Second Opinion Medicine
Workers, people injured in road accidents and treating doctors can request this voluntary service. It can be facilitated by peoples claims manager, but the treating doctor must believe it to be necessary and be supportive of it. Dr Economos is an approved provider of Second Opinion Medicines Services, and will make contact with the managing doctor after the consultation and provide a letter to them outlining his recommended management. It is meant to be a once off service, but ongoing management by Dr Economos can be requested later.
This service is provided at Kent Town, Mount Barker and McLaren Vale.
My main focus is helping people with musculoskeletal disability associated with workplace claims or road traffic accidents maximise function by ensuring accurate diagnosis, tailored treatment and, wherever possible, working with the person to achieve a safe, sustainable return to rewarding and good work.
I provide an urgent patient management service to GP's, orthopaedic/neurosurgeons and other
referrers at Kent Town, Mount Barker and McLaren Vale.
Independent Medical Examination
An Independent Medical Examination (IME) can be arranged if your claims agent, representative or employer wants a comprehensive impartial expert opinion. This requires Dr Economos to take a detailed history and examination. If needed, the person is entitled to bring a chaperone for the examination.
The referrer normally wants an opinion about diagnosis, possible causes, further treatment, current and future capacity for work and prognosis.
I am accredited to provide IMEs in SA, NSW and Victoria. This service is provided at Kent Town, Mount Barker and McLaren Vale. Dr Economos looks forward to resuming face to face services in Sydney and Melbourne.
Permanent Impairment and Injury Scale Value Assessments
Dr Economos is accredited to undertake these for injuries to the spine, upper or lower limbs at work or from road traffic accidents in SA and NSW. For injuries at work in SA, the worker will choose the examiner from a list provided by the claims agent.