Canyon Orthopaedic Surgeons provides high quality orthopaedic care for many injured workers. Our Physicians along with Physical Therapists work as a team to ensure that our patients get the orthopaedic services they need to return to work in a safe and expedient manner while providing high quality care.
We understand that accessibility and communication are critical to the successful treatment and rehabilitation of the injured worker. Canyon Orthopaedics has designated workers’ compensation staff members to assist with the necessary communication, and to serve as a liaison between our physicians and the insurance companies, case managers, employers, and the patients. Our team of workers’ compensation professionals will make authorized appointments, work to obtain timely authorization for diagnostic tests and surgeries, and are willing to take your calls to make the referral process as smooth as possible.
Independent Medical Exams (IME) and 2nd Opinions
Occasionally an Independent Medical Exam or Second Opinion is necessary to provide the appropriate treatment to the injured worker. A “special exam” is required, if the patient’s date of injury exceeds two months and they have been treated by another specialist (orthopaedist, neurologist, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, podiatrist, etc.). The injured worker’s medical records will be reviewed prior to scheduling an appointment.
To expedite this process, please fax (623) 846-8919 all relevant medical records for the physician to review. If the physician agrees to see the patient, the requesting party will be notified and receive a pre-pay statement that indicates which physician has agreed to perform the exam, and the fee for that service. They will also arrange an appointment at a convenient time. If the physician denies the exam, the requesting party will be notified.