Posted by Del on April 29, 1999 at 13:56:02:
In Reply to: IME posted by juli on April 25, 1999 at 00:22:05:
Info on doctors is very scant and the web sites out there only provide the basic stuff. State medical boards REAL job is to protect bad doctors. The Oregon Board of Medical Examiners has a policy of allowing doctors who are under investigation of wrong-doing to surrendering their licenses in lieu of further investigation and then NOT releasing these peoples crimes to anyone. By policy they destroy the evidence a couple years later.
I strongly suggest you go through the entire message board. There's lots of advice there about protecting yourself at an IME. Also read "Doctors for Sale" and the other files in the IME folder of the Injured Workers Alliance File Library I've linked below. If you look in "Previously Highlighted Web Sites in the IWA main page
You can refuse to see a specific IME by law. Having to drive 300 miles is a damn good reason. They are sending you to this specific whore (CARPENTER) because I have to assume your case is very strong and the insurance carrier knows this guy WILL sell his human & medical ethics out for the enormous money they'll pay him for making statements completely contrary to medical fact.
Please bring a witness to the IME and try to record it too. Should you need a witness call IWOP (listed in "Related Groups" or IWA.
Below is what came up on Carpenter.
Board of California Web Site
Licensee Name: RICHARD ALLEN CARPENTER
Primary License Status Code: RENEWED/CURRENT
Secondary License Status Code: NONE
License Number: G00037834
License Type: G
Address: 645 W ORCHARD
City State Zip: HERMISTON OR 97838
Original License Date: 08/21/1978
License Expiration Date: 10/31/1999
Medical School: LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Year Graduated: 1973
License Type G means that the licensee may be a U.S. or Canadian medical school graduate whose pathway to licensure was based on the NBME examination.
American Medical Association Web Site
Information on: RICHARD ALLEN CARPENTER MD
Location: HERMISTON , OR 97838
Office Phone: 541-567-1750
Primary Practice Specialty: ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Medical School: LOMA LINDA UNIV SCH OF MED, LOMA LINDA CA 92350
Year of Graduation from Medical School: 1973
Residency Training: LOMA LINDA UNIV MED CTR , ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
DEACONESS MED CTR , FLEXIBLE OR TRANSITIONAL YEAR
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