IME

Final Say --- IMEs or Juries

Author: 
Wanda Velez-Ruiz, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
July/August 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
4

Dear Editors,

"Hired Guns"

Author: 
Roy Blackburn, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
November/December 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
6

Dear Dr. Ruiz,
I read your letter to the AAPS Medical Sentinel, July/August 1999. I regret to inform you that not all of the Independent Medical Examiners are "hired guns." Some of them are even "honest physicians" who are truly independent.

There are physicians who are well trained in the field of IME's. And they often "call it like they see it" --- not the way some insurance companies wants or even another physician wants.