Independent Medical Examination (IME)

We know difficult it can be to sustain an injury that may put you out of work. Your income is important to you and your family.

That’s why The Case Clinic offers our Independent Medical Exam service.

Why You Need an Independent Medical Exam

An IME is usually requested by your insurance provider (and the company your work for in some cases) to receive an independent opinion from a doctor not associated with your provider’s network.

This happens when your insurance provider disagrees with your doctor’s approach to your medical needs.

How Do I Choose An IME Doctor

Usually, your insurance provider chooses the doctor to perform the Independent Medical Examination. But the rules vary from state to state. Depending on the state you are in, you have the right to also seek an IME from a doctor if you yourself do not agree with your doctor’s decision.

You should check your state’s IME rules for more accurate information.

What Will Happen At Your IME Appointment

When you arrive in our clinic, we will already have your medical records waiting. They will be sent to us by your insurance provider. In some cases, your provider may send over a summary of your injury and treatments along with questions they may want answers to.

The exam depends on the type of injury or complication you have. That means a physical examination may be required.

Once the exam is complete, the doctor will send their results back to your insurance provider for them to review and make a decision.

About Your IME Doctor

Brian W. Case, MD, MS

  • Board Certified, Occupational Medicine
  • Diplomate, ABPM
  • IME Examiner

Specialty Focus:

  • Occupational Medicine
  • Disability Medicine


  • 16 years performing IMEs
  • >2000 IMEs performed
  • Video Deposition, Live Court Testimony


  • MD, Loma Linda University
  • MS, University of Cincinnati

IME Training:



  • Occupational/Industrial Medicine
  • Independent Medical Examinations(IMEs)
  • Personal Inquiry
  • Work-related Injuries
  • Disability Determinations
  • Impairment ratings
  • Pre-placement(Pre-employment) physicals
  • Social Security Examinations
  • Veterans Disability. (C&P examinations, nexus letters)