These physician's accept OWCP claimants. As with any legitimate physician, no results are guaranteed and any report will be based on you and your medical documentation, the physician's expertise and medical opinion. Every claimant must do their own due diligence in finding the physician that is right for them.

Dr. Demitri A. Adarmes
Arizona Injury Medical Association Phoenix, AZ (480) 347-0941  FAX (480) 222-7074 

Specializing in OWCP including treatment, claim handling and impairment ratings utilizing the 6th edition of the Guides. NCV's and EMG's performed on site. Dr. Adarmes is double Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine. Dr. Adarmes is a certified ABIME examiner for the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides. This means he is also an Independent Medical Examiner, (IME) and can either perform an IME or review the ratings of other (including OWCP) physicians to ensure for accuracy. Se Habla Espanol.

Arizona Injury Medical Associates, P.L.L.C.
4045 E. Union Hills Drive, Suite 122
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone: 480-347-0941

Dr. George D. Karalis-Psychiatry
233 El Camino Del Mar
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 668-6634

Dr. Sylvia De La Llana 
Van Nuys, CA          
(818) 997-7117

Dr. Steven Meier 
Center for Progressive Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery 
Beverly Hills, CA        
(310) 777-7845          
Dr. Meier is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and offers multiple treatment options. When surgery is necessary, the most current technologies are used. OWCP claimants are welcome. Dr. Meier has years of experience in helping individuals with work related injuries. He is also familiar with the AMA Guides 6th edition and can help with an impairment rating examination for your OWCP schedule award.

Performance Health Medical Group 
25431 Cabot Road #118 Laguna Hills, CA         
Phone: (949) 362-8877   FAX: (949) 362-9230  
Over 20 years experience in work-related injuries. Experienced in impairment ratings based on the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides to permanent impairment. Board Certified physicians specializing in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spine and Extremity Orthopedics, Podiatry Foot and Ankle. English and Spanish spoken. Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Performance Health Medical Group treats and helps Federal employees with OWCP claims.

Dr. Mark Bernhard    
Sacramento, CA
Dr. Bernhard is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Bernhard accepts OWCP claimants. Dr. Berhnard is familiar with the AMA Guides 6th edition and can help with an impairment rating examination.

Dr.Moshe Wilker  
Los Angeles, Newport, Fullerton, Rancho Cucamonga and Fresno.
Dr. Wilker specializes in spinal injuries, but also treats joint problems, especially in the hip, knee, and shoulder. 

Dr. Scott Lingen
Licensed Clinical Psychologist 
1470 Maria Lane
Suite 215
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 322-0850

Dr. Kevin Li
Board Certified in  Chronic Pain Management
2555 East Colorado Blvd. #306
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 538-8950
FAX: (626) 566-7620

Offers conservative treatment (physical therapy/occupational therapy, osteopathic manipulative treatment, acupuncture, etc.), medication management, spinal injections, nerve blocks, etc.

Performs 6th Edition impairment ratings.

Dr. Christopher Ryan
4155 East Jewell Avenue #1007
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 757-4880

Dr. Ryan has 15 years experience with OWCP and performs impairment ratings according to the 6th Edition of the Guides to Permanent Impairment. 

M&R Therapy Center, Inc.
4150 North Armenia Avenue 
Suite 102
Tampa, Florida 33607
Phone: (813) 877-6900
FAX: (813) 877-6941

Dr. Richard Blecha
Board Certified in Orthopedics
6817 Southpoint Parkway Ste 1704
Jacksonville, FL 32216
FAX: 813-333-7358

Disability Rating Services
10540 South Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 888-1DRS

Dr. Warren Silver
Silver Wellness Center
7000 Security Blvd.
Suite 108
Baltimore, MD 21244
(410) 298-3100

Dr. Silver is a chiropractor who provides physical therapy and understands what is required in an OWCP medical narrative and provides. Dr. Silver works in conjunction with a physician who can sign off on his detailed narratives.

Dr. Idan Sharon, M.D.    
Neurology and Psychiatry (two offices)

6917 Shore Road
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: (718) 680-8105
FAX: (718) 680-6556

345 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (212) 945-4554
FAX: (646) 201-5375

Dr. Hal Rosenfeld
3233 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 792-0710

Pelham Physical Medicine Bronx, NY 
(718) 823-3900 
Pelham Physical Medicine specializes in: EMG/NCV Testing Vestibular Rehab (Balance Training/Testing) Physical Therapy Physical Therapy after Breast Surgery Physical Therapy for Lymphedema Medical Rehabilitation They are happy to accept OWCP patients and understand how the federal workers compensation system works.

Regional Independent Medical Evaluations
Multiple physicians. Good feedback from clients for services provided by Dr. Weiss and for Dr. Becan's impairment ratings. Good feedback in regard to the office staff.

(856) 665-6300

North Brunswick
(732)  246-0900

(215) 736-1266


Dr. John W. Ellis, MD
The Ellis Clinic
5100 North Brookline Avenue #465
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 917-5336

Accepts OWCP patients for treatment. Completes forms/paperwork, writes causation reports and performs impairment ratings according to the 6th Edition of the Guides to Permanent Impairment. Experienced with OWCP. 

The Broadway Clinic of Oklahoma City (405) 755-2288
The Broadway Clinic of Tulsa (918) 488-8285
The Broadway Clinic offers injury care to Federal Employees both on and off the job. They can help with your Federal Workers Compensation OWCP claim. With in-house physical therapy, MRI, radiology, CT, rehabilitation, chiropractic, and referrals to specialists.

Regional Independent Medical Evaluations
201 Woolston Drive
Morrisville, PA 19067
(215) 736-1266

Todd M. Kelman
Orthopedic hand surgery and rehab
4190 City Avenue Suite 503
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 871-1616

Does not do impairment ratings.

Dr. Michael Cohen
Orthopedic Surgery
(908) 770-2587

Curriculum Vitae: http://sb.cofc.edu/academics/academicdepartments/hospitalitytourism/pdfs/cohenm.pdf

Travels to San Francisco, CA 1-2 times per year and also works in New Jersey with Regional Independent Medical Evaluations (see New Jersey above)

Tennessee Sports Medicine Dr. Charles R. Kaelin Mt. Juliet, TN (615) 758-1010
Tennessee Sports Medicine Dr. Charles R. Kaelin Lebanon, TN (615) 758-1010
Tennessee Sports Medicine Dr. Charles R. Kaelin Smyrna, TN (615) 758-1010
Tennessee Sports Medicine proudly accepts and treats Federal Employees who have Federal Workers Compensation OWCP claims. They specialize in surgical and non-surgical approaches to all orthopedic sports and occupational injuries. They have same day appointments available.

Dr. Richard Buch
Dr. Jason Davis, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons

4001 West 15th Street, Suite 290
Plano, EX 75093
(469) 443-0924


CenTex Spine & Rehab
205 M-B Industrial Drive
Waco, TX 76712
Phone: 254-235-0708

FAX: 254-693-7775 

Dr. Shawn Fyke, DC
Dr. Gilbert Mayorga, MD

Serving the Waco, Temple and Killeen areas.

Offers onsite rehab, chiropractic care, massage, etc. Onsite counseling-psychological referrals. Pain management referrals. Can do narrative reports, causation reports and impairment ratings for OWCP.
Expanding to include EMG/NCV testing. 

Texas Wellness and Rehab Houston, TX 

(713) 520-8963
They feature: Internal Medicine Specialist Orthopedic Specialist In House Physical Therapy Schedule Award Rating capabilities in compliance with OWCP.

ABBA Rehabilitation Services:
Dr. Eduardo Garcia Houston, TX (512) 454-7631
Dr. Eduardo Garcia Austin, TX (512) 454-7631
Dr. Garcia treats federal employees with workers compensation claims.

Injury Center of Houston
Offices in Houston, North Houston and Sugar Land
(713) 771-2225

7125 Highway 67 #107
Dallas, TX 75237



  1. Jesse--

    I don't know if the professionals posted above have a business relationship with you, but if not, please note that I am a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, with over 15 years of experience with OWCP. About 70% of my patients are injured federal employees, and I have done hundreds of impairment ratings, including ratings under the almost unreadable 6th edition of the AMA Guides.

    I am in Denver. My contact information is:

    Christopher Ryan, MD
    4155 E Jewell Ave., #1007
    Denver, CO 80222

    Also, reliable sources indicate that Shirley Bridge retired as the head of District 12 a couple of months ago.


  2. I do not have any sort of endorsement with FedDoctor.com and will add your name to the list of physician's who are willing to take an OWCP claimant.

    Every claimant must do their own due diligence on which physician is right for them, but as we all know, finding a physician willing and able to provide a claimant necessary documentation is not easy.

    Thanks for the heads up on District 12

  3. Hi Jesse,
    I am fighting OWCP and I have RSD it's been a terrible journey. I have a question is there any way to force the IME Dr to give us a copy of the report of course OWCP said they never received his report they said that the IME before I had because the Dr agreed with my diagnosis. Finally my Dr office got them to send it to them after a year!!! OWCP ignored that it took place and sent me to this one now neither of them will give up the report!!!!

  4. If OWCP has not received a copy of the IME report then they cannot make determinations on that report. Sometimes the CE will attempt to delay your issues. I would try requesting a copy of your file. The report should be in your file if it's been received and it could be faster and easier than waiting to the CE. The CE isn't involved in getting a copy of your file.

  5. I live in the Atlanta, GA area, and have had troubles finding a physician, let alone a physician who will accept an injured Federal Worker. Do you have any recommendations for a physician in the state of Georgia? I was fired from Orthopedists in the state of Washington due to the difficulties of getting paid for services, along with even my own personal physician telling me that she would not have ever seen me for my injury had I not been an established patient. Any and all help you can give me would be beyond greatly appreciated.

    1. I also live in the ATL area and have great difficulty finding physicians, especially specialists. If you are interested in sharing info/resources, I'd be glad to share my knowledge as well!

    2. I'm also looking for a physician in Atlanta for my schedule award. If either of you have located one, would you please share your contact?

    3. Hello, do anyone have an idea of who I can go to see for my 6th edition impairment ratings? I am here in Pensacola, Fl and their noone here. Please help.

    4. All the physicians I know of are listed above.

  6. All the physicians I know of are including on the list. This is a common problem for many claimants. We need to get more physicians trained to accept OWCP claimants. I'm sorry I don't know of anyone in your area.

  7. Jesse are you a representative for workers? If so, Id like to discuss my case, its not to complicated but I want to prevent it from being that way.

  8. Yes. Contact me at jesseslade@frontier.com

  9. Thanks for the FANTASTIC post! This information is really good and thanks a ton for sharing it :-)
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  10. Useful information shared.Very nice and helpful information has been given in this article. I like the way you explain the things. Keep posting. Thanks..
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  11. Jesse are you a representative for workers? If so, Id like to discuss my case, its not to complicated but I want to prevent it from being that way.

  12. Yes. Contact me directly at owcpslayer@gmail.com

  13. Jessie, I lost my password and my pc crashed. just got another. I had requested a new one and it wouldn't let me with the same email. just got a letter from comp with new standards for owcp. I had a previous fce and wanted to know if everyone got this?

  14. I don't know what letter you're talking about. Can you provide more information at owcpslayer@gmail.com?

  15. Do you know of any doctors in Louisville, KY that accept OWCP and do impairment ratings?

  16. All the physicians I know who accept OWCP claimants are on this list.

  17. Im looking for a Dr in Arizona. There seems to be only 1. Is there any you know of out there?

  18. Arizona Injury Medical Associates, P.L.L.C.
    4045 E. Union Hills Drive, Suite 122
    Phoenix, AZ 85050
    Phone: 480-347-0941

  19. Hi Jesse! I just stumbled upon your blogspot recently and I absolutely love reading the information that you provide. I live in Texas and according to your list I don't see an OWCP Dr. in San Antonio. I fall under the LHWCA and its hard to not only find a Dr but try finding a lawyer who deals with LHWCA....
    I'm going to email you a couple of questions about my case and hopefully you will be able to steer me in the right direction.
    Thanks for this website/blogspot. Its extremely useful.

  20. Ms. Slade,

    I am a workers' compensation coordinator for AFGE Local 1770 located in Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield, NC.
    Dr. Andrew Bush at Central Carolina Orthopaedic Associates, PLLC, accepts OWCP claimants and has been helpful with readily providing the proper medical documentation needed for acceptance of legitimate OWCP claims.Their contact information is as follows:
    1139 Carthage St., Suite #101, Sanford, NC 27330.
    Ph: 919-774-1355.

    Thanks for the valuable information you provide on your web site.

  21. Kathleen:

    Thank you for the information, I have included Dr. Bush as a physician in NC!

  22. As of over 1 year ago Dr. ANDREW BUSH of North Carolina stopped accepting OWCP/DOL patients. Do to this agency being,:Too difficult"
    Please everyone write your Congress person and State Representative and ask them to look into this as a pattern of OWCP/DOL TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF THE PROGRAM. thanks

  23. Hello A question I think we all need to know. If a claimant file an appeals to the ECAB Board based on different facts and issues and a few months later the claimant was force to file reconsideration because OWCP suspend his benefits bases on a total different sets of facts and issue. Question: does OWCP must carried out its order and process that new claim for reconsideration or the claimant must wait until a decision is rendered from the ECAB based on a total different set of facts, circumstance and issues that are not related.

  24. What you're describing is two separate issues under two separate appeals.

    The Board would process the appeal they received an render a new decision.

    OWCP would process the reconsideration and render a new decision in that appeal.

    This would have started as two separate decisions, each is being appealed.

    One appeal has gone to the Board and one appeal has gone to OWCP. They should be treated as two completely separate appeals and one is not related to the other.

  25. At this point I am very frustrated with OWCP we have filed reconsideration 4 times we have meant all the elements but one the medical and they keep asking for the same thing we go to his physician and he writes a report and denied again , they keep asking for the causal relationship and telling us the doctor has not provided sufficient medical evidence to satisfy causal relationship, also the how and why the physician believes that a claimant's injury could result in a diagnosed condition also the physician has still not explained according to OWCP how your massive rotator cuff avulsion was caused by land hard on your right shoulder after a co worker threw you to the ground , this case has been a nightmare from the beginning . I just need help with this last element to be approved we are far from rich and just had to pay for everything because my husband had to have surgery and therapy and now still can only do light duty for the rest of his life just don't understand what they want ?? to approve his case ?

  26. This is a common issue. OWCP has specific requirements for how a diagnosis is connected to the events and it would appear your doctor is not providing those requirements.

    I would suggest that you contact a doctor that has experience in writing narratives for OWCP and can explain the connection.

    Another suggestion would be to read these articles so that you understand what is required and can relay that information to your physician:



    At this point, instead of your doctor 'adding onto' any previous narratives, the doctor should write a brand new narrative that covers all the elements OWCP requires.

  27. Good post! Thanks for sharing this information. I appreciate it. The information about owcp doctors is also very beneficial for the visitors.