Drop in for Merit Office Hours!

Merit Office Hours

Let our board-certified physicians answer the questions that matter to you!

Join our Merit webinar and bring your medical-legal questions to the experts. Please RSVP for the date(s) that are of most interest to you and we will send a link the day of the event to join in. 


Wednesday, June 9th from 3:00-4:00 PM CT

-Dr. Benavides, a spine surgeon, will speak on low back pain

Wednesday, June 16th from 3:00-4:00 PM CT

-Dr. Von Essen will join us to discuss a case regarding mysterious lingering dyspnea (shortness of breath)

Friday, June 25th from 12:00-1:00 PM CT

-Dr. Fehringer will join the hosts to look at rotator cuff disease, treatment, and return to work

Please submit any questions you have for the physicians on past or current claims in the box below. We want to answer the questions that matter to you! 

If you would like to see topics we have covered in past Office Hours click here 

Background on our hosts: 

Dr. Ian Crabb is the founder of Merit, beginning the business in 2005 to provide the highest quality evaluations. He received his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Rochester.   He served as an attending at US Naval Medical Center San Diego, teaching Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine.  He has been practicing orthopedic surgery for the past 26 years in Omaha. Dr. Crabb is passionate about making the best decisions for patient outcomes.

Dr. Paul Conte is a highly regarded general, vascular, and thoracic surgeon. He has been in full-time clinical medicine since 2001 after completing his fellowship. He has an interest in finding the best strategies for diagnosis and treatment of the injured worker,  both in person and via telemedicine.

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to secure a spot.

Client testimonial:

"To better serve the needs of our healthcare patients in today's rapidly changing and fast paced world, the utilization of telehealth services has become an essential technology that bridges the access gap between reputable health care providers and the consumers that need their expertise.

We have been fortunate to partner with Merit Medical Physicians from across the U.S. to conduct IME's and PIR's for the residents living in our western Nebraska panhandle region by offering these high-quality exams locally through the use of telehealth technologies. This has drastically reduced the financial and time associated burdens for consumers to access these reputable Merit Medical experts. 

Our rehab therapists who work directly with the Merit Medical Physicians have found this means of providing patient care very rewarding and satisfying. This unique blend of interdisciplinary professionals teaming together to conduct these exams, in my opinion, has afforded the patient access to an examination process that is thorough, detailed and of the highest quality. We are proud to work hand in hand with the entire Merit Medical team and have found this relationship to be a mutually beneficial and rewarding experience."

Jason Thyne PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Director of Rehabilitation, Regional West Health Services

"I really enjoyed the open format, the diagrams, and the mechanism of injury discussion."

"The visuals were excellent and were very helpful when discussing anatomy and physiology."

"Excellent for workers' compensation claim handlers and defense attorneys."

Merit Office Hours Testimonial