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“FLORIDA UNIFORM PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT RATING SCHEDULE”
“DIAGNOSTICS / INJECTIONS/ MEDICATIONS”
25TH Annual Advanced Clinical Skills
American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP)
Fort Lauderdale, FL January 5, 2012

“INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE: Impairment Rating and Disability Determination”
University of Miami
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
November 11, 2011

“Issues Affecting the Determination of Final Functional Capacity”
“ Florida Impairment Rating Guide”
“How to Grow & Maintain an IME Practice”
“Assessing Impairment and Disability”
“Identifying Symptom Magnification, Fraud, and Malingering: Advanced Techniques”
“Advanced Physical Examination Techniques and the Quality IME”
“Advanced Practice Management: Maximizing the Efficiency of Your IME Practice”
“Medical Record: Solving the Most Common Problems”

2003 - 2011 IME BEST PRACTICES
SEAK, INC.
Cape Cod, Ma, Naples, FL
Seattle, Wa. (In cooperation with the Washington Department of Labor and Industries).
“Impairment Rating & Disability Determination”
“Symptom Magnification”
“Ethical Concerns in Assessment of Work Capacity & Determination of Future Care Needs for the Vocational Rehabilitation Expert: Part II, The Physician’s Perspective”
“Catastrophic Injuries: Aging and Disability, Dealing with Life Expectancies”
“Catastrophic Injuries: Dealing With Issues of Life Expectancy”
“Impairment Ratings: Causality & Apportionment”

“Impairment Rating: 1996 Florida Guides and AMA Guides, 5th Edition: A Practical Approach for Practicing Clinicians”
Four hour Workshop
“Spine Workshop, AMA Guides, 5th Edition”
“Identifying the Symptom Magnifier”
“The Musculoskeletal Examination”
“ Symptom Magnification and Malingering in Occupational Health and Worker’s Compensation”
“ The Neuromuscular Examination”
“The Roles & Responsibilities of the Physician & Vocational Expert in Objective Assessment of Future Care Needs & Ability to Work & Earn Income”
“The Medical Record Review”
“The Independent Medical Evaluation”
“Impairment Rating: Florida Guides vs AMA Guides 5th Ed”
“The Medical Ethics of Treating Injured Workers”
“Catastrophic Injuries: Dealing With Issues of Life Expectancy”
“Spinal Impairment Rating, AMS Guides, 5th Edition”
“Depositions, Trials, and Other Sworn Testimony: What to do, What to Say, and How to Say it”
“ Symptom Magnification, Malingering, and Fraud: What it is and What to Do”
“Identifying the Symptom Magnifier”
“Spine Workshop”
“ Symptom Magnification, Malingering and Fraud: What it is and What to Do”
“ Spine Workshop”
“Medical Record Review: Two Feet of Medical Records, How to Do It, Where to Put It, and Where’s the Beef”
“Review of Records: Where to Look, What to Look for, Where to Put it, Where’s the Beef”?
“Gait Evaluation: Is the Client Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk”
“Evaluation Instruments: What They Are and What They Do”
“The Musculoskeletal IME: What I Do, How I Do It, What the Report Looks Like”
“Disability Evaluation Workshop”
“Can Joe Work: The Science (or Lack of) Behind Physician Imposed Activity Restrictions”
“Appropriate Use of the AMA Guides, 5th Edition”
“Economic Damages in Florida: The Medical, Vocational, and Economic Considerations”

“Range of Motion Evaluation: Fundamentals of Inclinometry & Goniometry”
“Gait Evaluation & Impairment Rating”
“Medical Evaluation of Fraud, Malingering, and Deception”
“Strength Testing & Neurologic Evaluation: Use of Graduation Schemes, and
“Sensory Evaluation Techniques”
“Life Care Planning: Estimating Future Medical Expenses”
“Doctor, Can I Work Despite, Heart Attack, Back Pain, Psychosis? What does
Science say?”
“The Challenge of Evaluating Malingering and Deception”
“The Independent Medical Evaluation, Bringing the Issues to Case Resolution”
“AMA Guides: Key Concepts and Philosophy”
“Spine: DRE vs ROM”
“Disability: A medical or a Vocational Discipline?”
“Using the AMA Guides: Advanced Case Studies”
“Clinical Techniques of Impairment Evaluation”
“Life Care Planning: Estimating Future Medical Expenses”
“Pain and the Impairment Rating”
“Functional Capacity Assessments: What Do They Really Mean?”
“AMA Guides and Spine Impairment, Range of Motion vs. DRE Model”
“Spine and Joint impairment Evaluations: Techniques and Instrumentation”
“Complex Spinal Impairments, Disability Issues, Return to Work, and Future Care Needs”
“Social Security Disability: A Quick and Easy Method to Determine if the Claimant Meets the Listings”
“Clinical Techniques of Impairment Evaluation”
“Review of Spine and Lower Extremity Impairment Rating, AMA Guides, 4th Edition, Chapter 3”
“Methods and Techniques of Impairment and Disability”
“Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Common Presentations, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention”
“Ergonomics – What Does It Really Mean?”
“Ergonomics 101 for the Non-Ergonomist – A Practical Approach to Better Fitting the Workplace
to the Worker”
“Spine Impairment and the AMA /Guides – An Overview”
“Methods and Techniques of Impairment and Disability Assessment”
“Rehabilitation Medicine: The State of the Art”
“The Florida Impairment Rating Guide”
“Effective Use of the Florida Impairment Rating Guide from Injury to Case Closure”
“RSD”
“Business Strategies for the Advanced Health Care Professional”
“Getting Injured Workers with Back Injuries ‘Back on Track’ “

“Dealing with Chronic Pain Through Physiatry”
“The Independent Medical Examination”
“Cost-Effective Diagnosis & Management of Lumbar Spine Disorders:
Newest Trends in Treatment”
“The Functional Capacity Evaluation”
“Functional Restoration for Back Injuries, Cost-Effective Approach for a Speedy Recovery”
“Industrial Rehab: Providing Cost-Effective Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries”
“Early Intervention of Orthopedic Injuries”
“Newest Trends in Treatment for Problems of the Lumbar Spine”
“Integrating Chiropractic and Allopathic Techniques in Private Practice”
“Rehabilitation of the Osteoarthritic Lumbar Spine”
“Considerations in Standardizing the Neuromusculoskeletal Examination
for Disability Evaluation”
“Improving Functional Status Through Rehabilitation”
“Rheumatology and Rehabilitation”
“Preventing Falls in the Elderly”
“Serial Casting”
“Living More Comfortably with Arthritis”
“Spinal Cord Injury”


PERIODIC PUBLICATIONS OF ARTICLES / CHAPTERS
“Evaluating Malingering in Contested Injury or Illness”
Co-author
Pain Practice
June 2007, Vol 7, Issue # 2, Pages 178 - 204
“Disability Assessment in Administrative Law and Civil Proceedings: The Roles and Responsibilities of Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation Experts”


The All New Disability Newsletter
American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
Volume 4, Number 1 January 2006
“Uncovering the Truth of Malingering and Symptom Magnification”


LNC Resource
December 2005, Legal Nurse Consulting Newspaper
“Writing and Defending Your IME Report: The Comprehensive Guide”


Textbook Contributor
2004, by SEAK, Inc.
“A Neurologist’s Guide to Disability Medicine”


Co-author
Practical Neurology
June 2003, Vol. 2, No. 6
“Department of Labor Guidelines for Job Categorization”.


Author
Textbook: Disability Evaluation, 2nd Edition
Chapter 48
Publisher: AMA Press
Published, 2003


“ Determination of Loss of Quality of Life”
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Co-author
Chapter, May 2002
Publisher, W.B. Saunders
“The Medical Disability Advisor: Workplace Guidelines for Disability Duration”
3rd , 4th , and 5th Editions, 1997, 2001, and 2005


Medical Advisory Board / Reviewer
Publisher, Reed Group, Ltd.
Boulder, Co.
“Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I (RSD): Impairment and Disability Issues”
American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physician

Position Paper
Co-author
Journal of Pain Medicine: Volume 3, Number 3, 2002

“The Guides Casebook”
AMA Guides, 5th Edition
Case Reviewer
2002
“Spinal Impairment Rating: DRE Model vs. Range of Motion Model”

Author
Journal of Disability
Publication, November 1999 Volume 8, No.4
“Fibromyalgia: Impairment and Disability Issues”

American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
Position Paper
Co-author

Journal of Disability
Publication, August 1999 Volume 8, No. 3
“Symptom Magnification and the Role of the Disability Evaluating Physician”
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)

Author
Newsletter
Summer, 1999

“The Guides Casebook”
AMA Guides 4th Edition
American Medical Association

Case Contributor / Case Reviewer
June 1999
“Lower Extremity Impairment Rating”

Author
Journal of Disability
Publication, May 1999 Volume 8, No. 2
“Coordinating Rehabilitation Efforts and the Disability Evaluating Process”

Author
Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Publication, 1997
“Getting Injured Workers with Back Injuries ‘Back on Track’’

Author
Workers’ Comp Update 1994
Council on Education in Management August 1994
“Thrombophlebitis – Who Does it Affect in the Rehabilitation Unit”

Author
The Rainbow Newsletter, Parkway Regional Medical Center
Spring Edition 1991
“Bilateral Wrist Dislocations and Above-Knee Amputee with Advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis”

Author
American Journal of Physical Medicine
Volume 63, No.6 – 1984
“Thermography in the Diagnosis and Management of Soft Tissue Disorders”

Abstract Newsletter
New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Inc.
Volume 13 – June 1984


SPECIAL PROJECTS:
“ Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment”, 6th Edition
Textbook
American Medical Association
Reviewer
Chicago, IL
Published, December 2007

“Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment”, 5th Edition
AMA Guides Impairment Calculator Software Program
Reviewer / Beta tester, 2004 - 2005.
Completion and released, Summer, 2005.

“Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment”, 5th Edition
Textbook
American Medical Association

Musculoskeletal Committee (Spine)
Contributor
Chicago, IL
Published, November, 2000

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