Thursday, October 12, 2006

Defense ("Independent") Medical Examinations

Defense medical examinations are one of the insurance company tactics used to avoid proper payment of a personal injury claim or Wisconsin workers compensation claim.

Here's one example of a defense medical examination broker. Read for yourself about its "independent medical examination services", but the bottom line is insurance companies pay doctors to fight legitimate claims. Insurers pay these doctors for disputing a treating doctor's diagnosis, blaming the cause of injury on something other than that an insurer's insured's negligence, claiming injuries were pre-existing, arguing treatment was unnecessary, asserting that an injury is not permanent, etc. Defense medical examiners earn serious money doing this. The company's October-November 2006 schedule includes the following:

Appleton / Green Bay / Oshkosh / Neenah, Wisconsin
James G. Gmeiner, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon/ Spine Specialist
Stephen E. Barron, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Steven P. Friedel, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
William D. Moore, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
William R. Klemme, M.D. – Ortho. Surgeon/Spine Specialist
Sridhar V. Vasudevan, M.D. – Physical Medicine & Rehab
Paul A. Cederberg, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon
Michael A. Weiner, M.D. – Plastic/Hand Surgeon
James C. Foster, M.D. – Occupational Medicine
Michael R. Nordstrom, M.D. – Otolaryngologist/ENT


Duluth, Minnesota
Stephen E. Barron, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Paul A. Cederberg, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon


Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Michael A. Weiner, M.D. – Plastic/Hand Surgeon
Dan M Olson, D.C. – Chiropractor
Michael W. Orth, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
David A. Solfelt, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Paul L. Liebert, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Thomas W. Schueppert, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Stephen E. Barron, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Hani Matloub/Brad Grunert-Hand Surgery/Psych
Paul A. Cederberg, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon
Kevin J. Kulwicki, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon


LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Drs. Matloub & Grunert – Complex Upper Extremity/Hand
Stephen E. Barron, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Paul A. Cederberg, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon

Madison, Wisconsin
Francisco Sanchez, M.D. – Neurosurgeon
Stephen E. Barron, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
David A. Solfelt, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Randal Wojciehoski, D.O., DPM – Internal/ER Medicine/Podiatry
Marc J. Novom, M.D. – Neurologist
Paul A. Cederberg, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
James C. Foster, M.D. – Occupational Medicine
Thomas J. O’Brien, M.D. – Ortho. Surgeon/Spine Specialist
Marc J. Novom, M.D. – Neurologist
Morris M. Soriano, M.D. – Neurosurgeon

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Francisco Sanchez, M.D. – Neurosurgeon
Stephen E. Barron, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Thomas J. O’Brien, M.D. – Ortho. Surgeon/Spine Specialist
Randal Wojciehoski, D.O., DPM – Internal/ER Medicine/Podiatry
James C. Foster, M.D. – Occupational Medicine
Timothy S. O’Brien, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Timothy S. Hart, M.D. – Orthopedic/Hand Surgeon
Paul A. Cederberg, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Ellen M. O’Brien, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Hardik A. Vashi, D.O. – Physical Medicine & Rehab
Michael A. Weiner, M.D. – Plastic/Hand Surgeon
Steven P. Friedel, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
William D. Moore, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Michael W. Orth, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Thomas J. O’Brien, M.D. – Ortho. Surgeon/Spine Specialist
J. Christopher Noonan, M.D. – Ortho. Surgeon/Spine Specialist

Plainfield, Wisconsin
James C. Foster, M.D. – Occupational Medicine

Watertown, Wisconsin
Thomas W. Grossman, Jr., M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon

Wausau, Wisconsin
Michael A. Weiner, M.D. – Plastic/Hand Surgeon
Steven P. Friedel, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
William R. Klemme, M.D. – Ortho. Surgeon/Spine Specialist
Michael W. Orth, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Paul A. Cederberg, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Thomas W. Schueppert, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
William T. Monacci, M.D. – Neurosurgeon
David A. Solfelt, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Kevin J. Kulwicki, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Sridhar V. Vasudevan, M.D. – Physical Medicine & Rehab

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