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Independent Medical Examinations

Providing the very best in Independent Medical Examinations in Tucson and surrounding areas.

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Certified Independent
Medical Examiner

You work with a qualified local physician with over 25 years experience.



We offer appointment times that work with you and your client's schedules. 

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Timely, objective independent evaluation

You get a timely, objective, independent medical evaluation report.

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Why Choose  Saguaro IME

  • Dr. Brainard currently performs IMEs, Impairment Ratings, and Record Reviews, and will testify as an Expert Witness as needed.

  • Dr. Brainard is Certified in AMA Guides to the 4th, 5th, and 6th Edition for Permanent Impairment.

  • We see OWCP Employees (Border Patrol, USPS, Government Agencies for IMEs and/or Impairment Ratings).


Dr Brainard also opines on the following:

  • Causation

  • Future Treatment Recommendations

  • Reasonable and Customary Charges

Arizona: Tucson and Phoenix (other remote locations as needed)

Utah: Salt Lake City and St George

Saguaro Independent Medical Examiners, P.L.L.C. offers advanced services in the performance of high quality Independent Medical Examinations. Dr. Brainard is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and is a Certified Evaluator of Disability and Impairment Ratings.

Our professional and hard-working staff is experienced in the medical industry and in providing Independent Medical Examinations.


If you are looking for a trustworthy and impartial company that provides Independent Medical Examinations, Saguaro Independent Medical Examiners is the right place. Dr. Brainard was in active orthopedic surgery practice for 22 years, and since 2012 he has performed numerous Independent Medical Examinations and Impairment Ratings, provided case reviews, and expert witness testimony.


He has in-depth knowledge coupled with skills, experience, and abilities serving as an Expert Witness in depositions, hearings, and trials.

What is an Independent Medical Examination?

An Independent Medical Examination is an impartial medical opinion by a Healthcare professional who is not involved in a Claimant's care, and provides specific information to a third party regarding: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Causation, Review of treatment rendered, Assessment of maximum degree of medical improvement, and Assignment of permanent impairment


Our independent medical examinations verify the merit behind a variety of medical claims. Your examination includes reviewing medical records, conducting tests, and helping ascertain any cause related to an injury and the resulting damages.


Litigation Support


Impairment Ratings

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Causation/Work Relatedness

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Attorney Consults


Maximum Medical Improvement

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