How much of your IME practice is claimant vs. defense?
We have a practice that includes a mixture of claimant and defense cases. Our examinations are truly objective, and Medix physicians are known for providing objective and thorough reports regardless of whether they are sent to us by the insurer, the defense or the claimant counsel.
Are you affiliated with any other organization?
Medix is a privately owned, fully independent occupational medicine provider. Medix is not affiliated with any other occupational medicine provider or hospital network.
Do you see private pay DOT physicals?
Yes. We accept cash only for private pay physicals. At this time, we do not accept checks, debit cards, or credit cards.
Do you collect drug screens for private or court-ordered purposes?
No, we collect drug screens for employment purposes only.
What do the letters after the doctors’ names mean?
FACOEM – Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Requirements for Fellowship: Must have practiced occupational/environmental medicine on a full-time basis for three years and be a member of ACOEM for the last three years. Must have a high level of expertise and training in occupational medicine as evidenced by certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine or another medical board.
FACPM – Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine
Requirements for Fellowship: ACPM membership status is at the Member level and in good standing with ACPM for the last three years, holds current board certification by the ABPM or by another American Board of Medical Specialties recognized board, active participation with the American college of preventive medicine, demonstrates evidence of contributions to the field of Preventive Medicine.
MPH – Master’s Degree in Public Health
The MPH is a part of an occupational and environmental medicine residency program. An MPH program associated with a residency program typically includes graduate-level study in epidemiology, biostatistics, workplace anthropology, audiology, toxicology, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, as well as coursework in healthcare administration. Physicians with occupational and environmental medicine residency training and the MPH degree typically have a far greater understanding of the complex social, physical and medical issues in the typical workplace than physicians without such training and education.
How much time should I plan for an Independent Medical Evaluation Appointment?
We allow a minimum of 2 hours for this type of evaluation. Depending on the amount of records or the number of injuries, the evaluation may take less or more time.
What is the difference between an Impairment Rating and an Independent Medical Evaluation?
An Impairment Rating includes only a rating and restrictions. An Independent Medical Evaluation is a more in-depth assessment.