|Spinal Orthopedic IME
|Medication Management IME
|What is the purpose of the evaluation?
|Assess and diagnose orthopedic conditions related to the spine.
|Assess the effectiveness of medication management and provide recommendations for improvement.
|Who conducts the evaluation?
|An orthopedic specialist with expertise in spinal conditions.
|A medical professional specialized in medication management.
|What conditions are evaluated?
|Orthopedic conditions affecting the spine, such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or scoliosis.
|The effectiveness of medication management for chronic pain or other health conditions requiring medication.
|What tests or assessments are conducted?
|Physical examination, imaging tests (X-rays, MRI), and functional assessments.
|Review of medical records, patient interview, and analysis of medication regimens.
|What are the goals of the evaluation?
|To establish a diagnosis, provide treatment recommendations, and evaluate the need for surgery or other interventions.
|To evaluate the effectiveness of current medication management and suggest improvements if necessary.
|What are the expected outcomes?
|A treatment plan tailored to the patient’s specific condition and recommendations for further management.
|Recommendations for changes in medication, dosage adjustments, or alternative medications to improve outcomes.
|How long does the evaluation typically take?
|Approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the complexity of the case.
|Approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the complexity of the medication regimen.
|Are there any risks associated with the evaluation?
|Risks are minimal but can include discomfort during physical examinations or reactions to imaging contrast agents.
|Risks are minimal, but there may be side effects from changes in medication or adjustments to dosage.
|Is there any preparation needed for the evaluation?
|Patients may be asked to bring any previous test results or medical records related to their spinal condition.
|Patients should provide an up-to-date list of all medications they are currently taking.
|Who receives the evaluation report?
|The referring party (employer, insurance company, etc.) and the patient’s healthcare provider.
|The referring party (employer, insurance company, etc.) and the patient’s primary care physician or specialist managing their medication.