Independent Psychology Medical Examinations
When it comes to sensitive legal issues involving injuries and current medical conditions, it’s important to get a quality medical opinion. In order for insurance companies, lawyers, and the legal system to properly evaluate, there’s a need for unbiased, third-party medical evaluations from experts in the field.
At AssessMed, we’re proud to offer quality psychology independent medical examinations across Canada. Working with our psychology team gets you access to objective and certified medical professionals who will provide detailed and unbiased opinions about the examinee’s mental function and condition. Depending on the extent of the injury or condition, we’ll conduct medical tests, detailed question and answer evaluations, and possible visio-spatial tests to judge any impairments or deficiencies that exist.
When one of our assessors conducts a psychological evaluation, all reports are prepared with full details. Our assessors are readily available to serve as witnesses for arbitration or trials, and are also happy to provide pre- and post-assessment phone consultations with the referral source (upon request).
Benefits of Working with AssessMed
If you’re in search of a third-party medical assessment company to conduct an evaluation on one of your clients, insurees, or employees, AssessMed is prepared to provide you with fast and reputable reports to help bring more clarity to the situation. Here’s what makes us different than the other assessment services and companies across Canada:
- Rapid turnaround time. One of the biggest complaints of working with orthopedic assessors around Canada is that they take too long to provide finished evaluations. When you work with AssessMed, this isn’t an issue. We take pride in offering the quickest turnaround times in the industry.
- Massive pool of assessors. With an extremely deep pool of talented and experienced assessors at our fingertips, you never have to worry about finding the right one for your situation.
- CARF accreditation. Not all assessors are able to offer services backed by industry-leading accreditation. However, all of our services come with CARF accreditation, which means your evaluations will be trusted and respected.
- Simple booking. No back-and-forth phone calls, waiting for emails, or dealing with busy assessors who double-book their time. Our simple online booking process lets you find the assessor you want, check their schedule, and make an appointment.
- National coverage. We provide orthopedic assessments all across Canada – regardless of location.
- Wide range of services. Whether it’s orthopedics, physiatry, psychology, cardiology, chiropractic care, dentistry, or anything in between – we have assessors ready to help.
We’ve only just touched the surface of what it’s like to work with AssessMed to conduct psychological assessments. We would love the opportunity to show you these benefits firsthand.
AssessMed’s Psychology Assessors
Dr. Paul Duhamel
Dr. Duhamel is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology with adults. His experience in Neuropsychology is extensive, having been a duly qualified and licensed psychologist since 2003. The majority of his current practice and focus lie in rehabilitation and pain research.
Dr. Joseph Garber
Dr. Garber is a Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist located in Ontario. He has an extensive history of assessing and treating a range of mental health conditions, including major depressive disorders, anxiety-based disorders, posttraumatic stress disorders, thought disorders, personality disorders, brain injuries, and chronic pain concerns.
Dr. David Prendergast
Dr. David Prendergast is the principal owner and operator of Prendergast Psychology Professional Corporation, a psychological assessment, treatment, and consultation service. For over 35 years, Dr. Prendergast has been providing psychotherapy and independent assessments and consultations in the areas of disability and personal injury, as well as the provision of medico-legal assessments.
Dr. Cindi Goodfield
Dr. Goodfield is a duly registered Psychologist practicing in Ontario and has been a member of the College of Psychologists since 1998. Her area of expertise lies in Clinical, Counselling, and Rehabilitation Psychology, working with motor vehicle accident (MVA) claimants and injured workers, including catastrophic, disability, med/rehab, and psychovocational assessments.
Dr. Randy Silverman
Dr. Silverman is a registered Psychologist in Ontario and has been assessing and treating motor vehicle accident victims for approximately 20 years. He is a Member of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and a Board Member of the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment (CAPDA).
Dr. Shulamit Mor
Dr. Mor is a duly registered Psychologist in the Province of Ontario, with her area of expertise in Clinical, Counselling, and Rehabilitation Psychology. She is affiliated with the Ontario Psychological Associations, the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, and the Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury.
Dr. Gerry Dancyger
For over 30 years, Dr. Dancyger has consulted on and completed numerous independent psychological assessments on his own as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. He serves as a Psychologist in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 1989, and is a member of The Ontario Psychological Association and The Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
Frequently Asked Questions
At AssessMed, we hold nothing back. We take pride in our transparency and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions we field:
Who does AssessMed commonly work with?
Our team of assessors at AssessMed have experience working with a variety of groups and entities. We most commonly work alongside auto insurers, personal injury law firms, corporate employers, municipal employers, the Canadian Provincial Workers’ Compensation Board, and life and health disability insurers.
How do you vet and select your assessors?
Unlike other organizations that partner with any and all assessors, we only accept the most experienced and well-respected individuals into our network. We carefully vet each assessor’s resume, references, and past accomplishments. If there are any red flags regarding credibility, we refuse to associate with the individual and instead channel our resources to someone who can provide reputable evaluations in their area of expertise.
How do I choose the right assessor?
When it comes to choosing one of our assessors, we recommend browsing our website and performing your own due diligence. All of our assessors are listed on our website and you can fill out a simple form to request a detailed CV and availability.
How do I book an assessor?
One of the primary benefits of working with AssessMed – versus one of our competitors across Canada – is that you can quickly and easily book an appointment online in minutes! It’s easy, fast, and efficient.
Why can I trust AssessMed?
We let our references, testimonials, and past work do the talking. We only associate with the most highly respected individuals in their respective fields and, as a result, keep a stellar reputation in our own industry. Contact us today to learn more!