With nearly four decades of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, David Rogers, MD, has amassed considerable expertise in his specialty.
Dr. Rogers has hands-on experience in caring for patients with worker’s compensation claims, and he is familiar with the liability issues associated with a busy orthopedics practice and emergency room call.
He is trained as a general orthopedist, has a specialty interest in shoulder injuries and disorders, and maintains an active practice, continuing to care for patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems.
Dr. Rogers consults with claims adjusters, attorneys, and their clients who are working through worker’s compensation issues. He provides objective, independent medical evaluations and chart reviews to assist adjusters and attorneys in organizing the facts of the case and understanding the potential medical issues that may arise in the adjudication of the claim.
A COMMITMENT TO SOUTHWEST MISSOURI.
Dr. Rogers is a life-long resident of southwest Missouri and grew up on Table Rock Lake, fishing, hunting, and soaking in the natural beauty of the Ozarks. He graduated from Drury College with majors in biology and chemistry and competed on the Drury swim team before attending medical school on a U.S. Navy scholarship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
After serving nine years of active duty in San Diego, California; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan; Dr. Rogers eagerly returned home to the Ozarks to practice orthopedics.
Dr. Rogers continues to practice actively in Bolivar, Missouri, concentrating on shoulder injuries and treating a wide range of problems through the emergency room. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of International Academy of Independent Medical Examiners.
Dr. Rogers is a Certified Life Care Planner, a designation awarded by the International Commission on Health Care Certification to those who have demonstrated a knowledge of medical systems, associated disabilities, and treatment/maintenance protocols required for a catastrophically disabled individual to sustain life within an acceptable comfort level. He is also a Certified Impairment Rater, which demonstrates his ability to accurately assess impairment using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
ATTENTION TO DETAILS.
Dr. Rogers views his role as a consultant as analyzing the facts of the case, listening to the concerns of the other parties involved, and helping claims adjusters and attorneys with the details of the case in order to assist them with adjudication of the claim.
Dr. Rogers evaluates cases involving injured workers, personal injury claims, and catastrophic injuries. His services include:
- independent medical examinations,
- rating examinations,
- chart reviews,
- causation analysis,
- life care planning, and
- medical cost projection.