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Workers’ Compensation in the Triangle Area

Worker’s Comp Rehabilitation Therapists in Wake County

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic provides high-quality orthopedic care for work-related injuries covered under North Carolina workers’ compensation. The Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Workers’ Compensation Care and Industrial Rehabilitation programs are designed to restore functionality and relieve pain for employees from all industries. We work with employers to minimize lost time, protect employees from injury, and safely rehabilitate and return employees to work safely and expediently.

Work Injury Services Include:

  • Dedicated workers’ compensation coordinators and a direct hotline
  • Evidence-based return-to-work and discharge practices
  • Independent Medical Exams (IME) and Second Opinions
  • On-site Mobile MRI Diagnostic Imaging
  • Workers’ Compensation Medication Pharmacy
  • Certified Hand and Occupational Therapy Services, including Functional Capacity Exams (FCE)

Call 919-863-6804 to get started today with one of our physical therapists at Raleigh Orthopaedic.

Worker’s Compensation Locations in Wake County

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinics can provide worker’s compensation services in Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh, North Raleigh, and West Cary – Panther Creek.

Using Raleigh Orthopaedic for Worker’s Compensation Services

To better help us serve you, please review the following information regarding the workers’ compensation referral process:

Workers’ Compensation Appointments

To request a workers’ compensation appointment with one of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic doctors, we ask that the employer or insurance carrier complete the workers’ compensation information sheet.  Once the form is received, we will contact the requesting party to schedule an appointment at a convenient time.

For questions or concerns regarding workers’ compensation appointments, please contact our Workers’ Compensation Hotline: 919-863-6804.

Independent Medical Exams (IME) and Second Opinions

Occasionally an Independent Medical Exam or Second Opinion is necessary to provide the appropriate treatment to the injured worker. A “special exam” is required if the patient’s date of injury exceeds two months and they have been treated by another specialist (orthopaedist, neurologist, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, podiatrist, etc.). The injured worker’s medical records will be reviewed before scheduling an appointment.

To expedite this process, please complete the workers’ compensation information sheet, and email or fax the completed form to the Workers’ Compensation Coordinator listed below. In addition, please forward all relevant medical records for the physician to review. You may mail the medical records to the attention of the Workers’

Compensation Department at the following address:

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic

3001 Edwards Mill Road, Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27612

Attn: Workers’ Compensation Department

If the medical records are less than 30 pages, you may fax them to 919-863-6809. If the physician agrees to see the patient, the requesting party will receive a pre-pay statement that indicates which physician has agreed to perform the exam and the fee for that service. Once the payment is received in our office, our Workers’ Compensation Coordinator will contact you to arrange an appointment at a convenient time. If the physician denies the exam, the requesting party will be notified.

For questions or concerns regarding IMEs or second opinions, please contact our Workers’ Compensation Hotline at 919-863-6804.

Authorization Status

The key to a timely plan of care is persistence.  Our team will actively attempt to obtain authorization for any procedure, diagnostic test, or surgery the Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic provider recommended.

For questions or concerns regarding the authorization status, please contact our Workers Compensation Hotline at 919-863-6804.

Workers’ Compensation Team:

Workers’ Compensation Hotline: 919-863-6804

Workers’ Compensation Fax Line: 919-863-6809

Workers’ Compensation Coordinators

Donna Knott

Phone: 919-863-6863

Email: dknott@raleighortho.com

Sheila Maldonado

Phone: 919-863-6984

Email: smaldonado@raleighortho.com

Bryant Ramirez

Phone: 919-863-6836

Email: bramirez@raleighortho.com

Workers’ Compensation Supervisor

Krista Poole

Phone: 919-863-6839

Email: kpoole@raleighortho.com

Workers Compensation Billing Specialist

Phone: 919-863-6818

Fax: 919-863-6930

Physical Therapy/ Hand Therapy Appointments

Phone: 919-863-6996

Fax: 919-781-5246

Functional Testing Coordinator

Phone: 919-863-6900

Fax: 919-863-6901