Hello!! Hope someone can help and give me some good advice. Here is a short but simple sum up of my condition. I am 35 yr and was hurt at work in 4/01. I reinjured my foot in 2/07. As a year and a half passed I has found by 3 doctors to be permanent and totally disabled. I applied for SSDI and got it right away. I just received a letter from my attorney 2 weeks ago stating he sent in the Certification O f Readiness to madison for a hearing date. Now today I received a letter from the insurance companys lawyer sending me to a IME (Independent Medical Examiner). I was told these doctors can make you or break you. I was told they work for the insurance company. I am totally diabled and if he has a diffrent angle I am affraid I will lose what I have all coming to me. What gets me is this doctor is not a medical doctor but a Phychologist. I am so confused. Someone help me and let me know what to exspect at both the appointment and in the future.