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AssessMed is pleased to welcome Dr. Ed Hanada (Physiatry) to our Atlantic Canada and Ontario Roster of Experts

March 7, 2018   by AssessMed

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March 7, 2018 /insPRESS/ – The Board of Directors and Senior Management team at AssessMed Inc. are delighted to welcome Dr. Ed Hanada to our Ontario and Atlantic Canada Rosters.

Dr. Ed Hanada is a duly licensed physician who practices Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Atlantic Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and Ontario. Dr. Hanada graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1996, followed by residency training at Dalhousie University in 2001. Dr. Hanada went on to complete a fellowship in sports, spine, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University in 2002, the #1 ranked rehabilitation hospital in the United States for over 22 consecutive years by the U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Hanada has enjoyed an ongoing clinical practice in physiatry for over 15 years.  Dr. Hanada assesses, diagnoses, and treats various musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, spinal injuries, and soft tissue pain conditions. In addition to evaluating patients, Dr. Hanada has taught and mentored residents, medical students, allied health professionals, engineering students, and computer science students. Dr. Hanada is a former Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and at Dalhousie University. At Sunnybrook Health Centre, Dr. Hanada was responsible for overseeing the rehabilitation of patients with physical trauma from acute care to the tertiary rehabilitation centre.  While at St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital, he oversaw patients through to outpatient rehabilitation programs.

For nine years he was the medical director of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation program at the Nova Scotia Health Authority formerly known as the Capital District Health Authority. In this position, he assisted in maintaining the centre of excellence for musculoskeletal and amputee rehabilitation in the areas of clinical care, education, and research.

In his clinical practice, a large number of Dr. Hanada’s referrals have been related to musculoskeletal injuries as well as:

  • Back pain
  • Amputations
  • Post fractures
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain

Dr. Hanada has also treated patients with various disease states including:

  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive strain injuries such as tennis elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip and knees
  • Rotator cuff injuries

Dr. Hanada performs medicolegal assessments for both defence and plaintiff counsel.  He also performs third party assessments related to Accident Benefits Assessments (Ontario), Section B Assessments (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), and Employer and Long Term Disability (LTD) assessments.

Donald Kunkel, President at AssessMed adds, “Ed Hanada is an incredible addition to our existing compliment of experts, and we are very happy he has joined the AssessMed Family.  Ed’s extensive clinical experience, unwavering professional standards and his commitment to excellence make him a natural fit with the AssessMed Team.”

About AssessMed Inc.

For over 25 years, AssessMed has been completing independent, unbiased, evidence-based medicolegal evaluations and file reviews to several different market segments, including, but not limited to, Auto Insurance – including defense/plaintiff tort medicals and first party accident benefits as well as catastrophic claims, to Life and Health Disability insurers as well as to HR representatives on behalf of Corporate Canada.

AssessMed is a truly national provider of high quality IME services with strategically located regional offices in BC, Alberta, Ontario (4), Quebec and Atlantic Canada (2).

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

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