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Frequently Asked Questions

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.


Why Choose  Saguaro IME

Q: What is an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)?
A: An Independent Medical Evaluation is an impartial medical opinion by a Healthcare professional who is not involved in a Claimant's care, and provids specific information to a third party regarding: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Causation, Review of treatment rendered, Assessment of maximum degree of medical improvement, Assignment of permanent impairment, Functional Capacity Evaluation (depends on claimant's effort), Return to work, Work Capacity, Other (ADA) .

Q: What constitutes an EXPERT?
A: An Expert is a witness qualified by knowledge, skill, experience, training or education to provide scientific, technical or other specialized opinions about the evidence or fact issues (Rule 702 - Federal Rules of Evidence)


Q: What is Disability Medicine?
A: Disability Medicine is a subspeciality of clinical medical practice which encompasses the identification, prediction, prevention, assessment, evaluation and management of impairment and disability in both human individuals and populations.


Who Needs Our Services?

  • Worker's Compensation (private insurance companies and state and Federal WC systems)

  • Attorneys - plantiff and defense

  • Personal Injury attorneys including medical malpractice

  • Personal injury liability insurance companies (auto liability, property and personal injury liability)

  • Federal Agencies (Social Security, OWCP, VA, Military)

  • State Agencies

  • Self Insured Employers

  • Third Party Administrators

  • Disability Insurance Companies

  • IME Brokers/Expert Witness Brokers


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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