Psychology Independent Medical Examiners in California

Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Independent Medical Examiners. The Psychology 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.

James S Angelos, PhD James S. Angelos, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Santa Barbara, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Experience in criminal and civil proceedings. Personal injury examinations of adults and children. Worker's compensation evaluations. Two year (2008-2010) appointment to U.S. State Department, Office of Medical Services. Twenty-two month deployment to Iraq to evaluate and treat Department of State and Department of Defense personnel for acute and post traumatic stress disorders.

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D. Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.

Carlsbad, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology/Neurocognitive Deficits, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Forensic Psychology, Psychological Disability Assessment, Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Workers Compensation Qualified Medical Evaluation.
Craig B. Grether, Ph.D., Q.M.E. is a licensed clinical psychologist working in the San Diego area. Dr. Grether's work over the past 47 years has resulted in the development of an experience base in clinical psychology. neuropsychology, geropsychology. behavioral medicine, forensic psychology and mediation. He is an accomplished diagnostician, therapist, researcher and author having worked in outpatient rehabilitation, private practice, long-term care, and inpatient settings.

Stephanie Johnson, PsyD

Upland, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Services include psychological consultation, personal injury evaluations of adults and children, and worker's compensation evaluations.
Dr. Stephanie Johnson is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 13 years working in the mental health care field. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of La Verne. Her postdoctoral training included working at several medical clinics in Southern California where she trained in behavioral medicine and worked with patients of all age groups that suffered from chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. She has received her postdoctoral masters degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Johnson has training and experience in riese hearings, writ of habeas corpus hearings, and worker's compensation AOE/COE evaluations,

David P. Pingitore, PhD

Oakland, California
Psychology, Neuropsychology - Cognitive Disorders, Depression, PTSD, Assessment of Symptom Magnification/Malingering, Traumatic Brain Injury, Fitness for Duty. Board Certified in Clinical Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Michigan State University Visiting Scholar/NIMH Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

Bahar Safaei-Far, PsyD

Tarzana, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Services include psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic testing, Fitness-for Duty evaluations (peace officer and civilian), expert reports, independent medical evaluations, expert testimony with specialization in PTSD with civilian, law enforcement , firefighter and Veteran populations.
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) certified Military Veteran Bilingual Dr. Safaei-Far has extensive experience in conducting independent psychological medical evaluations including Defense Base Act Evaluations, Franklin Mitigation Evaluations, and psychological Fitness for Duty Evaluations (FFDE) with respect to any security or safety-related position, for both public and private entities. In addition to Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Dr. Safaei-Far also performs psychological screenings and risk assessment evaluations for return-to-work clearances in any safety or security-related employment environment. Additionally, Dr. Safaei-Far has extensive knowledge of California's Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements. She is qualified as a POST evaluator, and performs evaluations on a case-by-case basis for law enforcement appeals and other positions governed under POST requirements.

Delia Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN, QME Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Dr. Silva is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology (ABPP-CN) and has additional certification as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in CA. She has held board positions with national, state, and local neuropsychology organizations. She specializes with traumatic brain injuries, neurodegenerative conditions, complex medical conditions in adults, mood and anxiety disorders, somatic symptom disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain syndromes. She also speaks Spanish.
All evaluations include assessment of performance and symptom validity. Conclusions are based on objective data and are evidence-based. Dr. Silva has performed evaluations for both defense and plaintiff attorneys (approximately 60/40). She will provide free initial consultations to determine if she is the right expert for the case. She is founder of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, a reputable mental health clinic in San Diego, CA. More information can be found at http://www.neuropacific.com
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