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We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make our Annual MedStar Health, IARP-Chesapeake, and IARP-Virginia Educational Symposium such a success! With Dr. Les Matthews and Dr. Curtis Whitehair opening the largest Symposium ever with over 300 attendees from the workers compensation community, excellent presenters and moderators, big casino winnings and a wonderful performance by the MedStar NRH Physician Feels So Good Band, it was definitely a day of education and fun.

We would like to thank all of our presenters, vendors, Maryland Workers Compensation Commissioners and expert moderators, Dr. Kathleen Fink and David Schoenfeld.
    All bios can be found here
A special thank you to Dr. Joel Morton from Summit Pharmacy for traveling all the way from Phoenix, AZ
Les Edinboro, Ph.D from Quest Diagnostics
for presenting at the Symposium

MedStar Orthopaedics Expands Foot and Ankle Program; Welcomes Jacob M. Wisbeck, MD, to MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Orthopaedics has expanded its renowned foot and ankle program, welcoming Jacob M. Wisbeck, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery, to MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wisbeck specializes in sports-related foot and ankle injuries, ankle instability, foot and ankle trauma, degenerative arthritis, flat foot deformities, and tendon disorders. He also performs Independent Medical Evaluations.
Dr. Wisbeck see's patients at both MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and Ellicott City.
To schedule an appointment, please call 410-554-6844.

Physicians present at 2014 Symposium who  perform Independent Medical Evaluations
                   James Dreese, MD        Richard Hinton, MD
                      Knee & Shoulder                Knee & Shoulder

Douglas Shepard, MD       Jason Stein, MD
Knee, Shoulder, Hand          Shoulder & Elbow
Neck & Back
For contact information and office locations,
click on physician photos

Do you have Spanish speaking workers comp clients in need of Psychology services?

 Lorraine Vinci, PsyD
hosts a Spanish speaking group:
“Regresando  a mi vida”: Grupo de Ajuste y Adaptacion Despues de un Problema Medico
When: Every Thursday
Time: 3-4 pm
Location: Tele-Health conference room,
1st floor behind the Speech Pathology area
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving Street, NW

 The group is geared towards Spanish speaking patients in various diagnostic categories including, cardiac and orthopedic problems, spinal cord injury, amputations, chronic pain, body image issues associated with illness/injury, having to make adjustments with diet/medications, etc. The group will address issues related to coping and adjustment to illness, psychiatric complications (including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder) as well as grief.
To schedule an appointment or inquire about the group, please call 202-877-1120



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Upcoming Events:

April 26, 2014

MedStar U: Assessment of Common Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries
7:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

Presentations will include:
• “Sports Injuries of the Knee” by Will Postma, MD
• “Shoulder Injuries” by Brent Wiesel, MD
• “Common Disorders of the Foot & Ankle” by Paul Cooper, MD
• “Concussion Management” by Elizabeth Delasabera, MD
• “Concussion Physical Therapy” by Laura Nemets, PT
• “Lower Back Pain” by Robert Kalantar, MD
• “Physiatry” by Kathleen Fink, MD

3.0 CCM Credits pending; packets will be available to submit for any additional CEU boards
3.5 CME Credits approved

$35 charge for participants

To register for this course visit
Contact Cody Whitaker,, 202-669-8336 with questions or concerns.

For more information and program objectives,
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September 14-17, 2014

2014 MWCEA Annual Conference
Ocean City, MD
Come visit our MedStar booths!!

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Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Catherine Kuegler, PT- Store Owner
Michael Kuegler, PT

Worksite Health & Safety Consultants
Providing on-site consultation for ergonomics, wellness, & safety training
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Meet the Editor:
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I have been a part of  MedStar Health since 1999 and have worked as a clinic assistant, certified athletic trainer and massage therapist at our outpatient site in Lutherville, MD. Since 2004 I have been a part of the Business Development & Recruitment Team at MedStar NRH and serve as the Insurance Liaison for our worker’s compensation customers.
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