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June saw our return to work in our new office in Gold River and the first time everyone was together in the new space. Overall we are adjusting to the new norm fairly well. Somewhat uneasy to see Governor Newsome return to daily noon reporting as the COVID-19 cases are rising. Concerned for all of our fellow citizens because of the new statistics and the risks for everyone as we return to our previous level of functioning. Wishing everyone a safe holiday and remaining focused on our ability to stay safe and stop the spread of COVID.

Next week the MRK case managers will return to work in our new location in Gold River. This will be the first time that most of the staff will be in the office since March. We will maintain social distancing and follow safety protocol. The case managers and Tracy Cox our office manager did a fantastic job of moving our operations to their homes and maintaining service as usual. We look forward to seeing you at our new office.

MRK resumed in office independent medical exams last week. Staff are working in office on a limited rotating basis. MRK is following social distancing protocol for patients and staff while in the office and have allowed extra time between exams to sanitize rooms.

Exams were also performed at other locations around the State and we are following the rules of each county.

Our physicians participated in depositions and arbitrations last week by use of video conferencing and it worked well in each case.

Case managers are able to answer any questions you may have regarding scheduling exams and depositions.

We were all excited to resume exams in our new location and look forward to having ...

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The MRK offices are now located at 11249 Gold Country Boulevard, Suite 165, Gold River, CA. Case managers continue to work from home to schedule exams and we are scheduled to resume IME exams in our Gold River office the week of May 11 on a limited basis.

On Monday, March 23, 2020, the chief justice of California issued an order suspending jury trials statewide for the next 60 days due to COVID-19 health restrictions. We realized this severely impacts many of our clients, and we are ready to work with your changing circumstances. We can:
- reschedule exams.
- change an exam to a record review by our physicians, which can be completed even with the trial suspension and stay-at-home orders. This can be beneficial if you have a video or telephone settlement conference or arbitration scheduled; you’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to move forward.
- schedule phone calls with the medical consultant on your case; we want you to have the m...

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MRK Medical Consultants remains open for business. Our staff is working from home and can be contacted through their normal MRK email addresses. Our physicians continue to do record reviews and all other work they can do remotely.

Our staff is currently rescheduling IMEs set for all satellite offices through April 15, 2020. We will determine as we go along if that date will need to be pushed even further back. We also recognize that your trial, arbitration, or settlement conference dates could be affected by California Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order of March 19, 2020. If this is the case and you need to move an IME or discuss your record review needs, please let us know. We ...

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MRK is proud to see our emergency medicine consultant, Dan Field, M.D., using his expertise in this time of uncertainty. Dr. Field is appearing on Sacramento's KCRA/NBC news to answer questions about the coronavirus. We expect to see more of him in the coming days as the questions are sure to keep coming in from viewers. Thank you, Dr. Field, for using your more than 30 years of medical experience for the benefit of the community.

Click here to see an interview with Dr. Field.

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The last few days have presented us all with large amounts of information on the Coronavirus. The number of cases have risen and the world markets have reacted causing even more stress and it seems at times we are getting conflicting information and advice from sources in our government. Schools have cancelled classes, air travel is impacted and it seems that a sense of crisis is growing in the World. It is all rather unsettling. What to do?

Everyone should use basic protective measures against the virus. Keep informed and stay aware of the latest information about the COVID-19 outbreak which is available on the World Health Organization website. Wash you hands with soap and water frequent...

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MRK is currently seeking medical experts that specialize in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuropsychology. Please contact our medical director Edward Younger, MD. to discuss becoming an expert consultant in California and Nevada.

Placer County officials reported Wednesday morning that a resident has died of the coronavirus. The person was an elderly Rocklin resident with underlying health conditions. He was likely exposed to the virus while overseas on a Grand Princess cruise ship that departed from San Francisco on a roundtrip voyage to Mexico between Feb 11 and 21. Ten Kaiser Permanente health care workers and five emergency responders who were exposed are were in isolation are now in quarantine.