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Cira Health Solutions Appoints New Medical Director


December 10, 2018   by SCM Insurance Services

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Cira Health Solutions (Cira), a trusted national provider of independent medical assessments, is pleased to announce a new member to its executive management team with the appointment of Michael Schweigert, MD, FRCPC, P.Eng., MBA as its new Medical Director. 

Guided by a commitment to quality services, Dr. Schweigert will oversee all aspects of clinical activity at Cira. He will offer trusted insight and play a significant role in looking for new ways to offer added value in client service delivery, the claimant experience, and for Cira’s medical assessor community. He will also expand client educational resources and design clinical training programs.

“My role is to deliver on our client promise to provide the highest quality clinical opinion available in our marketplace,” begins Dr. Schweigert. “We understand that the services that we provide—whether consultative in nature or through formal reporting—are essential to our clients’ decision making on a file. The highest compliment that we can get is when our clients tell us that working with Cira was comprehensive, inclusive, and the right choice.”

Dr. Schweigert is an independent medical consultant and a specialist in Occupational Medicine as recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. His training includes a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto and five years of specialty training in medicine, surgery, rehabilitation, toxicology, and epidemiology. He obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. He has performed clinical assessments and independent medical examinations within his own independent clinical assessment practice for nearly 20 years. Moving forward, Dr. Schweigert’s IME-related services will be exclusive to Cira.

Dr. Schweigert is affiliated with an academic position at the University of Toronto in health issues related to the workplace. He has been an examiner for the Royal College in Occupational Medicine, served as the chair of the Occupational Medicine Specialty Committee, and is the founding president for the Occupational Medicine Specialty Society of Canada.

“The addition of Dr. Schweigert reflects Cira’s focus on clinical quality,” says Len Copp, President of Cira. “His range of expertise and good standing in our industry is well known, and I am confident that his work for us will allow us to share new developments in our industry and engage in meaningful conversations with our clients. His addition is another example Cira’s commitment to becoming the most recommended provider of medical assessments in all markets that we serve.”

Dr. Schweigert will be based out of Cira’s Mississauga, Ontario office and can be contacted at 1-844-511-3839 ext. 662 and by email at michael.schweigert@cirahealth.ca

For more information, please contact:

Len Copp
President
T: 780.930.5190
E: len.copp@scm.ca
Bikram Daulay
Senior Vice President, Business Development
T: 780.930.5321
E: bikram.daulay@scm.ca

About Cira Health Solutions

Cira Health Solutions has 30 years of experience helping corporations, government, life & health providers, insurers, law firms, and individuals independently assess and diagnose medical issues. As a trusted CARF-accredited partner, we offer a national medical team that includes accredited and experienced specialists in Physical, Mental and Allied health disciplines. Our services are essential for clients’ informed decision-making, access to the right medical expertise, and returning people to health and function. www.cirahealth.ca.

 


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