Oliashirazi, Shuler receive certification for independent medical exams


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Ali Oliashirazi, M.D., and Franklin D. Shuler, M.D., Ph.D., of Marshall Orthopaedics recently became certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

An independent medical examination, or IME, occurs when a doctor who has not previously been involved in a person's care examines an individual to calculate the degree of impairment or to offer a professional opinion on the patient’s treatment course or return to work status. No prior doctor-patient relationship exists, meaning the doctor performing the IME will not prescribe medications or see the patient for follow-up care. They are commonly required in legal cases.

Oliashirazi and Shuler join the ranks of five other Marshall Health physicians: Natavoot "Nick" Chongswatdi, M.D.; Charles W. Clements II, M.D.; Alan Koester, M.D.; Mohammed Ranavaya, M.D., J.D.; and David P. Rupp, M.D.

To schedule an IME, contact Marshall Orthopaedics at 304-691-1262 or Marshall Family Medicine at 304-691-1100.


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