Independent Medical Examination

Louisville Orthopedic Dr. Stacie Grossfeld Provides Independent Medical Examination

Board certified orthopedic physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld has 12 years of professional experience with Independent Medical Examination or IME.

What is an Independent Medical Examination?

An Independent Medical Examination or IME is when a medical care provider like an orthopedic physician provides an objective medical examination of a person.  Typically the physician conducting an Independent Medical Examination is someone who has never been responsible for the examinee’s medical care.  This is because it is very important that an Independent Medical Examination provides an impartial and objective examination of the person.

When is an Independent Medical Examination Necessary?

There are many times when an Independent Medical Examination might be requested and conducted. For example, people sometimes request an Independent Medical Examination to determine the extent of work or accident related injuries.

Independent Medical Examinations are conducted at the request of both employers and insurance carriers in order to get an independent and impartial opinion of a person’s clinical status. Independent Medical Exams are performed while following all standard medical ethics and physician codes of conduct.

Independent Medical Examinations typically involve some type of report or documentation that details the findings of the medical examination. Sometimes an IME is requested in order to determine a diagnosis or to document a clinical course of treatment.

If you would like to request an Independent Medical Examination, please contact Orthopaedic Specialists and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld at 502-212-2663 for more information.