Don Barthel Becomes Newest Advisor to A.B.I.M.E.

Don Barthel Becomes Newest Advisor to A.B.I.M.E.
by Mark Fletcher, Esq.
In a dramatic turn of events, Dr. Mohammed I. Ranavaya, MD, MS, CIME, FFOM, FRCPI, the president of A.B.I.M.E. (American Board of Independent Medical Examiners), recently announced the name of the newest member of A.B.I.M.E.'s Board of Advisors: B&B's very own Donald R. Barthel.

A.B.I.M.E. (http://www.abime.org), an internationally recognized not-for-profit leader in the credentialing of physicians who have demonstrated a mastery of the AMA Guides, has always been led by physicians. However, in recognition of Don Barthel's own mastery of the AMA Guides and his unceasing efforts to educate California's industry leaders in the expert application of this treatise, Dr. Ranavaya publicized Don Barthel's appointment to A.B.I.M.E.'s Board of Advisors as that body's first non-physician member.

Sneak Preview of the AMA Guides' 6th Edition

Sneak Preview of the AMA Guides' 6th Edition
by Don Barthel, Esq.
Don Barthel and Mark Fletcher, managing partner, recently met with members of the American Medical Association in Chicago to obtain insights into the forthcoming 6th Edition of the AMA Guides.

As you are all aware, California recently adopted the AMA Guides for the determination of permanent impairment in workers' compensation. Inasmuch as jurisdictions often adopt the most recently published edition, Bradford & Barthel keeps on the "cutting edge" as we observe the new edition of the AMA Guides as it is drafted and published.

Bradford & Barthel, Proudly Announces That Vincent J. Rodriguez, M.D., J.D., Has Joined the Firm

Bradford & Barthel, Proudly Announces That Vincent J. Rodriguez, M.D., J.D., Has Joined the Firm
by Don Barthel, Esq.
In keeping with Bradford & Barthel's commitment to cutting edge analysis of California’s ever changing Workers' Compensation world in which we live, we are pleased to announce that Bradford & Barthel has recently retained the services of Vincent J. Rodriguez, M.D. Given Dr. Rodriguez' unique combination of talents and skills as a medical doctor and a JD, Bradford & Barthel has placed itself in an outstanding position to assist clients in their efforts to attack unfavorable medical reports from a medical and legal perspective.

Based in B&B’s Fresno office, Dr. Rodriguez is available to you to assist in your analysis of medical-legal reports. Obviously, he is also of great assistance deposing medical professionals and drafting letters to physicians to ensure that the doctor applies the AMA Guides appropriately. He is also available for AMA Guides in-house training and seminars.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Rodriguez at our Fresno office number at (559) 442-3602.

Welcome aboard Dr. Rodriguez!

Don Barthel is a founding partner of Bradford & Barthel, LLP.