Re: Independent Medicial Exams

Author Subject: Re: Independent Medicial Exams
Zoe Posted At 10:18:22 07/06/2000

I saw my IME last week - just answer everything honestly and don't offer up any information that isn't specifically requested. I had bi-lateral carpal tunnel surgery performed on both hands - due to the medication and to my hands still being mostly asleep - I'm not supposed to drive. My "driver" never showed up for the appointment - I was forced to drive myself or miss the appt. I really didn't feel taking a cab was necessary.
My IME made a big deal out of the fact that I was able to "drive myself" if I really needed to. He must have spent 10 minutes writing this up on the report that I managed to make it in driving a 5-speed. He then proceeded to bend and twist my hands and arms in numerous positions, asking "does this hurt?". He also wanted speicfic answers to several questions such as why hadn't I tried certain medications and why wasn't a second nerve conduction test performed on my arms. How would I know????

You're also supposed to be able to get a copy of the report once the IME has completed it. I requested a copy and have yet to receive it. I'm going to stay on this request though. I really want to see what this fellow ended up putting in his report.

Good luck!

You don't need to take a thing to the exam - your insurance company that set up the appt. should be competent enough to fax your information.

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