Dr Ralph Poppenbeek

MBBS, MPH, FAFOEM (RACP)

LOCATIONS

  • South Yarra, Victoria
  • Melbourne, Victoria

ACCREDITATIONS

  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed.
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Ed.
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Ed.
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • WorkSafe Tasmania Accredited Medical Practitioners
  • WorkSafe, TAC & Wrongs Act Impairment Assessor
  • Joint Medical Examiner
  • WorkSafe VIC Independent Medical Examiner

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University
  • Master of Public Health, Monash University
  • Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Ergonomics and work-related injuries and diseases
  • Chronic pain disorders
  • Toxicology and respiratory disease
  • Zoonotic disease
  • Meat industry injuries and diseases
  • Occupational and environmental infections and skin disease
  • Occupational and environmental exposures including dust diseases and chemical sensitivities
  • Back injury
  • Fitness for duty assessment
  • Motor injury assessment
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Management of chronic pain in the setting of compensable injury

EXPERIENCE

  • Specialist Occupational & Environmental Physician, Private practice
  • Medical Consultant, Workstreams/Recovre Rehabilitation
  • Honorary Examiner for Fellowship exam, FAFOEM (RACP)
  • Lecturer, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Monash University & The Alfred hospital
  • Assessor for WorkSafe Victoria, spinal cord stimulator implantable treatment for neuropathic pain

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Fellow of Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Member, Australia & New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine

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