Sarasota Orthopedic Associates offers a comprehensive workers compensation program designed to help injured employees quickly return to their maximum medical improvement. Our knowledgeable physicians diagnose and treat work-related injuries with a complete understanding of the specific needs of workers compensation cases. Our specialists make sure all parties understand the patient status, results in treatments, as well as recommended next steps. They are also aware that it is necessary for reports to be filled out and provided in a timely manner to make certain the injured worker receives continued care in a swift manner. Due to the uniqueness of these cases, SOA has a dedicated workers compensation department to work closely with employers, adjustors and case managers to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly.
As with all injuries, early diagnosis, treatment and close supervision results in earlier rehabilitation and a prompt return to the workplace. If a second opinion is required, our physicians will provide that service. They understand the importance of offering another point of view to reassure that the diagnosis is accurate and all treatment options have been considered.
Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)
Our specialists perform independent medical evaluations (IME) on patients whose orthopedic concern is the result of an automobile or occupational injury. These assessments include a thorough examination, review of applicable diagnostic testing, inspection of previous medical records and generation of a report. Additional x-rays may need to be taken, if considered necessary.
SOA’s experienced team guarantees top quality care and decades of expertise.