Dr. Peter M. Newton is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with expertise in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating the full spectrum of orthopedic sports injuries and worker’s compensation injuries.
The orthopedic specialty field of Sports Medicine is the treatment of athletic/sports injuries of joints, muscles or bones. Dr. Newton has worked with professional athletes and teams, and has a proven history of excellence in treating both professional and recreational athletes. His goal is to treat and return active individuals quickly and efficiently back to their activities.
Dr. Newton is educated on the AMA guides and the California Workers Compensation system and laws. He has been a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) since 1998 and has provided extensive medical legal evaluations since then. He regularly attends a national course on workers compensation and the AMA Guides hosted by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He also attends both the Workers Compensation Applicant’s (CAA) and Defense (CWCDAA) conventions yearly in order to stay updated with new laws and issues facing attorneys and their clients. Dr. Newton has been an invited speaker at both the applicant and defense conferences. In 2011, he was a speaker at the annual meeting of the California Orthopedic Association teaching other orthopedic surgeons interested in becoming Qualified Medical Evaluators (QME) about the AMA guides and medical-legal issues they typically encounter in the current worker’s compensation climate.
His mission is to provide: the very best quality health care for injured workers; educate the injured workers on their options for treatment; produce SB899 and AMA compliant reports; produce reports in a timely fashion and in satisfaction of the Labor Code; and make sure all attorneys and/or adjusters questions and concerns are addressed through his reports or deposition.
Dr. Newton enjoys giving seminars on medical-legal issues in the CA workers compensation system to law firms and insurance companies. If your law firm or insurance company is interested in a discussion on such issues, please contact our office for scheduling.