Performing Compulsory & Independent Medical Exams in Tampa Bay & Surrounding Areas

Picture of two doctors smiling and looking at a computer.If you need to have a compulsory medical exam (CME) or an independent medical exam (IME) completed in Tampa Bay or the surrounding area, you can turn to the skilled team at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, a division of Florida Medical Clinic. Our team includes Dr. Daniel Murphy, a board-certified orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon with more than 25 years of experience. We have extensive experience performing CMEs and IMEs, and we’ve earned a reputation for providing ethical, expert care. We will be thorough and treat each individual with respect.

What Are Compulsory & Independent Medical Exams?

When someone is seeking financial compensation for an injury—for example, in a personal injury lawsuit, a disability case, or a workers’ compensation case—they may be required to attend a CME or an IME. CMEs are ordered by defense counsel to determine whether injuries were sustained in an accident, and IMEs are ordered by plaintiff’s counsel to determine the extent of injuries sustained in an accident.

During one of these exams, an unbiased third-party doctor will examine the plaintiff and afterwards determine:

  • If the plaintiff is actually injured
  • How serious the plaintiff’s injuries are
  • Whether the plaintiff’s complaints are related to the accident

What to Expect During a Compulsory or Independent Medical Exam

The CME/IME process will vary from one case to another depending on the type of injury involved. With that said, during a CME or an IME, the doctor will likely:

  • Review the plaintiff’s medical records and imaging results
  • Speak with the plaintiff about their personal and family medical histories
  • Ask the plaintiff about their injury and the symptoms they’ve been experiencing
  • Perform a physical examination

Schedule a Compulsory or Independent Medical Exam

If you’d like to have Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group perform a compulsory medical exam or an independent medical exam for your case, email us at or call us at (813) 253-2406. We’ll be happy to tell you more about our practice and our CME/IME services, answer your questions, and schedule an examination. We proudly offer these exams in the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, as well as in Orlando, West Palm Beach, Miami, Naples, and Sarasota.