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Suitable for any IME, DME or NFE

About Us

IME Companions is a group of caring and trained professionals who will oversee and document the Insurance Medical Exam to protect your clients interest.

Our Company

About Us

IME Companions was created to take a stand against the wrong and dishonest reports written by doctors who perform these IME exams. Many of the doctors who perform these examinations are completely biased against the patient. IME doctors sometimes never look at the patient or barely examine them. The false and misleading IME reports purchased by insurance carriers can have a devastating effect upon injured workers and accident victims seeking justice. IME Companions purpose is to memorialize what really happened in the examination room, to protect the clients from these reports in many situations and to provide rebuttal testimony at trial.

IME Companions believes the best results are obtained by hard work and preparation. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.

About Us

Meet Our Team

Safa Gelardi

CEO & Founder, Fordham University

Vice president turned entrepreneur, Safa is the guiding force behind IME Companions; helping to establish the company as the lead provider of advocates for plaintiffs. Mrs. Gelardi is an accomplished professional with 20 years experience in the business development field. Her last position was Vice President of a financial institution, her responsibilities were business development, and to monitor the collateral and financial performance of a $120 million dollar portfolio.

Vito Gelardi

President, Queens College

Mr. Gelardi has an extensive background in business development and managing client relations. He is a results oriented self employed management professional. Vito has been involved in helping form many businesses and has been responsible for the tremendous growth in many businesses. His responsibilities are operational, administrative, marketing and business development.

Customer Reviews

What Client’s Say

“My law firm has utilized IME Companions numerous times in the past year. Each and every time we have been impressed by their professionalism and level of commitment to our clients. They are always punctual, polite and we have received positive feedback from our clients who have been accompanied by the Companions. They confirm with our clients, schedule transportation and hire interpreters when needed. They are reachable whenever we need them and are extremely reliable. I definitely recommend IME Companions.”

Nick Liakas
Managing Attorney at Liakas Law

“I would highly recommend Safa and her team at IME Companions for any large plaintiff’s personal injury law firm. I used to have individual members of my own staff accompany my clients to their defense medical exams. However, my client base grew to a point that it was no longer logistically reasonable to utilize members of my own staff to accompany plaintiff’s to the exams and was glad to have found IME Companions because they are the absolute best fit for my firm. Safa and her team are on top of innumerable appointments every day and manage client coordination in multiple languages, scheduling, transportation and accompaniment to the appointment and then I receive a detailed and thorough report from them almost immediately. They are reachable whenever I need them for information and are extremely reliable, diligent and effective. They consistently go above and beyond. I am extremely satisfied with our working relationship and would highly recommend them to any large personal injury plaintiff’s law firm.”

– Eric Subin, Subin Associates
Managing Attorney

“I love working with IME Companions, they are reliable and always on time. They never turn down IME’s like some IME Companies do. You can definitely count on them to be there especially with last minute request. I definitely recommend them. “

Maura Diaz
Senior Paralegal

“My law firm uses IME Companions and we are impressed by their professionalism and level of commitment to our clients. They are dedicated and consistently go above and beyond. I am extremely satisfied with our working relationship and would highly recommend them to any large personal injury plaintiffs law firm. “

Herb Subin, Subin Associates
Owner and Senior Partner

“As the Managing Attorney at a large personal injury law firm like Subin Associates LLP, we pride ourselves in making sure that our clients are taken care of by the best people throughout the duration of their lawsuit. One very important step in a lawsuit is the IME or Independent Medical Examination which requires our client to appear before a doctor on behalf of the defendants. Frequently our clients have been taken advantage of by these doctors and therefore we found it necessary to have our clients accompanied by individuals who will look out for our clients and make sure that nobody takes advantage of them and everything goes smoothly. IME Companions has been the absolute best at protecting the interests of our clients. They are dedicated to the needs of our clients and have gone above and beyond for them as well as my firm. Specifically, Safa Gelardi the CEO of IME Companions, has been so instrumental in making sure our clients are treated with the utmost care. She is involved in every matter where an IME is needed. She makes sure that the client is notified of the exam and is there on time. She additionally makes sure that the client is being treated fairly by the doctors retained by the defendants. She simply fights for our clients. Safa also manages to visit our firm on a frequent basis to ensure that we are satisfied with their services. I would highly recommend IME Companions; they are the absolute best. “

Robert Eisen, Subin Associates
Managing Attorney

“I would highly recommend Safa and her team at IME Companions for any large plaintiff’s personal injury law firm. I used to have individual members of my own staff accompany my clients to their defense medical exams. However, my client base grew to a point that it was no longer logistically reasonable to utilize members of my own staff to accompany plaintiff’s to the exams and was glad to have found IME Companions because they are the absolute best fit for my firm. Safa and her team are on top of innumerable appointments every day and manage client coordination in multiple languages, scheduling, transportation and accompaniment to the appointment and then I receive a detailed and thorough report from them almost immediately. They are reachable whenever I need them for information and are extremely reliable, diligent and effective. They consistently go above and beyond. I am extremely satisfied with our working relationship and would highly recommend them to any large personal injury plaintiff’s law firm.”

Eric D Subin, Subin Associates
Managing Attorney

“IME Companions prepare a report describing exactly what took place during the examination, how long the exam lasted and any errors or lapses made by the examining physician.”

“Many non-English speaking claimants describe significant difficulty communicating with the IME doctors. IME Companions also act as translators when needed. We are available in Spanish, Russian, French and Arabic.”

“The IME Companion can prepare an affidavit and/or act as a witness.”

“Why overwhelm your staff with work outside of the office. Hire an IME Companion to accompany your client to their IME exam.”

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Don't send your injured plaintiff to their Independent Medical Exam without a trained professional IME Companion. We can handle any IME, NFE or Workers' Comp IME