Affinity Integrated Healthcare | Independent Medical Evaluations
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Independent Medical Exams

Worker’s Compensation & Functional Capacity Evaluations

At Affinity Integrated Healthcare, our physicians and physical therapy team emphasize a comprehensive treatment of all orthopedic work-related injuries.

We treat acute injuries and work emergencies, chronic and repetitive stress injuries, and perform Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) as well as offering second opinion examinations for even the most complex of cases. Our physicians specialize in all areas of orthopedic work-related conditions including hand and upper extremity, shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle, and spinal disorders.

We have returned workers from all lines of work to full health and function. We provide the same level of excellence in treatment of all injured workers which has resulted in outstanding outcomes. We comprehensive evaluation and treatment for the most serious work-related injuries and facilitate treatment including occupational therapy and physical therapy for common conditions such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, and back pain. We also offer comprehensive physical therapy, rehabilitation, state-of- the-art healing technologies such as laser, ARP, PRP and Stem Cell Injection Therapies.

Affinity Integrated Healthcare physicians and physical therapists complete intake assessment physician forms and reports which are available within one business day, with URGENT Status Reports available the day of service. We will complete any employer work status forms at the time of visit.

Any necessary diagnostic tests will be arranged by our office staff, and we will take care of any required Workers Compensation authorization procedures. We work closely with nurse case managers and will provide any necessary documentation to the injured worker at the time of visit.

Independent Medical Evaluation Appointments

To schedule an independent medical evaluation appointment with our physicians for a work-related injury, simply call our office location listed on this website and inform the receptionist that you need to be evaluated for a work-related injury or request your appointment online.

Please bring the following completed form to your appointment:

  1. Any recent Accident Reports, Your Worker Compensation Claim Number, Workers Compensation Insurance Company Contact Information, Claim Adjuster’s name and phone and your company’s Human Resource Contact information.
  2. Any referral for evaluation and treatment (if you have one.) Our clinicians will do a thorough evaluation of your health status and injury.

What is an Independent Medical Evaluation?

An Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) is often required to answer specific medical questions, including relationships of diagnosis to specific injury, accident or illness, further treatment recommendations, extent of permanent impairment or disability, and other information as needed. Our clinicians possess a broad range of credential in their respective specialties. We make every effort to schedule and complete the IME as soon as possible. After completion, we process and send a comprehensive report within a 24 hour period.

What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?

A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is set of tests, practices and observations that are combined to determine the ability of the evaluated person to function in a variety of circumstances, most often employment, in an objective manner and are also often required by insurers when an insured person applies for disability payments or a disability pension in the case of permanent disability.

An FCE can be used to determine fitness to work following an extended period of medical leave. If an employee is unable to return to work, the FCE provides information on prognosis, and occupational rehabilitation measures that may be possible.  An FCE can also be used to help identify changes to employee workload, or modifications to working conditions such as ergonomic measures, that the employer may be able to undertake in an effort to accommodate an employee with a disability or medical condition. FCEs are needed to determine if an employee is able to resume working in a capacity & quote: commensurate with his or her skills or abilities & quot;  before the disability or medical condition was diagnosed.  We are also a DOT Evaluation site for many local employers

Please contact us at our main number to schedule Your Independent Medical Evaluation or Functional Capacity Evaluation

(847) 680 – 3900