Consultative examinations (CEs), also known as disability examinations, are medical assessments that help determine the extent of a patient’s impairment from a chronic condition or injury. These exams are a contracted service between the examiner and an administrative entity (DES, insurance company, etc.), and they are usually administered to patients applying for Social Security Disability benefits. During a disability examination, a TriState Pain Institute physician reviews the patient’s health records, diagnostic imaging (if applicable), and performs a comprehensive examination following established, published guidelines.
Dr. Benjamin H. Venger of TriState Pain Institute is certified by the American Board of Disability Examiners to conduct disability examinations and provide patients with disability ratings.