The letter assessing a person's disability for a medical committee of the National Insurance Institute, is the opinion – given as part of private practice - of a physician who is an expert in his field in regard to the impairment causing the disability. The disability assessment letter for the purpose of claiming disability benefits from the National Insurance Institute should be written by a physician who is an expert in the field of the impairment for which the disability benefits are claimed. A disability assessment letter is based on medical records related to the impairment, tests and additional imaging results which may be requested by the expert during the physical examination for the purpose of issuing a disability assessment and classification. The expert physician's experience allows him to further assess the duration of the disability, the treatment it might require and the future changes, if any, predicted for this impairment.

A medical committee of the National Insurance Institute is composed of a physician employed by the National Insurance Institute, with expertise appropriate to the impairment for which disability benefits are claimed, and a secretary whose role is to maintain a protocol and protect the claimant's rights.

"Second Opinion", is as its name says, another opinion in addition to that of the physician appointed by the National Insurance Institute who serves at the medical committee, who decides on the disability benefits. The National Insurance Institute's physician is not required to accept the opinion of the private practitioner who gave the "Second Opinion" (the disability assessment letter), but he is required to take it into consideration and provide an explanation as to why his opinion differs from it, and therefore it is important to correctly select the expert for providing such as opinion.

Disability Assessment Letter

Dr. Alon Covo

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"Shiba" Medical Center Tel HashomerHand surgery department

Ramat GanShai Medical Center– Private Medical Service Tel Hashomer, 4th Gildsgaim St.

Kfar Saba: Eli Horowitz 12.

Postal AddressDr. Alon Covo, 10th HaGanim St.

P.O. Box 3824 Hod Hasharon 4522174.

E-Mail: drcovo@drcovo.com

Appointments and messages054-7232194

מרכז רפואי "שיבא" תל השומר: המחלקה לכירורגיה של היד

מרפאת רמת גן: מרכז רפואי שי- שר"פ תל השומר, רחוב גילדסגיים 4.

מרפאת כפר סבא: מדיקל השרון- רחוב אלי הורביץ 12.

כתובת למשלוח דואר: ד"ר אלון קובו, רחוב הגנים 10 ת.ד. 3824,

הוד השרון, 4522174

דוא"ל: drcovo@drcovo.com

טלפון לזימון תורים והשארת הודעות: 054-7232194

המידע, העצות והתרגילים באתר הינם כללים וחלקיים בלבד ואינם באים להחליף יעוץ אישי מקצועי של רופא.

ד"ר קובו אינו אחראי לנזק שיגרם עקב הסתמכות על מידע זה, ולהתאמת או אי התאמת המידע, העצות והטיפולים לכל מטופל. המידע, העצות והתרגילים אינם מהווים תחליף או תוספת לפרוטוקול הרפואי.

המידע המובא באתר הינו כללי ומשותף לכלל הגולשים ולא חלה עליו סודיות מידע. בכל מקרה של סיבוך באזור הכאב או ספק או שאלה לגבי המידע שניתן באתר, יש לפנות מיד לרופא המטפל.

The information, advice and practices given in this web page are general and partial only and do not seek to replace professional personal advice given by a physician.

Dr. Covo bears no responsibility to any damage caused based on this information or to the degree in which the information, advice and treatment fit each and every patient. The information, advice and practices do not come as replacement or addition to the medical protocol. The information given in this site is general and common to all visitors and is not subject to confidentiality

In any case of complication in the area of the pain, of doubt or question about the information given in this web page, it is important to contact the treating physician immediately.