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Dr Chris Oates

M.B., B.S. (Hons), FAFOEM (RACP)

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Dr Chris Oates  -  What you need to know  ........
Chris has been in private consultant practice as an Occupational Physician since 1989. He has extensive experience in assessing workers in a wide variety of industries including those in rural and regional locations and in both the private
and public sectors.
Conditions assessed include musculo-skeletal disorders (spine, upper and lower extremity), minor scarring, overuse syndromes, soft tissue injury, pain syndromes, chronic fatigue syndrome, occupational toxic or infective exposures particularly in relation to assessing liability/causation and fitness for work.
His fees follow the applicable WorkCover, MAA or AMA schedules according to the nature of the case. Payment prior to the release of the report is required for referrals from legal practitioners.
Chris performs a variety of independent medical assessments including:
IME (Independent Medical Examination)
FFD (Fitness for Duty)
TPD (Total & Permanent Disability)
WPI (Whole Person Impairment) for:
* Workers Compensation (AMA 5) and
* Motor Vehicle Accidents (AMA 4).
He is a MAS Disputes Assessor - WPI & Treatment, and also an Approved Medical Specialist for WCC - WPI & General Medical Disputes.