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About IHC Academy


IHC Academy is a division of International Healthcare Consultants, Inc.

INTERNATIONAL HEALTHCARE CONSULTANTS, INC. was founded in the early 1980's with a beginning in medical claim utilization review, primarily focusing on healthcare analyses. Over the years, IHC began training Attorneys, Claims personnel, Fraud investigators and Industry managers quickly acquiring a reputation in the forensic consulting business for outstanding training programs. IHC has been in the forensic support industry for 28 years and has built an enviable reputation for quality and expertise. 

At the forefront of IHC is its President and CEO, Dr. Rick Wakefield. Dr. Wakefield has amassed such an impressive and broad array of experience and education that his personal following is of national stature. Just a sampling of his areas of expertise include undergraduate education as a surgical physician assistant from the University of Florida with graduate surgical study at Yale University School of Medicine, experience in emergency and trauma medicine, licensure as a chiropractor since 1984, a graduate degree in the study of law, faculty positions at several universities and medical schools, numerous continuing education courses in aspects of engineering and impact biomechanics, and the design and implementation of automobile crash studies. Because of the extremely broad scope of his background and personal experience, Dr. Wakefield is able to direct the products offered by IHC in a manner which is technically accurate, as well as being helpful in a practical sense, for the case evaluation process. As a speaker who is in demand nationwide, he has entertained seminar participants and industry professionals across the country with his wit and insight.

Over the years, IHC has expanded its focus and enviable reputation to now include all areas of medical expertise. We now provide a specialized analysis of medical cases in virtually all medical specialty areas. Support of these medical consultations is provided by engineering and other scientific evaluations as they are relevant to each particular claim issue. In addition, we can arrange onsite special investigations training where this tool is helpful.

The services offered and experience provided by consultants engaged by IHC are constantly being refreshed and expanded. We are able to work with clients on an individual basis in order to offer design services which will fill a need in your organization. For a summary of our more frequently requested consultations, please select one of our SERVICES in the margin to your left or on our opening web page. For special services and other inquiries, please contact IHC at 770-926-0062, or by facsimile 770-926-0437.