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Independent Medical Exam (IME) Specialist

Stuart A. Rubin, MD, MPH

Physiatry & Pain Management Physician located in Boynton Beach, FL

If you’ve been injured or need to file for disability, you need an independent medical exam to confirm your diagnosis and its effect on your life. Based in Boynton Beach, Florida, Stuart A. Rubin, MD, MPH, a board-certified pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, provides independent medical exams for patients from all over the United States. If you need an independent medical exam for any reason, call Dr. Rubin or schedule a consultation online today.

Independent Medical Exam (IME) Q&A

What is an independent medical exam?

An independent medical exam provides an unbiased assessment of an injury for a workers’ compensation, personal injury, or disability claim. It includes a physical exam and a review of your injury, including how it happened and how it limits your mobility and other functions. 

As an independent examiner, Dr. Rubin is a consultant for your claim. He has to ask questions as part of the standard procedure. He’s not trying to trick you, but simply assess your injury. 

Why would I need an independent medical exam?

You might need an independent medical exam for a variety of reasons. For example, suppose you’re injured at work or in an automobile collision, or you sustain a personal injury, and file a claim. An independent medical exam provides an unbiased assessment of your injury for your case. 

Other issues that might require an independent medical exam include:

  • Liability injury situations
  • Disability claims
  • Occupational danger claims
  • Environmental hazard claims
  • Nursing home negligence claims

Dr. Rubin completes the necessary paperwork. He can answer your questions so you can understand your condition and explain your medical and functional concerns concisely and accurately. 

How should I prepare for an independent medical exam?

You don’t need to do much to prepare for an independent medical exam. You should organize your thoughts so you can answer any questions about previous injuries, how the current injury happened, your symptoms, and any prescription or over-the-counter medications. 

Dr. Rubin recommends arriving early for your appointment. His office is an unfamiliar environment for you, and spending a few minutes gathering your thoughts in the waiting room can help you feel more comfortable during the exam. 

What happens during an independent medical exam?

Dr. Rubin usually begins by reviewing your injury and medical history. He also asks about any treatment you’ve had so far. He conducts a physical exam and tests, such as balance, grip strength, and range of motion. He writes his report and completes any necessary paperwork to complete the exam.

Dr. Rubin has been an independent medical examiner for over 30 years and has completed thousands of independent medical exams. 

If you need an independent medical exam, call Dr. Rubin or make an appointment online today.