Second Opinion Medicine
As a provider of Second Opinion Medicines Services, I provide the following service:
a consultation with the worker
initial telephone feedback to the worker’s treating GP after the consultation
a short 1-2 page, clinically focused, written consultation summary containing advice
and recommendations for improving patient recovery and functioning.
This service is conducted at my consulting rooms in Kent Town, Mount Barker and McLaren Vale.
My main focus is assisting individuals with musculoskeletal disability, associated with workplace claims or road traffic accidents, maximise their 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
Independent Medical Examination
An Independent Medical Examination (IME) is a comprehensive and impartial analysis of the medical
status of an individual, for medicolegal purposes or as part of an occupational health management
process. Examination findings may include, but are not limited to, an opinion regarding:
diagnosis and prognosis
injury/illness causative factors
capacity for work
current treatment and/or future treatment
I am accredited to provide IMEs for:
ReturntoWorkSA (RTWSA) AMA5
State Insurance Regulatory Authority NSW (SIRA) AMA5
Permanent Impairment Assessment
An impairment assessment is undertaken if a worker has a
permanent impairment resulting from a work injury.
When the work injury has stabilised, the worker's case
manager will discuss referral to an accredited
My role as a permanent impairment assessor will determine:
whether the injury has reached maximum medical improvement
whether the worker's injury has resulted in an impairment
whether the impairment is permanent
the degree of whole person impairment resulting from the work injury.