eReports has been engaged to provide an independent assessment of the current status and treatment of your medical condition by the organisation handling your matter. This will be done in the form of a consultation with an independent medical consultant. Our independent medical consultants are experienced professionals with a wealth of experience, all due sensitivity and discretion and maintain the ethics they are bound by as medical practitioners.
These consultations do differ from your usual consultation with your treating health practitioners in that consultant is not permitted to offer you medical advice or opinion regarding the management of your matter. This information is supplied in the medical report that will be produced based on your consultation with the independent medical consultant, medical evidence and best treatment and rehabilitation practices.
In order for a consultation to proceed, we require a consent form to be completed. This is to demonstrate that you have actively engaged in the process and fully understand what is being requested of you during this consultation process.
We recommend arriving approximately 15 minutes before your scheduled consultation start time, to allow you adequate time to check in and complete the required consent form.
Where a physical examination is required, the independent medical consultant may require you to partially undress. It is eReports policy to ensure that you are made as comfortable as possible during the physical examination and as such clinical gowns are provided and you may request a chaperone if you are uncomfortable doing this in a one on one situation.
The physical examination may not necessarily be restricted to the area of injury on your body, as there is a number of situations where associated regions of your body may also have been affected. As such, a further generalised examination may also be required. Should you feel discomfort for any reason, please share your concerns with the IME undertaking your assessment.
During the interview part of your consultation, you will be asked questions specifically related to your current injury/condition as well as questions about your general medical history and your social, personal and recreational life. This information assists the consultant in fully understanding your situation and how your injury/condition could be affecting your life.