Douglas W Martin, MD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Occupational Medicine and Family Medicine

Specialty Focus: Special expertise in disability evaluation with emphasis on evidence based medicine. Musculoskeletal disorders. Return to Work determinations. Impairment Ratings. Causation Analysis.

Education: MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Years in Practice: 26

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 80


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Dr. Martin serves as the Medical Director for UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine in Sioux City. The majority of his practice is related to musculoskeletal medicine, which is directly secondary to the industry in the area; he often speaks of “meatpacking is my life” as he services one of the largest meatpacking facilities in the world in Dakota City, NE. Dr. Martin has served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (now known as the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators) and is a Past President. He is a Past President of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians and the IAFP Foundation. While Foundation President, he was involved in the finalization of the Iowa Health Rural Health Loan Repayment Program, a combined public-private endeavor. He was given the AADEP President’s Award for Volunteer Service four different years and Freeman Award as Outstanding Educator in 2005, and the organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He was given the Janet M Wee Award by the IAFP for outstanding contributions to the organization. He is also currently on the Board of Directors of the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association. He is an accomplished author, having written several articles for the MRO Update newsletter. He penned book chapters for three AMA books: The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation, The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work, and The AMA Guides to Navigating Disability Benefit Systems. In 2015, he was the lead author and editor for the text CRPS –What is the Evidence? a project of Veritas Medicus. the AADEP Foundation. In the spring of 2018, his book, Independent Medical Evaluations – A Practical Guide was released by Springer Publications.