Dr Richard Sekel

MB BS (Syd) FAADEP DipOHSM, CIME

Position:
Occupational Medical Practitioner
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery MB BS
  • National Safety Council of Australia Diploma Course in Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • WorkCover Accredited Injury Management Consultant (IMC)
  • WorkCover Authorised Medical Practitioner
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner (ABIME – American Board of Independent Medical Examiners)
Affiliations
  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Associate Member of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM)
  • Previously Chairman of Medical Assessment Panels convened at the request of Comcare (the Australian Commonwealth Government insurance agency)
Skills/Experience:
  • Occupational medicine and vocational rehabilitation since 1976
  • Provides occupational medical treatment for injured workers
  • Undertakes independent medical assessments
  • Performs pre-placement medical examinations
  • Undertaken many thousands of independent medical assessments and reports, regarding injuries involving workers compensation, motor accidents, public liability and personal injury
  • Regular surgical assistant for an orthopaedic operating session on a weekly basis for 15 years
  • Performed medical assessments on the recommendation of the Australian Government’s Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Australian Medical Association medical delegate on the WorkCover committee involved in the writing of the NSW Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act
Professional Interests:
  • Medical evaluation of musculoskeletal impairment
  • Faculty lecturer of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
  • On the Editorial Advisory Board of International Disability Journal
  • Guest speaker at medical compensation seminars including those arranged by The Employer’s Federation of NSW, Labour Council of NSW, NSW College of Law, Australian Insurance Institute, Australian Industry Group, Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine, and other medical and business groups

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