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Dr. Warrington is a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for Workers' Compensation. He has ten offices throughout the State where he conducts evaluations. The main office is here, in Duarte, and the other offices are currently located in:
A QME evaluation can be a long process taking most of the day. Normally, these begin at 8:30 or 9 AM and last until 5 PM. Thereafter, the QME has thirty days to complete the report which normally goes to the insurance company and the attorneys (if any) for the worker and the insurance company.
Elements of a psychological QME include:
A QME evaluation addresses disputed facts. Ordinarily, an evaluation has to determine certain factors, which include:
In addition to serving as a QME we, at Foothill Psychological Associates, also treat injured workers through Workers' Compensation insurance programs. We are on a number of Medical Provider Networks (MPNs).
Workers who have experienced psychological injury during the course of their employment, either directly or subsequent to physical injury often experience trauma, depression and/or anxiety. We provide a comprehensive program of assessment and treatment if we are on your employer's MPN. Check out the Injured Worker Guidebook for more details or visit the State of California's Web Site for the Department of Industrial Relations.
If you have been injured at work nearly every employer is required by state law to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for it's employees. Make an injury report and request to see a Workers' Compensation doctor in the MPN for evaluation and treatment.
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