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News worth sharing twice!

Monday, May 20th, 2013

FedDoctor is so proud to let our loyal followers and new visitors know that we have added a  great practice in Florida and a new orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles California! We know we have already posted information about how you can get the care you need for your federal workers compensation claim in these regions, but this information is too good to not re-post!

Florida is long overdue for a good federal doctor that can treat injured OWCP claimants. AmeriMed has offices is Orlando and Miami Florida that can both treat and document your injury for the Department of Labor. With multiple doctors offering all kinds of in-house diagnostics, therapies, and treatments, this is a one-stop shop for all of your federal workers compensation injury needs.

Dr. Moshe Wilker has 5 offices all over Southern California. As an orthopedic surgeon that treats federal employees when they are hurt on the job, Dr. Wilker specializes in back and spine conditions as well as joint problems in the shoulder, knee, and hip. With offices in Los Angeles, Newport, Rancho Cucamonga, Fullerton, and Fresno, Dr. Wilker has an office near you and is ready to start treating your medical condition and helping you with your OWCP claim.

FedDoctor is always looking for new doctors that treat federal employee workers compensation claims. When we find them, we want you to know about it!!! Keep following us to keep up with the latest news and information to help you on your OWCP journey. We know that it is hard to find great doctors that are willing to battle the Department of Labor, but we are here to help you get the treatment you deserve. Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook and read our blog posts to get up to date information on the latest news about federal workers comp physicians.

Chicago Has a FedDoctor!!!!

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Disability and Impairment Advocates is taking federal workers compensation patients in the Chicago area!!!

Dr. Harold Pye, the Medical Director for Disability and Impairment Advocates, has been involved with federal and postal employee health care for years and we are happy to have him as a part of the FedDoctor team.

Visit his listing and make your appointment now to start getting the treatment that you are entitled to under your federal workers compensation claim. Finding a good federal doctor who understand all of the requirements involved in an OWCP claim can be very difficult. FedDoctor never stops trying to find the very best physicians and care providers to get you the treatment you deserve.

Welcome Dr. Pye and the Disability and Impairment Advocates team!

Why is it hard to find a federal doctor? Part 3

Saturday, September 15th, 2012


Now that we have discussed the structure that the government uses to adjudicate work injury claims and the process of filing a new claim, we will begin to discuss why it is hard to find a doctor that is familiar with the federal system.

When the OWCP Claims Examiner opens (if they do not require additional evidence) a new federal workers compensation claim, they accept certain medical conditions as being work related. If you twist your knee and your doctor diagnoses a knee sprain, the claim will be opened and treatment that typically is prescribed is approved at the treating physician’s discretion.

The Claims Examiner notifies the ACS and all medical bills should be sent directly to the ACS through an online portal. If the treatment rendered and billed falls under the normal scope of treatment, it is approved. If not, the doctor’s bill will be rejected. It seems fairly reasonable on paper, doesn’t it?

Unfortunately, it can be much more cumbersome in real life.

If you were to twist your knee on the job and go to a hospital or urgent treatment center, they often will provide you with immediate and necessary care. Once the injury has been determined to be less than life threatening, a frequent recommendation is to ice, take some over-the-counter pain reliever and follow up with your regular doctor at your (or their) earliest convenience.

An MRI is rarely preformed. The rarity is due to many factors, one of which is often the amount of swelling that may be present in the knee. Doctors are often (and rightly so) conservative with these types of treatment plans. No one wants some doctor they barely know to rush them to surgery only to find once they are in the middle of a procedure that it was less than necessary. Most patients, and certainly the insurance company or federal workers compensation office, would be unhappy, to say the least.

To be Continued…

OWCP Forms 101

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Which form does what? Of course most federal employees are not familiar with OWCP forms because they’ve never had an on the job injury. But if you or someone you know does ever have an injury, you must know which forms do what!

Here is a quick and simple refreshment to help us all remember some of the most important forms involved with OWCP Federal Workers Compensation claims.

CA-1  Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuance of Compensation

CA-2  Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation

CA-2a  Notice of Recurrence

CA-7  Claim for Compensation (leave without pay, leave buy back, other wages, schedule award)

CA-10  What a federal employee should do when injured at work

CA-17  Duty Status Report

CA-20  Attending Physician’s Report

OWCP-5a  Work Capacity Evaluation Psychiatric/Psychological Conditions

OWCP-5b  Work Capacity Evaluation Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Conditions

OWCP-5c  Work Capacity Evaluation Musculoskeletal Conditions

OWCP-915  Claim for Medical Reimbursement

OWCP-957  Medical Travel Refund Request

There are many more forms that may be used during the course of a federal employees workers compensation claim and you can find the full list and links to these forms here.

If your doctor is not familiar with these forms, share this information with them. It is vitally important to all federal employees with ongoing OWCP workers compensation claims that their doctor understands how to help them keep their ligament claim alive! This again is why exists. To help connect injured federal employees with doctors who understand OWCP.



Orthopedic Surgeon in Beverly Hills Helps Federal Employees!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012


Great news for Southern California… Dr. Steven Meier at the Center for Progressive Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery helps federal employees! is very proud to help connect injured federal employees with Dr. Steven Meier and his wonderful team.

Dr. Meier’s office is located on the famous Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California. His focus is on injures and he is dedicated to providing each patient with highest quality of care possible.

Dr. Meier is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and offers multiple treatment options including therapy, exercise programs, rehabilitation and minimally invasive surgical options. When surgery is necessary, the most current technologies are used which result in less postoperative pain and a faster recovery.

OWCP Federal Workers Compensation 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 you with your impairment rating examination for your OWCP schedule award.

Visit Dr. Meier’s website at or contact his office directly at (310) 777-7845.



Arizona Injury Medical Associates

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Dr. Adarmes and the whole team over at Arizona Injury Medical Associates are doing an outstanding job for Federal Employees. is very proud to help more Federal Employees connect with their office.



AIMA offers full service pain management, EMG and NCV Studies, second opinion consultations, disability evaluations and comprehensive medical case management.

AIMA also specializes in impairment ratings for all federal employees with OWCP claims from all around the country. The staff and doctors at Arizona Injury Medical Associates care about your physical and emotional well being. With their friendly staff and Double Board Certified Doctors who are experts in injured workers and personal injury victims, you will be in good hands.

Click Here to learn more about their office or go visit their brand new website at!



Dr. Benson has 3 locations in Texas to Help Federal Employees!

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Dr. Les Benson has been treating and helping injured and disabled federal employees for several years.  All federal employees in Texas need to become familiar with Dr. Benson and his excellent team. is very proud to help more federal employees connect with such a great doctor!


When you are an injured federal employee with an accepted OWCP claim, you know if can be very difficult to establish a treating physician.  And it is almost impossible to find one that will “go to bat” for you against the OWCP.  Dr. Benson understands this and can help you. Dr. Benson offers treatment, rehabilitation services, in-house physical therapy, disability and impairment rating examinations, and more.

Dr. Benson currently has offices in Temple, Waco, and Fort Worth.

Learn more about Dr. Benson and how he can help you!



FedDoctor has new features

Monday, November 28th, 2011 is always interested in how we can improve. Our goal is to connect as many federal employees as we can to qualified doctors who understand the federal injury systems. This is harder than it seems!

We have added some new features to the website. First, our Resource Center has received a face lift. A more colorful display and easier to follow organization should help you find the information that you are looking for.

We have also received an overwhelming response to adding the phone numbers of our providers’ offices. This is an easy way for you to immediately get into contact with the care providers that can help you get the treatment you need for your federal workers compensation claim.

Keep checking back with us as we continue to add new doctors to the site. We believe that you deserve quality care for your work related injury and this is the place to find it.

FedDoctor is growing!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

FedDoctor has been growing! We continue to scour the nation for great medical providers that understand how to deal with the federal workers compensation office.

Don’t fight the OWCP on your own! They can be difficult to understand and require complex medical paperwork just to open your claim. Let an experienced doctor who understands the forms take control of the OWCP paperwork.

This is an opportunity for you to get the treatment and benefits that are supposed to be a part of the federal workers compensation system. We are looking to add more doctors in new areas and provide every federal employee with a quality medical option for treatment and evaluations.

Sign up for our newsletter, subscribe to our blogs, Like our Facebook page or follow our Twitter feed to stay up to date. Be the leader of your local union! This information can change one your friends lives. Sharing is a way you can help federal employees from all federal agencies across the country!

Stay tuned, FedDoctor is on the move…

Federal Workers Compensation Doctors

Monday, November 14th, 2011

If you are a federal employee, you know that the government systems are completely different from those of non-government employees. Workers compensation is no different.

The federal workers compensation system has a different set of rules and regulations than any state law. Because of that, it is very difficult to find doctors with an extensive knowledge about how to properly process claims with the OWCP.

While you may wish to get an attorney involved with your case, many are not capable of helping you unless you have a major claim that is already in posture for an award.

Getting your claim accepted by the OWCP can be the most difficult part of the process. If it is accepted, you may have trouble getting the necessary medical procedures approved and paid for by the workers compensation office. This is where you need to be sure that your physician understands the OWCP.

Doctors with real experience and understanding of the OWCP system are few and far between. Getting the right physician early in the claim process can mean the difference between a smooth claim and return to health and having to fight tooth and nail for even the simplest of requests.

Dealing with an on-the-job injury is frustrating enough without having to deal with compensation denials. We want you to get the medical attention that you need and the benefits that you are entitled to. Finding the best doctor in your area for your claim is the way to get your claim started right.

While you may eventually choose to, you do not have to switch your primary care to your federal doctor. Let them handle your federal workers compensation issues and help you get your claim moving in the right direction.


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