What you need to know about
What you need to know about
An independent medical examination (IME) occurs when a doctor who has not previously been involved in a person’s care examines an individual.
Spine Consultants LLC understands that an independent medical evaluation is a critical step in determining return to work status and worker’s compensation cases. Dr. Butler will evaluate the patient’s current medical status, with the goal of providing a comprehensive and objective report regarding work capacity and any ongoing residual limitations.
Gathering all medical records relevant to a case and organizing them is an essential requirement for those in the medical-legal industry, and support services would be immensely beneficial in streamlining your medical record review process. At Spine Consultants LLC, we provide customized medical record review service for legal, insurance and medical entities to help them clearly understand the sequence of medical events and the legal validity of the claim.
The AMA Guides provide a reliable, repeatable measurement framework for permanent impairment in patients who have suffered an injury or illness resulting in long-term loss of a body part or reduction of body function. Once a patient has reached Maximum Medical Improvement, physicians use the AMA Guides to assess a patient’s impairment and document findings. A properly completed impairment rating report produced using the appropriate AMA Guides content is the gold standard for documenting permanent impairment to support insurance and legal proceedings.
Jesse P. Butler, MD, CIME, ABOS certified, fellowship-trained, and certified independent medical examiner and practicing spine surgeon.
Dr. Butler offers an evidenced-based medical opinion for spine He has extensive experience with Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), Section 12 examinations, AMA Guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment 6th edition, record reviews, expert witness, trial testimony and complex and revision spine surgery.
Spine Consultants LLC has extensive, up-to-date knowledge of workers’ compensation laws, a major factor in the battle to manage health care costs to benefit employers and patients. We are dedicated and ready to assist in the management and facilitation of any injured worker case.
As a hired medical expert, Dr. Butler is very effective in deposition and trial. He provides clear and confident opinions and holds up to cross examination. Whether it’s a personal injury case, medical malpractice, or workers’ compensation, his evidenced based medical opinion for spinecervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, coccyx) related cases is inimitable.
Personal Injury is just one of our practice areas. Other practice areas include:
Sometimes you just need a second opinion. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.