Frequently Asked Questions
Providing the very best in Independent Medical Examinations in Tucson and surrounding areas.
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.
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)
Self Insured Employers
Third Party Administrators
Disability Insurance Companies
IME Brokers/Expert Witness Brokers
CONFIRM THE VALIDITY OF A CLAIM.
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.
Maximum Medical Improvement