Dr. Rhonda Nemeth
In addition to conducting evaluations, I am available for speaking engagements, workshops and conferences. My CV is available upon request.
I am a board member of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators (CSME) and Chair of the Education Committee. I have a background in psychosomatic health and was co-clinical director of the Function and Pain Program at Mount Sinai Hospital and a member of the WSIB’s expert advisory panel for the development of a Chronic Pain Program of Care. I have completed the requirements of the Certification in Medicolegal Expertise (CMLE) and Certification in Catastrophic Impairment Evaluation (C-CAT) programs offered by CSME and the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment.
My expertise lies in providing comprehensive evaluations of a claimant's psychological functioning. In cases where disability is claimed due to chronic pain, I use psychological tests to provide indices of response bias and effort, in addition to my 20+ years of experience in assessing and treating patients, to determine the extent and severity of dysfunction and disability.
Plaintiff lawyers have found my reports useful in ruling out malingering and substantiating claims, while defense counsel find my expertise useful in cases where credibility and causation is questioned. My reports are sufficiently thorough and detailed, but also concise and clear, with a clear presentation of the factors supporting my findings.
I am also available to conduct file reviews to provide advice regarding the potential for a claim for disability due to chronic pain. I provide services mainly in Belleville, Kingston and Ottawa, and often in Toronto.