Ackland Sports Medicine completes independent medical exams (IME) to assist patients with resolving disputes. When there is a workers’ compensation case, the treating doctor will make decisions about what medical treatments are needed, timing of return to work and decisions on disability. If there is a dispute with an employer’s insurance company about these issues, a patient may be asked to undergo a medical evaluation with another neutral doctor. The outcome of these IME exams can greatly affect a workers’ compensation case.
Ackland Sports Medicine experts can provide an IME which is essentially this medical evaluation that is used to resolve questions about your medical condition. An IME can have a large impact on your case. Workers’ compensation judges and hearing officers often see IME doctors as “experts” and give significant weight to their report.
Ackland Sports Medicine, with over 30 years of experience in workers’ compensation surgeries and treatments, is a valuable resource serving as a neutral and expert solution to your dispute resolution.