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Analyzing Scans

Our Services

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.


Bradley J Brainard, MD, CIME, CEDIR

Specialty: Orthopaedics/Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Elbow

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Wrist

  • Upper Extremity

  • Lower Extremity

  • Foot/Ankle

  • Fingers

  • Hips

  • Heel

  • Knees

  • Shoulder

  • Hand

  • 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

We offer medical evaluations, including evaluations of historical care provided as well as physical examinations. We work with clients who require medical analysis or testimony. Finding an experienced IME expert witness who is Board Certified and actively practicing in the United States is critical when considering legal action.

Saguaro IME offers the following services:

We carefully and thoroughly examine the claimant to establish his/her medical state. Once that has been established we assess if the claimant can make a full recovery and approximately how long that will take.


Causation/Work relatedness
Along with the thorough medical exam we interview our claimants to establish the causes of whatever medical issues they may have.

Care Rendered Review
We review the conclusions, treatments and medications provided by the treating physician to ascertain whether or not the claimant is on the appropriate course to recovery.

Treatment Redirection
Based on our conclusions of the care rendered assessment, we may suggest more effective alternate treatments for the claimant.


MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement)
Based on the examination, the treatment rendered, and the claimant's medical condition we conclude if the claimant will make a full recovery or not.


Impairment Ratings/Apportionment
If the claimant is unable to make a full recovery we rate the degree of impairment. Certified in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition.


Work Capacity/Return to Work/Fit for Duty
Upon evaluating the claimant's medical state, treatment, or state of recovery we can then conclude if and when the claimant is ready to return to work and in what capacity.

Traveling Physicians
Our exam rooms are available Monday-Friday for any IME Physician traveling from Phoenix or out of state, for a nominal Facility Fee.


Litigation Support
We provide the following litigation support services:

  • Attorney Consults

  • Assistance with understanding medical/scientific issues

  • Medical Chart Review

  • Opinion Testimony

  • Literature search and analysis

  • Depositions and expert testimony

  • Medical Records review and Consulting opinion

  • Peer Reviews

  • Future Care needs

  • Reasonable and customary charges


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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