The staff at Priority Medical Consulting & Review, Inc.

Our team of experts has years of experience in MRO and Exam Management fields. 
They are:

DOT Physical Examination Jerry Appelbaum, M.D. (Medical Director) is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine), the National Board of Medical Examiners and as a Medical Review Officer (MRO).  Dr. Appelbaum spent 20 years with the Bell System and was the Corporate Medical Director for Mountain Bell Telephone Company.  Thereafter, he was employed by the Gates Corporation for 7 years as the Occupational Medical Director and clinic Medical Director.  Dr. Appelbaum was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.  He was President of the Denver Medical Society, the Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational Medicine and other professional organizations.  Dr. Appelbaum is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Industrial Hygiene Association and many other organizations.  Most recently Dr. Appelbaum worked for First Advantage from 1996 to 2009 overseeing delivery of PEM services to a global package delivery firm.   Currently, Dr. Appelbaum serves on the Professional Education Committee of the Colorado Medical Society.
DOT CDL Brenda Sugar, LPN (President) has over 25 years of nursing experience that includes disability and worker’s compensation program management.  Most recently, Brenda served as Manager and Team Lead for First Advantage’ Physical Exam Management service working closely with Dr. Appelbaum and others on a large program for a global package delivery firm.  Brenda’s duties included reviewing DOT physicals, respirator medical clearance questionnaires, Alcohol/Drug return to work cases, client management cases, reviewing STD/LTD cases, setting up Hexavalent Chromium VI program and review,  Federal Waivers and Skilled Performance Evaluations, Physical Background Questionnaires and Blood Born Pathogen Coordination.  Brenda also was a resource for client management regarding any medical/mental health concerns as well as for the examiners and the client’s STD/LTD insurer. In June 2005 Brenda received an award from a major client for “excellence in customer service”.
DOT Physical Examination

Donna Urban, LPN (Exam Management Specialist) has 35 years of nursing experience that includes disability case management.  Donna worked at First Advantage for 2 years working on a large program for a global package delivery firm.  Donna’s duties included reviewing DOT physicals, Physical Background Questionnaires, Alcohol/Drug return to work cases, client management cases, reviewing STD/LTD cases.  Donna also worked for the Reed Group as a Disability Case Manager for STD and LTD for 5 years.

In the recent past, PMCR professionals have assisted large companies like FedEx Express, BellSouth, DHL, Coca Cola, Aetna, Morgan Stanley, Qwest and Discover Card to manage their physical exam management programs and STD/LTD employees.

PMCR's Mission Statement:
"Priority Medical Consulting & Review is driven by the vision, passion and dedication of its employees who are committed to developing and delivering innovative products and services with superior customer service. PMCR aim's to provide comprehensive medical consulting and review services by focusing on providing personal and specialized services to meet each client's specific needs."
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