PSYCHIATRIC & PSYCHOLOGICAL
AGREED MEDICAL EVALUATIONS
PSYCHIATRIC & PSYCHOLOGICAL
QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATIONS

Welcome to Forensic MED Group

FMG practitioners are here to serve as your California Workers’ Compensation Agreed or Qualified Medical Evaluator.

Forensic MED Group’s team of exceptionally skilled and highly respected practitioners are accomplished participants in the California Workersʻ Compensation system.  These evaluators draw on vast experience as well as impressive résumés of forensic and clinical expertise when approaching Agreed and Qualified Medical Evaluations. Our Medical Experts provide direct evaluation services that result in clearly-stated opinions supported by substantial medical-legal evidence as well as relevant standards of practice and medical research. We offer Psychiatric & Psychological Agreed and Qualified Medical Evaluations.  Forensic Med Groupʻs Practitioners  consistently provide timely, comprehensive reports that present impartial and well-reasoned opinions and conclusions based on thorough evaluations. Quite simply put, our evaluators help you settle cases. 

Forensic MED Group’s team of exceptionally skilled and highly respected practitioners are accomplished participants in the California Workersʻ Compensation system.  These evaluators draw on vast experience as well as impressive résumés of forensic and clinical expertise when approaching Agreed and Qualified Medical Evaluations. Our Medical Experts provide direct evaluation services that result in clearly-stated opinions supported by substantial medical-legal evidence as well as relevant standards of practice and medical research. We offer Psychiatric & Psychological Agreed and Qualified Medical Evaluations.  Forensic Med Groupʻs Practitioners  consistently provide timely, comprehensive reports that present impartial and well-reasoned opinions and conclusions based on thorough evaluations. Quite simply put, our evaluators help you settle cases. 

Our Doctors

Agreed and Qualified Medical Psychiatric and Psychological Evaluations (AME/QME)

  • Cheri Adrian, Ph.D., QME

    Dr. Cheri Adrian, California Licensed Psychologist (PSY12255), received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and has amassed 30 years of experience in clinical and…
    PSYCHOLOGIST
  • Jon F. Chaffee, M.D., QME

    Jon F. Chaffee, M.D.,  has been a Board Certified Psychiatrist since 1995 and a State of California Qualified Medical Evaluator for the past several years.…
    PSYCHIATRIST
  • James L. Deck, Ph.D., QME

    James L. Deck, Ph.D., QME, has been a licensed psychologist since 1991, and has evaluated and treated workers’ compensation claimants for the past 28…
    PSYCHOLOGIST
  • Sharon Goldstein, Ph.D., QME

    Sharon Goldstein, Ph.D., QME, has practiced in the workers’ compensation arena since 1990, and has been a State of California Qualified Medical Evaluator since…
    PSYCHOLOGIST
  • Joshua E. Pretsky, M.D., QME

    Dr. Joshua Pretsky is a board certified psychiatrist with more than 20 years of experience conducting AME and QME evaluations, and treating injured workers.…
    PSYCHIATRIST, PSYCHO-PHARMACOLOGIST
  • Pamela J. Hall, Ph.D., QME

    Dr. Pamela Hall completed post-doctoral education in Forensic Psychology in 2018 at St. John’s University, Queens, NY. She has been a Qualified Medical Examiner…
    PSYCHOLOGIST, PTSD
  • Stefanie D. Peters, Ph.D, QME

    Dr. Stefanie D. Peters, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, has over 25 years experience serving as an expert for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide…
    PSYCHOLOGIST: EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION
  • Jill K. Torres, Ph.D., QME

    Jill K. Torres, Ph.D., QME,  has been performing QMEs, AMEs, Fitness for Duty and Pre-surgical Psychological Clearance evaluations since 2011.  She has extensive knowledge and…
    PSYCHOLOGIST
  • Sasha Watts, Ph.D., QME

    Sasha Watts, Ph.D. has been a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the state of California for the past ten years. She has specialized in the…
    PSYCHOLOGIST
  • David Zakin, Ph.D., QME

    Dr.  David Zakin, Clincal Psychologist, has a clinical specialization in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.  He  has taught workshops and conducted training sessions on the diagnosis and…
    PSYCHOLOGIST: PTSD

Contact Us

Our team is available via telephone, text and email

Please send all correspondence to our office located at:
16060 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 110-514, Encino, California 91436-4428
(626) 435-9500
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