Pain Management - Medicine Independent Medical Examiners

Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Independent Medical Examiners. The Pain Management - Medicine Independent Medical Examiners found here provide independent medical exams (IMEs), medical evaluations, impartial examinations, independent medical assessments, vocational assessments, functional capacity evaluations, impairment ratings, second opinions, return to work evaluations, or fitness for duty exams to evaluate the extent of disability, permanent impairment or injuries.

Michael A Cosgrove, MD

Huntsville, Alabama
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Acute and chronic spine pain, CRPS, medication management of acute and chronic pain, Interventional pain treatments, Neuromodulation.
5 years of occupational medicine and acute and emergent care in operational military force prior to residency and fellowship training. Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Paul Lynch, MD

Scottsdale, Arizona
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Pain Management/Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Blocks, Intrathecal Pumps, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Spinal Injections, Epidural, Cervical Injections, Radiofrequency, Medication Errors, Narcotic Prescriptions and Overdose, opioids
Dr. Paul Lynch is a double board-certified and Fellowship-trained interventional pain physician who has dedicated his life to the eradication of pain for his patients. He’s very passionate about diagnosing the most complex pain conditions and treating those patients with cutting-edge and innovative therapies, like spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Lynch completed a surgical internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, then when on to complete a residency in Anesthesiology at New York University and then completed his pain management fellowship at Texas Tech University. Dr. Lynch was previously an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Arizona. In addition to his education, Dr. Lynch is also a member of several professional societies including the American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiologist and The North American Neuromodulation Society. Since 2007...

Michael A. Steingart, DO Steingart Orthopedics

Phoenix, Arizona
Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management - Medicine - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating PHysicians, Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. Laser Surgery, Spine, Ankle, Pain Management, Foot, Hip, Elbow, Wrists, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joints, Impairment Ratings, IME's, Expert Witness

Kevin J Cebula, DDS Pasadena Orofacial Pain Associates

Pasadena, California
Dentistry, Pain Management - Medicine - OROFACIAL PAIN SPECIALIST - Specializing in the management of TMJ dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea, headache, chronic dental pain, and other pain disorders of the head and neck region. Expert witness for cases involving TMJ injuries, and dental malpractice cases involving over-treatment of TMJ disorders, iatrogenic nerve damage, failure to treat chronic dental pain, and standard of care issues pertaining to dental sleep medicine.
Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Subject Matter Expert for the California Dental Board

Hamilton Chen, MD, QME, CIME

Riverside, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry - Dr. Hamilton Chen is board certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Dr. Chen is also board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. Dr. Chen has extensive experience with medical and interventional pain management, neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and intrathecal pumps.
Dr. Chen currently practices full time in private practice in the Inland Empire in Southern California. He is active in treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries, spine injuries, joint injuries, auto accidents, nerve injuries, chronic pain syndromes, neck pain, back pain, joint pain, and nerve pain. He routinely performs disability & independent medical evaluations and uses the AMA Guides for rating impairment. Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor at Western University of Heath Sciences, and has taught trainees at all levels and continues to be active in the education of medical students and trainees. Dr. Chen is dedicated to clinical research and the advancement of the field of Pain Medicine. He has presented at multiple national conferences, including Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Pain Society, and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His works have also been accepted for publication in various ...

JOSEPH HADI, MD Joseph Hadi MD PC

Encino, California
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - I'm double boarded in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. My practice focus is on interventional pain management and electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCV). For the past several years I have been performing peer reviews, utilization reviews and IME for SD and LTD. I travel frequently to the states I am licensed in to perform IME.

Meir Keller, DDS, MS

Simi Valley, California
Dentistry, Pain Management - Medicine - Orofacial Pain & TMJ, Dental Sleep Medicine, Sleep Related Breathing Disorders, dental pain and sensitivity, dry mouth, jaw pain, jaw injury and movement limitation, nerve damage, nerve injury, oral surgery injuries (extractions and dental implant), dental crowns, veneers, root canals, pain management, obstructive sleep apnea
Dr. Keller is board certified in dentistry in addition to being a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He holds a Masters of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine. He is also a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (FICOI) and serves as a member of the Scientific Committee and the Academic Dental Sleep Council at the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is currently a clinical Assistant Professor at the Orofacial Pain Center at the USC School of Dentistry. In addition to teaching, Dr. Keller maintains a private practice in Simi Valley, California where he provides treatment for TMJ and other orofacial pain with state of the art technology. Within his practice he also treats chronic obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy (OAT).

Kevin Li, MD, QME, IME Advance Spine Care and Pain Management, PC

Pasadena, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - musculoskeletal Injuries, spinal Injuries, auto accidents, spine pain, musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain, headache, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, facet dysfunction, low back pain, chest pain, neck pain, radiculopathy, sciatica, cervical pain, whiplash, workers' compensation, disability & independent medical evaluations, AMA Guides, regenerative medicine, addiction medicine, interventional pain management, impairment rating, anesthesia
MEDICAL EDUCATION - Doctor of Medicine, MD, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, POST-GRADUATE TRAINING - Fellow, Pain Management Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, OH - Anesthesiology Resident, Brookdale University Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - Internship, UCLA/WLA VA Preliminary Internal Medicine Program, Los Angeles, CA AMERICAN BOARD OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES CERTIFICATION (ABMS) - Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology, board-certification - Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology/Pain Management, subspecialty board-certification - Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners INTRODUCTION Dr. Li is double board-certified by ABMS in Anesthesiology and Chronic Pain Management. He has extensive experiences with various treatment modalities, such as medication management, conservative rehabilitation, interventional pain procedures and surgical procedures to alleviate symptoms of chronic...

Jordan L. Newmark, M.D., Q.M.E. E&S Newmark Consulting | Stanford University

Redwood City, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - I am an ABA Double Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Physician, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor. My clinical interests involve interventional and interdisciplinary management of work related injuries, chronic back pain, pain after injury / surgery, workers' compensation, disability evaluation, chronic joint pain, chronic pelvic pain, nerve injury related pain, CRPS, headaches / facial pain, and post COVID-19 conditions. Currently in California performing QME, AME, IME
My experience includes: -President and CEO of E&S Newmark Consulting -Chair of Anesthesiology at Alameda Health System -Medical Director of Pain Medicine and Functional Restoration at Highland Hospital -Associate Division Chief for Pain Education at Stanford University My education and training was obtained from: -Temple University School of Medicine -Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital -Stanford University School of Medicine

Glenna Tolbert, MD Tolbert Rehabilitation

Beverly Hills, California
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Spinal Cord Medicine, Independent Medical Exam, Life Care Planning, Orthopedics - Nonsurgical

Shawn Uraine, M.D.

Loma Linda, California
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry - Spinal cord stimulator, opioid, facet, epidural, pill mill, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, opioid overdose, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord injury, neuromodulation, fluoroscopy, platelet rich plasma, PRP, whiplash, sacroiliac joint, low back pain, neck pain.
Double-board certified physician (physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine). Full-time clinical practice. Assistant professor, Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Experienced expert witness and independent medical examiner – has reviewed over one hundred cases and testified at deposition on numerous occasions.

Roshni N Patel, MD RNP Medical

Farmington, Connecticut
Pain Management - Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine - Quadruple board certified (Neurology, Pain Medicine, Headache, Brain Injury Medicine) and Neuropsychiatry eligible. Neurology Residency at the University of Connecticut Pain Medicine Fellowship at New York University- NYU Dept of Anesthesia Experience in Worker's Compensation Cases, Disability Impairment Ratings, Records Review, Personal Injury Cases, short-term and Long Term Disability Claim Reviews, and medical Necessity Determination
15+ Years experience in Interventional Pain Management and Neurology Disorders Experience in Worker's Compensation Cases, Disability Impairment Ratings, Records Review, Personal Injury Cases, Short Term and Long Term Disability Claim Reviews, and Medical Necessity Determinations. Expert on acute and chronic pain, IME’s, Depositions, Chart Review & File Review. I currently offer IME and Medical review in the state of CT and have offices in Stamford and Farmington.

Robert J. Friedman, MD Headache and Pain Center of Palm Beach

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Neurology, Pain Management - Medicine - Chronic Pain, headache, traumatic brain injury, RSD / CRPS , pain medications, neurodiagnostics, EMG, neuromuscular medicine (peripheral nerve).

Erick Grana, MD Surgery Partners Inc

Tampa, Florida
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Pain management Treatment of musculoskeletal injuries Interventional pain management Spine medicine Electrodiagnostic medicine Regenerative medicine

Eli Loch, D.O.

Jacksonville, Florida
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Interventional, injection, epidural, facet, radiofrequency ablation, rhizotomy, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, radiculopathy, neuropathy, pain, spinal cord stimulation, nerve injury, herniated disc, joint pain, nerve pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, orthopedic, opioid, peripheral nerve stimulation, acute pain, chronic pain, post surgical pain, CRPS, sacroiliac, musculoskeletal, platelet rich plasma, stem cell
Dr. Loch started his medical education at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduating medical school, he completed a highly competitive residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While there, he developed a passion for treating patients with complex spine, joint, and nerve pathology. Staying at the University of Florida, he was selected for an elite fellowship in interventional pain management to train with nationally recognized leaders in the field. Dr. Loch is board certified in both anesthesiology and interventional pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is very experienced in image guided interventional procedures, having personally performed over 10,000 spine, joint, and nerve injections. He is active at several hospitals, being both a consulting physician and member of the credentialing committee. Dr. Loch has also been involved with numerous professional societies including the American Society of Interve...

Arpit Patel

Tampa, Florida
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine

Asma Syed, MD Mid Florida Physical Medicine, PA

Wesley Chapel, Florida
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Board Certified in PM&R, Sports Medicine, Neck & Back Pain, Head & Spinal Cord Injury, Joint Disorders, Pain Management, Orthopedic, Musculoskeletal, Occupational, and Rehabilitative condition.
* Board Certified (PM&R) * Florida Disability Evolutions * American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation * Florida Medical Association * 15+ Years IME Experience

Kenneth J Lazarus, MD, PhD Southern Crescent Neurological Clinic, PC

Fayetteville, Georgia
Neurology, Pain Management - Medicine

Asad A. Cheema, MD Holistic Science Pain Clinic/ Excel Physical Therapy

Joliet, Illinois
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine

Christopher R. Pasquale, MD Rehabilitation Associates of the Midwest, SC

Palatine, Illinois
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Musculoskeletal medicine, chronic/acute pain management, IMEs, electrodiagnostic studies, trigger point injections, acupuncture, spinal cord injury

Stan Mathew, MD Stanley Mathew, MD PLLC

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Chronic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Post Laminectomy Syndrome, Neuropathy, Gait and Balance dysfunction, TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Chronic Neck and low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis , Rotator Cuff, Nerve, Bone and Muscle Specialist
Stanley Mathew, MD, has been an Attending Physician at St Luke's Hospital since October 2009. Dr. Mathew also serves as Chief Executive Officer of American Rehabilitation Medicine , PLLC. He was previously a Chief Resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Medical College. Dr. Mathew has extensive experience in the fields of Internal medicine, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Mathew holds board certifications in Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, with the American Board of Disability Analysts

c. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D. Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Leawood, Kansas
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Dr. Fotopoulos is an interventional physiatrist specializing in minimally invasive and interventional procedures for back, neck, hip, shoulder and knee pain.
I am fluent in Greek and can communicate in basic Italian, Russian, Spanish and Arabic. Our practice has a dedicated Medical-Legal team capable of answering any and all questions you might have. I have designated IME slots on my schedule that allow for ease and timeliness of scheduling.

Eva L Henry, MD Neurology Specialists

Wichita, Kansas
Neurology, Pain Management - Medicine

John H. Fairbanks, MD Fairbanks Orthopedics

Vidalia, Louisiana
Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management - Medicine

Samir Patel, MD R and R industry LLC

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology
SMO/IME: $3,400 • Fee includes up to 2 ½ inches of record review, examination, and report. • Upon receipt of all records, a list of questions to be addressed by the doctor in the report, ALL imaging/discs for the reports provided, and payment, an appointment will be scheduled at minimum two weeks from the date of receipt. If any items, including imaging, aren’t received prior to scheduling, the scheduled SMO/IME will have to be rescheduled and will follow the CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULE policy below. • Additional records exceeding 2 ½ inches= $680 per ½ inch. • Additional video/surveillance reports to be reviewed: $700 per video/report • We are unable to determine the amount of time that will be needed for the physician to review the records and generate a report. If an excessive amount of time is spent on the review, an extra fee may be charged following completion. • Records that have a time span exceeding 4 years will require an additional fee. We will need to review the records to d...

Jonathan D. Thompson, MD Thompson Medical Group, LLC

Hammond, Louisiana
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry - Double-Board-Certified Interventional Spine & Pain Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
SMO/IME: $3,800 • Fee includes up to 2 ½ inches of record review, examination, and report. • Upon receipt of all records, a list of questions to be addressed by the doctor in the report, ALL imaging/discs for the reports provided, and payment, an appointment will be scheduled at minimum two weeks from the date of receipt. If any items, including imaging, aren’t received prior to scheduling, the scheduled SMO/IME will have to be rescheduled and will follow the CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULE policy below. • Additional records exceeding 2 ½ inches= $760 per ½ inch. • Additional video/surveillance reports to be reviewed: $700 per video/report • Addendum to report: $700 for the addendum plus $175 per up to each ¼ inch of additional records (will round up) • We are unable to determine the amount of time that will be needed for the physician to review the records and generate a report. If an excessive amount of time is spent on the review, an extra fee may be charged following completion. • Re...

Mark A. Young, MD, MBA, FACP Mark A. Young MD, FACP

WHITE MARSH, Maryland
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - For 31+ years, Dr. Young has dedicated his practice to complex neurol & musculoskeletal disorders. Highly experienced in: Disability Evaluations, IME's, Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning, Personal Injury, Chart Reviews , Expert Witness activity, Report Writing. Expertise: PM&R, Neurological Rehab, MSK, Pain, Addictions & Integrative Medicine As a published author with formidable academic background, Dr. Young combines quality expertise with professionalism & customer service
Dr. Young combines quality expertise with professionalism & a high commitment to customer service. An experienced academic & writer & international lecturer, Dr Young has published multiple scientific articles in a diverse and prestigious array of medical journals. Dr. Young has published several medical books. Superb writing and oratorical skill with a commitment to quality, timely and user-friendly service. Extensive career background in Vocational rehabilitation, Disability Evaluation, Chart review and medicolegal advocacy & expert opinion.

Paul Azimov Family Physiatry, PC

Springfield, Massachusetts
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - General musculoskeletal physiatry, spinal injections, pain medication management

Daniel Southren, MD

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Harvard-trained Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist with expertise in interventional and chronic pain management, anesthesia complications, opioid and other medical management, nerve blocks, and advanced procedures. Skilled in assessing pain-related disability, medication efficacy, and surgical outcomes. Committed to delivering objective, evidence-based evaluations and proficient in evaluating injurious conditions and pain-related disability in the context of IME and medico-legal case reviews.
As a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician with a Fellowship from Harvard's Mass General Hospital, I bring and in depth understanding of complex pain conditions, anesthesia procedures, and their implications for patient outcomes. I am experienced in the management of chronic pain syndromes, acute pain crises, anesthesia pre-operative assessment, and post-operative care. I'm adept in various pain treatments like epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, and advanced pain therapies like spinal cord stimulators. My clinical expertise extends to managing a broad spectrum of injurious conditions, offering a nuanced understanding of pain-related disability and treatment outcomes. In my biotech work, I've been instrumental in the early clinical development through translational medicine in the pain division. This involvement in first-in-human and phase 2 studies underscores my commitment to pioneering pain management therapies and staying at the forefront of medical advance...

Gary L Stanton, MD Gary Stanton, MD, PC

Concord, Massachusetts
Neurology, Pain Management - Medicine - Sleep Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG, EEG), Medical Acupuncture
I have been in the full-time private practice of neurology continuously since completing a neurology residency and EMG fellowship in 1983 at Boston University. My active ABMS board certifications include neurology, pain medicine, sleep medicine, and clinical neurophysiology. Active non-ABMS board certifications include medical acupuncture, EMG, and EEG. My clinical practice is 1/3 general neurology, 1/3 pain medicine, and 1/3 sleep medicine. About 98% of my professional time is spent in direct patient care. This in part involves medical acupuncture, for which I have undergone specialized training, published medical literature, and lectured in domestic and international conferences. Since approximately 1985 and for several years thereafter I performed IMEs for the Department of Industrial Accidents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I have given legal depositions and have testified as an expert witness in court in cases involving industrial accidents, disability due to neur...

John Easa, MD Veterans Health Admin. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Holland, Michigan
Pain Management - Medicine

John S Schultz, MD Medical Rehabilitation Group, P.C.

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Spine disorders, musculoskeletal medicine, interventional spine, chronic pain, electrodiagnostic medicine, occupational injuries, disability evaluation, regenerative medicine, nerve injuries

Steven M. Wiener, MD Michigan Interventional Pain Associates

West Bloomfield, Michigan
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Interventional Pain Medicine

Jack E. Hubbard, MD, PhD IME, Inc

Plymouth, Minnesota
Neurology, Pain Management - Medicine
multiple publications in both medical and medical-legal journals Co-author of three volume set in the ABA Medical Legal Guides series published by the American Bar Association titled Head Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers, The Spine for Lawyers, and Clinical Anatomy for Lawyers Co-author of Anatomy and Physiology for Legal Professionals

DANIEL PETER SIPPLE, D.O. SIPPLE MEDICAL INNOVATIONS

ROSEVILLE, Minnesota
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Spine: Epidural Steroid Injections, Spinal Cord Stimulation, RFN, Joint Injections Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Stellate Ganglion Block. Traumatic Brian Injury, Concussion, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury. Trauma, Amputation, Motor Vehicle Accident, Worker's Compensation, Opioids, Railroad Injury, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Whiplash, SI Joint Pain, Pain and Suffering, EMG-NCS, Botox, Impairment and/or Disability
Dr. Sipple began his career as a physician on faculty at the Shirley Ryan Ability, the leading Rehabilitation Hospital in the United States in U.S. News and World Report for over 30 years running. He staffed the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Pain Center and the American Academy of Pain Medicine Center of Excellence before working alongside former Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies team physicians at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists, P.C. Dr. Sipple took full Orthopedic Surgery Call. Subsequently, Dr. Sipple was on staff at the Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, via the Pain Clinic of Northwestern Wisconsin in a high-volume, Anesthesia-based interventional pain practice. Thereafter, Dr. Sipple led the turnaround of the HealthEast Spine Center as Medical Director and Service line Medical Director, growing volume over an order of magnitude over two years. He subsequently served as an interventional physiatrist at Midwest Spine and Brain Institute for 7 years, caring...

John C. Lucio, DO Mid America Labs, Inc

Jefferson City, Missouri
Pain Management - Medicine, Integrative Medicine - Over 10 years of extensive experience in performing Independent Medical Evaluations. Main area of focus Pain Management and musculoskeletal injuries.Trained and certified by the ABIME in the AMA guidelines 6th edition
Board-certified in Integrative Medicine by the University of Arizona Over 10 years experience as a certified Medical Review Officer

Eric Mehlberg, MD

Laurel, Montana
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Following Medical School, I trained in Anesthesiology at Stanford University Medical Center and Interventional Pain Management at University of California at San Francisco. I have was in private practice since 2015-2023, and currently am hospital employed.
All basic interventional techniques under either fluoroscopy or ultrasonography (Facet, MBB/RFA, epidural [C2 and below; both interlaminar and TFESI, with the caveat that I do not do bilateral or multilevel cervical TFESI ], SI, major/minor joints and bursae, paravertebrals, peripheral nerve blocks, etc). Kyphoplasty. Platelet Rich Plasma regenerative techniques. Spinal Cord Stimulation Percutaneous Trials and Implants. Intrathecal Pump trials, insertion and management (although I prefer not to utilize this modality). Minimally invasive Interspinous fixation and Sacroiliac Joint Fusion. Medication Management. Clear communication and coordination of care between surgical specialties, physical therapy, behavioral medicine and myself. Impairment evaluations using AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 3rd and 6th edition. Chart Review, utilization management, disability review and pain-relate future needs.

Nathan Zemel, MD Newark Orthopedic and Neurologic Rehab

Newark, New Jersey
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Board Certified) and Pain Management (Certified), Manipulation Under Anesthesia (Certified) Medical Marijuana (Certified), Addiction Medicine (Certified), Trauma, Work Related Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Non-Surgical Spine, Peripheral Joint, and Peripheral Nerve Injuries. Quick turnaround time for reports, record reviews, and IMEs.
Newark NJ, Vineland NJ, Clifton NJ, Elizabeth NJ, Freehold NJ, Hoboken NJ, Saddle Brook NJ, North Brunswick NJ, Glassboro NJ, Morristown NJ, Mount Laurel NJ, Lakewood NJ, Ventnor NJ, Cherry Hill NJ, Hamilton NJ NY Offices: Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan

Adam J Carinci, MD, JD, MBA University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Rochester, New York
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Specialty Focus: CRPS, RSD, IME, Disability Evaluation, NY-WC, MVA, Peer Review, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Nerve Injury, Pain Medicine, Opioids, Opioid Abuse, Opioid Overdose, Opioid Addiction, Standard of Care, Medical Necessity, Medical Fraud and Abuse. Education: B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Pace University; M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Resident - Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Fellow - Pain Medicine, MGH / Harvard Medical School
Dr. Carinci is double-board certified in Anesthesia and in Pain Medicine with an active full time medical practice. With his dual training as both a physician and a lawyer Dr. Carinci is a sought-after expert witness in medico-legal matters on a national stage where he combines distinct acumen and expertise at the intersection of medicine and law. Dr. Carinci is Chief of the Pain Management and Director of the Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Expertise in all facets of musculoskeletal medicine with emphasis on spine, joint and extremity related pain conditions. Experience with IMEs for both plaintiff and defense involving workers compensation, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury and disability. Experience with AMA Guides, impairment ratings, MMI, restrictions, limitations. Office location with ability to travel as needed. Schedule appointment within 2 weeks, r...

Joseph Hadi, MD Joseph Hadi MD, PLLC

Brooklyn, New York
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - I'm double boarded in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. My practice focus is on interventional pain management and electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCV). For the past several years I have been performing peer reviews, utilization reviews and IME for SD and LTD. I travel frequently to the states I am licensed in to perform IME.
Q.M.E. Medical Board of California Expert Reviewer

Cyrus Kao Rehabilitation Consultants LLC

Brooklyn, New York
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Worker's Compensation / Personal Injury / Utilization Reviewer Commercial insurance UR reviewer Musculoskeletal and pain disability claims Liability claims IMEs Independent Medical Reviews Life Care Planning - Certified Life Care Planner (LCP-C) Certified Manipulation Under Anesthesia
TRAINING: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center 07/2015 – 06/2016 Pain Management/Interventional Pain/Interventional Spine Fellowship Bronx, NY Georgetown University/MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital                                          07/2012 – 06/2015 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency                                                                                      Washington, DC   SUNY Downstate Medical Center 03/2014 – 03/2015 Medical Acupuncture at SUNY Downstate Program Brooklyn, NY SUNY Downstate/University Hospital of Brooklyn at Long Island College Hospital 06/2011 – 06/2012 Internal Medicine Internship                                                                                                                                    Brooklyn, NY UMDNJ/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation – Doctor Office Center 06-12/2010 Research Assistant Newark, NJ ---- Extensive publications...

Michael D. Leibowitz, M.D., C.M.D. Advanced Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation, P.C.

Roslyn Heights, New York
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Board Certified, American Board of Pain Medicine. Performs all IME's including LIABILTY IME's, No Fault IME's, etc. Second Opinions. Expertise in: Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic/Neurological & Spine Injuries & Diseases, Pain Medicine, RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, CRPS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Catastrophic Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, etc. Disability Determinations. Effective Expert Testimony.
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Board Certified, American Board of Pain Medicine. Certified Medical Director, American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. In addition, Expertise in Amputations, Personal Injury, Whiplash/ Cervical Injuries, Low Back Pain, Soft Tissue Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Work/Occupational Injuries, etc. Performs IME's, peer reviews, file reviews, pre-authorizations, disability exams, disability file reviews & reports-LTD & STD, Physical Therapy Reviews, Chiropractic Reviews, Medical Malpractice, & Litigation Support Services. Excellent IME's and excellent reports. Experienced and Effective in providing Trial Testimony. Excellent education, training, and experience. I have served as an Attending Physician at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and concurrently I have served on the faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- New Jersey Medical School. I am current...

Sathish Modugu, MD Spine Sports Pain Treatment Center

HARTSDALE, New York
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - PMR and pain management, spine disorders, sports injuries, work injuries and personal injury

Mike M. Pappas

Astoria, New York
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain management, Pharmaceutical Reviews, Disability exams, Peer Reviews, Electrodiagnostic testing, Medical Necessity reviews
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management. Dr. Pappas has been practicing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pain Management for over 15 years. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is on staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center as a Clinical Instructor. He completed his residency at Columbia/Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital where he served as chief resident. He is an expert in Musculoskeletal Injuries including injuries of the Cervical and Lumbar spine, Shoulder and Knee injuries, Chronic Pain Syndromes, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. He has extensive experience in performing IME’s, Disability exams, Disability reviews, Pharmaceutical Reviews, File Reviews ,STD, LTD, Peer Reviews. Excellent reports. Also on staff at multiple Skilled Nursing Facilities overseeing the care of TBI’s, Spinal cord injuries, Amputations, Joint Replacements, Burns, Wound Care.

Sunitha Polepalle, MD Mid Hudson Pain Management

Newburgh, New York
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry - Interventional Pain Management. Specializing in pain procedures.
Have been performing thorough, detailed IME's for the past nineteen years. Able to schedule the patients and perform the reports in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable of the IME protocol. Triple boarded and Ivy League trained. Willing to travel to different locations. Also willing to add an additional office in a new location if needed. Available to testify. Reasonable fees. RESIDENCY: 1993-1996 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY INTERNSHIP: 1992-1993 Transitional Medicine Overlook Hospital, Summit, NY EDUCATION: 1988-1992 Doctor of Medicine, State Univ of New York at Stony Brook 1984-1988 Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, NY, NY BOARD STATUS: Oct 2002-Oct 2022 Diplomat American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty in Pain Medicine. Mar 2008-Mar 2018 Fellow of Interventional Pain Practi...

Alvin K Antony, MD Carolina Sports and Spine, PA

Raleigh, North Carolina
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry - Our team has completed over 200 IME at our 3 locations. We specialize in musculoskeletal issues and pain management issues surrounding the body and spine.

Thomas K. Carlton, III, MD The Rehab Center

Charlotte, North Carolina
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine

O. Del Curling, Jr., MD, MBA Neurosurgery & Pain Specialists of the Carolinas

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Neurosurgery, Pain Management - Medicine - Over 30 years of experience performing IMEs for neurosurgical-related issues (brain, spine, and peripheral nerve injury). In addition to performing IMEs, Dr. Curling maintains an active clinical practice focused on the evaluation and non-operative management of mild brain injury (concussion, headache, post concussive syndrome), in addition to providing both interventional and non-interventional treatment of neck and back pain, nerve injuries, and other painful conditions (e.g., CRPS)
Dr. Curling has received degrees/training from Duke University, University of Virginia, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Auburn University and has been practicing in central North Carolina since 1991. He presently sees a high percentage of North Carolina worker's compensation cases, but also evaluates out of state and federal W/C, as well as private disability and personal injury cases. Referrals are received from adjusters, case managers, defense/plaintiff attorneys, other physicians, or upon direct recommendation/order of the NC Industrial Commission. In addition to IMEs, other related medicolegal services are available, including review of records, surgical opinions, additional opinion on ratings, fit for duty evaluations, and attorney consultation or testimony as needed. IME scheduling requires receipt of at least a brief synopsis of the case, though review of all records is not necessary before scheduling. If Dr. Curling feels tha...

Henry Lepore, MD Southeastern Medical, PA

Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine

Alicia L Warlick, MD

Raleigh, North Carolina
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - I am a board certified Anesthesiologist and i have over 20 years experience as well as a sub specialty in Acute Pain Medicine and nerve blocks (orthopedic surgery). I am a chief of my service in a large system including level one Trauma Center. I have decades of past and current experience in orthopedic trauma.
I have the unique experience in both operating room settings: Academics (university setting) and in private practice. These two settings can be very different due to educational and supervision needs (resident physicians and crnas).

David P Russo, DO, MPH, MS Columbia Pain Management, PC

Hood River, Oregon
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - All aspects of disability evaluation and treatment, including causation Analysis and review of iatrogenic harm caused by treatment for chronic pain syndromes Analysis and review of mistaken attribution of liability related to treatment of chronic pain syndromes Peer Review

Mikhail Artamonov, M.D. Ph.D. MJA Healthcare Network

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry - Life care Planning, Medico-Financial Summary, IREs-AMA Guides, Depositions, Expert Testimony, EMG/NCS, Work/Auto Injuries, Pain and Addiction Management, Back, Neck, Joints, RSD/CPRS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cognitive dysfunction due to previous Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, chronic Lyme disease and co-infections, Second Opinion in Orthopedic Medicine and Physiatry, Alternative Medicine
Board Certified in 8 areas: Pain Management Addiction Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) Brain Injury Medicine Obesity Medicine Medical Ultrasound Functional and Regenerative Medicine Independent Medical Examiner, Certified Physician - Acupuncturist, Licensed Board eligible: Electrodiagnostic Medicine Sports Medicine Medical Acupuncture Residency in Temple University Pain Fellowship in Harvard Medical School Special Focus: Minimally Invasive Spinal Procedures Pain and Addiction Management including Opioid Management and Detoxification Alternative and Interventional Pain Management Minimally Invasive Spine and Joint Management Regenerative Medicine including Stem Cell and PRP Mild Traumatic Brain Injury including after whiplash injuries due to MVA Special Testing on-site including Brain Functional Assessment, Neurophysiological and Neuro-Psychological Batteries, Autonomic and Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment, Medical Infrared. Actively practicing physicia...

James F Bonner, MD

Chester, Pennsylvania
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine

Joseph T Hayes, MD Hayes CTR Occupational Medicine , Hayes Pain and Addiction CTR

East Norriton , Pennsylvania
Occupational Medicine, Pain Management - Medicine - Board Certified in Occupational and Addiction Medicine. Advanced Certification in pain and Board certified in Medical Accupuncture. 38 years experience . Hundreds of high quality IME’s. I have been assigned cases involving Occupational medicine, addiction medicine and complicated chronic Pain management. I am also qualified in opining on acupuncture. I am also qualified to make impairment ratings and disability determinations
I am very responsive to turn around times. I turn around reorts within 5 business days of the examination. Reports are spell checked and proofed for grammatical errors. Reduces work load for QA.

Philip Kim Center for Interventional Pain & Spine

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Dr. Kim is highly recognized for his specialty in neuromodulation therapies and intrathecal drug delivery systems. Dr. Kim is passionate about interventional approaches to pain management and increasing the quality of life for his patients. He is committed to offering patients options when they feel they have exhausted many of them.

Don A. Koenigsberg

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - specialize in interventional pain management. Expertise in conditions of the spine including disc herniations, spinal stenosis, sciatica, etc. Also related conditions including CRPS are managed. I perform IMEs on injuries including Workman's Comp and Motor Vehicle Accidents, etc.

Randall N Smith, MD Richard H. Kaplan, MD, PC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Orthopedics, Pain Management - Medicine - Evaluation of orthopedic injuries and pain management with training and experience in treatment of traumatic injuries. Operating general orthopedic surgeon for 23 years specializing in trauma.

Richard M Sobel, M.D. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Media, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Chronic pain, PTSD, worker's comp, personal injury, medical malpractice, chronic opioid management, psychopharmacology, file review, IMEs. Board Certification in Psychiatry. Subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Medicine.
EXPERIENCE: My primary focus is on patient care, but I have had extensive experience working with worker's compensation attorneys on behalf of both patients and payors. This has included IMEs, depositions, trial appearances, and file reviews. LEADERSHIP: I am Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, a local chapter of the American Pain Society. CREDENTIALS: Harvard residency in Psychiatry. Board Certified in Psychiatry, sub-specialty certification in Pain Medicine. COMMUNICATION/TEACHING: Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Sidney Kimmel Medical School of Thomas Jefferson University, supervising residents for over 38 years, recipient of Resident Teaching Award and Dean's Award for Excellence in Education . Authored and co-authored several articles and one book chapter. Have lectured extensively on the management of depression and chronic pain to both large and small audiences. ORGANIZATION: I manage a large solo practice u...

Pradeep Chopra, MD, MHCM Center for Complex Conditions

Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Pain Management - Medicine - Graduated from Harvard Medical School with Residency in Anesthesia and Critical Care medicine and Pain Medicine. I have over 2 decades of experience in complex medical conditions. Extensive experience in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) previously known as RSD. I have multiple publications and awards on CRPS. I have been a speaker on CRPS internationally. I have been teaching on the subject of CRPS and complex medical conditions at Harvard and now Brown Medical School.
Graduated from Harvard Medical School with Residency in Anesthesia and Critical Care medicine and Pain Medicine. I have an extensive experience in complex medical conditions over the last 20 years. I am the recipient of many awards, two from Harvard. I have been a keynote speaker on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) formerly known as RSD and other complex pain conditions. I also specialize in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. I have been on the Board of several organizations on CRPS, Pain. My medico-legal experience consists mostly of IME's, Depositions and some testifying. I have multiple publications on most of the above subjects.

Nancy Lembo, DO Carolina Spine & Sport Rehabilitation Specialists, P.A.

Summerville, South Carolina
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Fellowship Trained Interventional Spine, Pain Medicine, and Sport Medicine. Board Certified, ABPMR Board Certified, Pain Medicine Board Certified, Sports Medicine
Board Certified, Sports Medicine Board Certified, Pain Medicine

Aaron M. Levine, MD

Houston, Texas
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Musculoskeletal, Neurological Disorders
License Texas, Michigan, Reviewer Florida

Robert Nocerini, MD

Plano, Texas
Pain Management - Medicine - Currently in active full time Pain Management practice. I perform cervical, thoracic, and lumbar epidural steroid injections, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar facet joint injections/medial branch nerve blocks, facet radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, occipital nerve blocks, sacroiliac joint injections and other large joint injections for chronic pain.
More than 4 years experience with workers compensation peer reviews and personal injury peer reviews in Texas.

Ramesh Singa, MD HealthAdvise

Austin, Texas
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine

Michael J Jaffe, MD Michael Jaffe MD LLC

Salt Lake City, Utah
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Spine, pain and musculoskeletal medicine. Areas of expertise all areas of the spine including low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, radiculopathy, facet arthritis, discogenic pain, vertebrogenic pain, thoracic pain and SI joint pain. My expertise includes musculoskeletal and nerve injuries such as shoulders, knees, soft tissue injuries, sprains and strains. I am board certified in PM&R and Pain. I was involved in 100s of cases for the Utah Labor Commission as a Medical Panel Chair 2015-2023.
Over 20 years working for Intermountain Healthcare in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in outpatient Physiatry. I was a member of Intermountain Healthcare development team for Clinical Practice Guidelines for low back pain, neck pain and chronic pain. Former President Utah Academy of Pain Management 2008-2015. I perform fluoroscopic guided spinal injections including epidural steroid injections and radiofrequency ablation. I perform ultrasound guided peripheral joint, tendons and soft tissue injections.

George M. Baylor, M.D. Blue Ridge Pain Management Associates, PC

Salem, Virginia
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine

Akhtar Purvez, M.D. Pain & Spine Center of Charlottesville

Charlottesville, Virginia
Pain Management - Medicine - Interventional Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Workmans Compensation Cases, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Orthopedic-Non Surgical, Disability Evaluation, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehab. Extensive experience in Independent Medical Evaluation, Second opinions and chart reviews.
Dr. Purvez is a highly qualified and experienced interventional pain physician who trained in Head & Neck Surgery in India, in Anesthesiology at Boston University and in Pain Medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Purvez is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Disability Analysts. He has been in pain practice since 2002. He has been a member of American Society of Interventional Pain Physician (ASIPP), Spine Intervention Society (SIS) , American Medical association (AMA) and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain medicine (ASRA). He has authored numerous articles and a book chapter on pain in American College of Physicians (ACP) Manual of Critical Care. His new book ' Chronic Pain Management in an Age of Addiction' is set to release in October 2018 and is available for pre-order. He has more than fifteen years of experience as an expert witness in Interventional pain man...

Jason G. Attaman, DO, FAAPMR Dr. Atttaman, PLLC

Bellevue, Washington
Pain Management - Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry - Complex spine, joint and nerve pain injury diagnosis/treatment after MVA/industrial injuries. No pain syndrome too complex. I have very effective treatments for whiplash and spinal injuries after MVA and industrial accidents. Interventional Pain Management: radiofrequency ablation, epidurals, nerve blocks. Orthobiologics: Regenexx platelet rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow concentrate (BMC) stem cell, and alpha 2 macroglobulin (A2M) injections for ligament, tendon, and joint injuries.
Dr. Attaman is in active clinical practice. The majority of his work involves active clinical care of patients. He is ACGME fellowship trained and ABMS board certified in Pain Medicine. He is ACGME residency trained and ABMS board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Seattle Met “Top Doc” in Pain Medicine for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Seattle Magazine “Top Doc” in Pain Medicine for 2019. He is the only Pain Medicine doctor to receive the Top Doc award from both magazines in 2019. He is expert at diagnosing and treating every form of pain, ranging from common back pain to face pain to cancer pain. He uses pain reducing injections and procedures to combat difficult to treat pain conditions. He sees many patients suffering from post traumatic pain issues such as motor vehicle accidents and industrial injuries. ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Clinical Assistant Professor, Pacif...

Howard Grattan, MD Mt. Hood Medical Review and Consulting

Vancouver, Washington
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Physiatry, Pain Management - Medicine

Jitendra K Baruah, MD

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Neurology, Pain Management - Medicine - Board Certified in Neurology (ABPN), Subspecialty Board Diplomate in Pain Medicine (ABPN), Subspecialty Board Diplomate in Vascular Medicine (ABPN), Diplomate of American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM), American Board of Psychiatry Neurology (ABPN), United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS)
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