When an accident occurs, an initial medical examination needs to be performed by a doctor of the injured person. As an IME - Independent Medical Examiner, we are fully qualified with the medical knowledge and training in med-legal evaluations. We have years of experience and training, with credentials in the area of IMEs.
A medical consultation takes place between the employee and licensed physician to determine the examinations or procedures, if any, that are appropriate. Medical consultation is important because it is the main opportunity for the doctor to explore the patient’s problems and concerns identifying the cause and result of their issue.
Medical treatment is the management and care of a patient to combat a disorder. There are various types of medical treatments which include administering prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, wound closing devices such as surgical glue, sutures and staples or any devices designed to immobilize parts of the body.
Vincent L. Gumbs, M.D., F.A.A.O.S, F.A.C.S., Q.M.E. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. He specializes in nonsurgical solutions to orthopedic disorders.
Dr. Gumbs’ practice in Encino is directed principally towards providing medical-legal evaluations for injured workers under the Workers’ Compensation system. He has over thirty years of experience in providing quality care, evaluations and treatment.
Dr. Gumbs understands the communication process between the injured worker, attorney and the insurance carrier. He is skilled in report writing thereby ensuring that acceptable legal and medical standards have been met. He is well versed and remains current on important Workers' Compensation laws and case rulings.
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