The medical director for the Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, possesses more than two decades of experience in medicine and has treated over 30,000 work-related injuries over the course of his career. Dr. Ronald. H. Kienitz, DO, also maintains certification with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) as a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME).
Recognition as a CIME grants physicians and medical professionals a place in the ABIME’s national directory of qualified medical examiners. Designed to test the skills and knowledges of independent medical examiners, the CIME certification serves as an indicator of the recipient’s ability to perform medical and impairment evaluations according to high professional standards. Furthermore, certification marks individuals as reliable physicians for case managers, employers, insurance claims adjusters, and other health professionals.
Physician candidates for CIME status must possess an unrestricted medical license and remain in good standing with their state medical board in order to qualify for certification. In addition to meeting continuing medical education requirements, they must pass a rigorous written examination and have at least 10 years of experience in medical practice or a recognized medical concentration. Furthermore, disciplinary action will disqualify physicians from directory listing.
To learn more about the CIME certification, visit abime.org.
The medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO provides direct patient care in an active occupational medicine practice. Additionally, he serves as an independent medical examiner certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO received his doctorate in osteopathic medicine in 1980 and is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), and the American Association of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP).
Dedicated to promoting the health and safety of workers and workplaces, ACOEM was founded in 1916. It represents more than 4,500 physicians across the U.S.. Each year, ACOEM hosts the American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC), the 2016 installment of which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the organization.
The most recent annual conference took place in April in Chicago and included numerous educational sessions on topics including leadership for physicians, public safety, and mindfulness as well as specific, relevant conditions such as head trauma. Full-day courses were offered on the two days prior to the official start of the conference. During the event, participants had the opportunity to sit for their Medical Review Officer or Independent Medical Examiner certification exams.
Annual ACOEM awards are also presented during each conference. At the 2016 event, members received recognition for lifetime achievement, excellence in education, and meritorious service. The presentation also included a number of resident research awards.
Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz DO treats patients at Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz DO maintains certification as an independent medical examiner with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME).
Commonly referred to as a CIME, a certified independent medical examiner designation is viewed in high regard among the medical community as well as among health care insurance companies, third party administrators in workers' compensation cases, and no-fault auto insurance carriers. The credential signifies a practitioner’s exceptional comprehension and expertise in his or her field and ability to provide complete and objective examinations and reports. Those obtaining the designation have successfully completed credential training and an examination created and executed by the ABIME.
Medical professionals interested in becoming a CIME have multiple opportunities to attend an ABIME training and certification program in 2016. In September, the program will be hosted in Honolulu at the Waialae Country Club for two days, beginning on the 17th. Subsequently, another date is slated for October 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South. The program will take place between October 27th and October 30th. For more information, visit www.abime.org.
A medical professional in practice for more than three decades, Dr. Ronald H Kienitz, DO, serves as medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Kienitz maintains board certification in occupational medicine.
Providing preventative measures and care for work injuries and illnesses, occupational medicine is aimed at preserving the health and function of employees, thus making it possible for them to perform optimally in their professions. Occupational health services available through Concentra range from drug screenings to wellness programs. The former is a risk management measure that involves taking a test to determine drug and/or alcohol content within the body. The test helps employers create a safer work environment for employees. There is generally a report turnaround time of around 48 hours.
Wellness programs promote a healthy lifestyle. Concentra helps employees make better behavioral decisions that prevent injuries and the onset of illness. The organization offers corporate programs that consist of health risk assessments and biometric screenings as well as wellness education. Further, to increase interest in the programs, Concentra can coordinate an incentive program that includes employee savings.
As medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, focuses on the care and prevention of workplace injuries as well as on the treatment of travelers' medical emergencies.