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AssessMed Announces National Coverage Industry Leading Evidence-based IME Provider goes National

May 29, 2014   by AssessMed Inc.


AssessMed has, since 1992, provided high quality, evidence- based, independent medical evaluations (IME). AssessMed clients include, but are not limited to, personal injury law firms (both plaintiff and defence), auto insurers, life and health disability insurers, provincial worker’s compensation boards, large municipal employers as well as corporate Canada. AssessMed is a privately held Canadian company.

 AssessMed’s head office is strategically located next to Pearson Airport in Toronto, Ontario. This former regional player has aggressively expanded operations across Canada due to industry demand for truly unbiased, credible and defensible IME reports delivered on a timely basis and at  fair market value.

The Board of Directors and senior management team of AssessMed are proud to announce at this time a strong commitment towards the development of a national service delivery platform with the opening of  fully staffed and fully functional assessment centres, in Montreal, Quebec City, St. John’s NL, Vancouver BC and Edmonton AB. 

The Vancouver office is managed by Brianne Warkentin who brings to the team strong work related experience  in the IME space. Brianne enthusiastically embraces the AssessMed customer centric business model. The Vancouver office is located at 1530 7th Ave West Unit 3 Vancouver, BC V6J 1S3, the office phone number is 778.330.2080 and Brianne may be reached by e-mail at

The Edmonton office is managed by Danica Webster who also brings strong past industry experience to the AssessMed team. While also being very customer focused, Danica has established unmatched and mutually beneficial relationships with top medical professionals within the province. The Edmonton office is located at 11808 St. Albert Trail, Suite 204 Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4G4. The office phone number is 780.399.8038 and Danica may be reached by e-mail at

AssessMed’s national expansion efforts were significantly enhanced when the company welcomed Emma Babiuk to their western-based team. Emma is the company’s Senior Business Relations Advisor for western Canada. Emma has over 15 years of combined industry experience having worked in the past for a large auto insurer in Calgary as a senior bodily injury adjuster as well as for an IME firm. Emma’s high energy, infectious personality and strong related industry experience, endear her to clients and help motivate colleagues day-in and day-out. Emma may be reached through the Edmonton office, directly on her cell phone at 587.899.3662, or by e-mail at

AssessMed’s President, Brian Sutherland, a 20 year veteran with the company, states, “While national expansion is challenging, it is a key initiative to our company’s growth model and our clients with offices across Canada have outwardly asked us to expand our operational borders so they may better benefit from our industry leading, client focused business model”.

Don Kunkel, Executive Vice President at AssessMed,  having over 25 years industry experience, states, “ While the need for a truly national platform within the IME space is great, much attention must be placed on regional customization to best serve individual client needs . Furthermore, it is not enough to simply post an address on your website or act as a medical assessment broker; one that simply books an appointment and slaps an invoice on a report before sending it out the door without proper Quality Assurance guidelines.  It is a fundamental responsibility of an IME vendor to not only utilize the services of the highest quality and reputable medical assessors, but to also ensure that reports are delivered on time, for a fair price, and are of true value to all stakeholders”.


Don may be reached at our head office, 1-888-678-2924, or

AssessMed welcomes your enquiries from anywhere in Canada at or 1-888-678-2924.

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