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MRK founder and consultant Dr. Michael R. Klein, Jr. is featured in the current issue of SPINELINE magazine in recognition of his contributions to the art and science of spinal disorder management. Dr. Klein was recently given the David Selby Award by the North American Spine Society for his work with the organization. Dr. Klein has been instrumental in building global outreach among spinal physicians, an undertaking that has benefited society members everywhere.

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Welcoming October in with our masks and pumpkin necklace.

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Deanne Nyland, MD., Chair of the Division of Otolaryngology Department at Mercy San Juan has jointed MRK as a consultant.

Dave Manske, MD., has recently been elected President of the Lipscomb-Chapman Alumni Society at UC Davis Health, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. One of his first acts was to facilitate a name change to the Lipscomb-Chapman Alumni Society to honor those who have served the department for so many years. All members of the Lipscomb - Chapman Alumni Society Council are Davis trained residents who are working or have worked in the Sacramento area. Dr. Manske will serve as President for two years. Congratulations Dr. Manske.

Michael R. Klein, Jr, MD received word today that the Governance Committee and the NASS Board of Directors have selected him to receive the North American Spine Society's 2020 David Selby Award for contributions to the art and science of spinal disorder management through service to NASS.

MRK welcomes Raul Calderon to MRK. He is a recent graduate of California State University Sacramento with a BA in Political Science. We would also like to welcome's Kaylee Mcroy-Utush, Audrey Denny and Ayah Awwad to MRK. They are new record reviewers. They are recent college graduates who are planning on attending medical school, PA school and nursing school.

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.