Dr. King has been performing FCE's and Impairment Ratings for over 15 years. He was initially certified in FCE's by Tom Lorren, PT through Vonco Medical. He has also taken the Matheson FCE Certification Program and is currently certified as a Designated Doctor with the Texas
Department of Insurance (TDI). Dr. King has been selected by the Commissioner of Workers' Compensation and the Texas
Department of Insurance for being a 2017 Performance Based Oversight "High Performer" in Timely Filing the Report of Medical Evaluation Form Measure scoring "High" in the Overall Tier Placement.
Our mission at KDT Center is to provide personalized, high-quality analysis through our evaluation services.
Each doctor has been vetted by the Texas Department of Insurance through extensive training and successfully passing the qualifying examination. We work with doctors of varying specialties to provide fair, accurate and objective impairment ratings and associated evaluation services such as FCE's.
A designated doctor is selected by the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) to resolve questions about an injured employee's medical condition or resolve a dispute about a work-related injury or illness. The injured employee, the employee's representative or insurance carrier, or DWC can request an exam by a designated doctor. DWC will determine if a designated doctor should be appointed to conduct the exam.
Issues addressed by Designated Doctors include:
Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
Determination and calculation of an Impairment Rating (IR)
Return to Work Status (RTW)
Extent of Injury Determination (EOI)
Disability Related to Injury (DRI)
Evaluation of Medical Care
Result of Injury Determination
Any other medical questions regarding the injured workers medical condition.
In their role as a Designated Doctor, all physicians maintain the training, experience and certification necessary to perform these state-appointed examinations.
There are only four roles a doctor can serve in performing the evaluation.
- Treating Doctor
- Doctor selected by Treating Doctor acting in place of the Treating Doctor
- Designated Doctor selected by the DWC
- Insurance Carrier-selected RME Doctor approved by DWC to evaluate MMI and/or permanent impairment after a Designated Doctor examination.
*No care or treatment is rendered during out consultation and evaluation services.
Our personal experience for over 15 years as Designated Doctors provides a unique approach to meeting the professional and business needs for Designated Doctors, giving them the confidence and trust of quality services and timely reports. We have been trained to provide ratings in the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, in the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th editions.
Dr. Ford has been performing MMI/IR certifications since 2001. He originally became certified as a Designated Doctor in 2003 as a Tier II Doctor through AADEP. He is currently certified as a DD with the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC). Dr. Ford has been selected by the Commissioner of Workers' Compensation and the Texas Department of Insurance for being a 2017 Performance Based Oversight "High Performer" in Timely Filing the Report of Medical Evaluation Form Measure.
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