An IME provides a thoroughly objective, impartial assessment of an individual’s diagnoses, prognosis and recommendations for treatment and recovery. An IME occurs when the physician and health care team have not previously been involved in a person’s care. There is no ongoing doctor/therapist-patient relationship.
At HUM, we specialize in IMEs focused on Addiction, mental health and chronic pain issues.
1-2 hour appointment with a Registered Nurse.
During this appointment, presenting issues and concerns will be addressed and individuals will complete a bio-psycho-social-spiritual questionnaire. The comprehensive questionnaire will address previous and current physical and/or mental health issues, family history, past and current work issues, substance use, prescription medications, chronic pain issues (if applicable)
1 hour appointment with a Registered Psychologist + Psychological testing (1-2 hours)
During this appointment, the therapist will gather information on current issues and concerns, discuss significant relationships, mental health diagnoses (e.g., depression, anxiety), substance use, and chronic pain issues, if applicable. This assessment is holistic and focuses on the individuals’ bio-psycho-social-spiritual health to learn what issues they have been having and what they have or have not been doing for coping.
In addition to the assessment interview, individuals will complete psychological testing. Each test will take approximately 30-50 minutes to complete and measure areas including: memory, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance use, social support, self-harm, perception of self and relationships. The specific tests that will be used will be determined when the IME is scheduled, based on the presenting issues. Results of the tests will be included in the IME report.
1-hour appointment with a Medical Doctor.
Prior to this appointment, the medical doctor will review all workplace documentation and any additional information that has been provided. During this appointment, current issues and concerns will be explored through a clinical interview with an accompanying physical examination. Medications will be reviewed and diagnoses clarified. An individualized treatment plan and recommendations will be outlined, tailored to the client’s specific needs in context with the workplace issues for maximizing the individual’s health potential.