Impairment Rating Specialists

07 November 2010 / Impairment Rating Specialists / Comments Off on Impairment Rating Specialists

Announcing a new partnership with one goal… Making California’s Workers’ Compensation Work.

Dr. John Alchemy M.D. of Impairment Rating Specialists and Phil Walker Esquire of Walker Companies are pleased to announce their new partnership. Their aim of this partnership is simple….provide correct AMA reports and results for injured workers and the California Workers’ Compensation industry.

Each year millions of dollars and valuable employee time is spend on delays and incorrect reports. Eighty percent of California impairment reports are wrong, and we have now begun work to correct this problem. We would like you to join us!

Impairment Rating Specialists and Walker Companies are innovators in impairment evaluations, report design and developing standards for objective, correct and reproducible reports. We work tirelessly every report, every day, every opinion with one goal…We want to make California’s Workers’ Comp Work.

Together Dr. John Alchemy and Phil Walker have over 35 years combined experience in the field of California workers comp and have reviewed and written well over 15,000 reports and AMA ratings.

Dr. John AlchemyDr. John Alchemy is founder and CEO of Impairment Rating Specialist. He has been practicing Occupational and Family Medicine since 1997, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Alchemy is a “Certified Independent Medical Evaluator” (CIME) endorsed by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), an international standard that verifies AMA Guides competency. Dr. Alchemy has certificates of education from the American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO) and is also a California Qualified Medical Examiner (QME). Dr. Alchemy has directed multiple occupation medicine centers in California and has served as a utilization reviewer in the industry for several years. Dr. Alchemy remains active in clinical claim management, in addition to directing Impairment Rating Specialists as we grow our presence in the California Impairment Rating market.

Phil Walker, Esq.Phil Walker, Esq., owns Walker Companies, a California Law Corporation that offers AMA report review services to California’s largest businesses (Macy’s, UC California, Wal-Mart). Report review services insure physician rating reports are legally compliant with the AMA Guides. Mr. Walker is an educator, professional speaker, author and AMA Guides expert well recognized in California. He is a member of the bar in California, New York, and the District of Columbia. Walker Companies perform comprehensive legal services and consulting for employers, physician practices, and insurance carriers who want to improve their standards of care, and place high value on returning injured workers to their jobs.

Dr. John Alchemy M.D. and Phil Walker Esquire will be providing regular blogs on the Impairment Rating Specialist website. Dr. John Alchemy and Phil Walker will also be offering Twitter updates for those who would like constant valuable updates on common medical conditions and impairment rating tips with practical applications. You can follow them on Twitter at @ImpairmentRate.

They are also pleased to announce the partnerships of additional doctors with specialties including orthopedics, sports medicine, dermatology, psychiatry, chiropractic and acupuncture. These doctors, and our growing community of partner specialists, will be profiled in upcoming blog entries as well as featured as guest bloggers in upcoming entries.

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