United States, Texas, Dallas – 06-22-2020 (PRDistribution.com) —
Renowned physician is expert in complex workers’ compensation issues, works to educate industry
DALLAS, Texas – June 22, 2020 – Dr. Melissa Tonn, MD, MBA, MPH , founder and CMO of Dallas-based OccMD, has been honored for her significant contributions to the field of evidence-based medicine with a prestigious industry award. Dr. Tonn was named recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (IAIME).
Dr. Tonn is a fellow of the IAIME, the premier organization for the education of physicians, psychologists and chiropractors in causation methodology, evidence-based medicine and techniques for performing independent medical evaluations. The academy also produces materials related to the performance of impairment ratings based on the American Medical Association’s guides to the evaluation of permanent Impairment, treatment of occupational conditions, and prevention of disability as well as proper methods to perform return to work evaluations. IAIME provides education to an average of 2,000 professionals per year.
“Dr. Tonn’s tireless commitment to educating physicians about the importance of evidence-based medicine has advanced the mission of IAIME and contributed significantly to the effectiveness of its members,” said Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, M.D., J.D., board chair of IAIME.
The award was presented at the IAIME’s 33rdAnnual Scientific Session in Austin, Texas, earlier this year.
Dr. Melissa Tonn is a board-certified occupational medicine physician who is also certified in pain management. She is president and CMO of OccMD Group P.A., which offers medical management services tailored to the needs of companies in Texas that choose a responsible alternative to workers’ compensation. Dr. Tonn is an expert in complex workers’ compensation issues, including return to work and extent of injury, and has published papers on the subjects. She has been integrally involved with workers’ compensation pre-authorization reviews for some of the largest employers in Texas, including both public companies and state employers. Dr. Tonn holds academic appointments at the University of Texas, School of Public Health in Houston, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.
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