9147 E. Caribbean Lane, Scottsdale AZ 85260 — 480-391-9035 — ronleebove@hotmail.com

Why Choose Ronald Leebove?

I have a strong compassion for helping the patient and their respective family during the initial crisis period and beyond. Focus is always placed on meeting the medical needs for every patient while at the same time making sure that there is a family support system in place.

Vocational Rehabilitation decision-making and the implementation of an employment plan are always based on a forensic analysis that includes a total understanding of the patient’s medical history, treatment needs and limitations/restrictions.

A further analysis includes, but is not limited to education, employment history, personality traits, employment potential, reasonable access to the labor market, and loss of earnings/earning capacity.

Why is Ronald different?

Ronald is an important part of the rehabilitation process.

  • Detail oriented regarding forensic analysis of patients

  • Attends the patient’s medical appointments

  • Coordinates medical care

  • Attends defense medical evaluations (DME) with the patient

  • Emphasis on a team approach to patient care


About Ronald Leebove

CERTIFIED REHABILITATION SPECIALIST
Ronald Leebove, CRC, LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona


Vocational Assessment/Evaluation includes the following:

  • Application and use of medical terminology in regard to medical diagnosis, treatment, and limitations/restrictions associated with disabilities
  • Case management and/or referral of patients to medical professionals
  • Vocational evaluation skills and techniques utilized to identify the maximum potential of a disabled or non-disabled individual to engage in activities of daily living and/or employment
  • Effective use of vocational testing, labor market research, transferable skills analyses, vocational counseling and job analyses to render expert opinions pertaining to vocational/employment potential, loss of earnings and earning capacity
  • Vocational rehabilitation analyses of applicants applying for ERISA/private long-term disability benefits
  • Vocational rehabilitation analyses of applicants applying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Family Law – Spousal Maintenance ARS Section 25-319, vocational assessment/evaluation, ability to work, vocational and employment potential, training and earning capacity
  • Experienced and powerful expert witness testimony – personal injury, medical negligence and family law cases

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist/Evaluator

Education

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • Diplomat, American Board of Forensic Counselors (DABFC)
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan B.A. In Social Work

Special Honors

  • Delegate to the First Annual National White House Conference on Employment of the Handicapped
  • Testimony for the US Senate Finance Committee- Sep. 28, 2010

Mission Statement

As a Rehabilitation Specialist in private practice for over 25 years, my goals for serving the needs of traumatic brain injury and/or other catastrophic injury patients is to identify issues that impact the quality of their life. More specifically, how best I am able to assist the patient with recovery from a devastating injury or illness.

Vocational Rehabilitation Research clearly indicates that the onset of disability during teenage years or during adult life will have a greater impact on the individual and family compared to being born with a birth defect or a medical condition with limitations.

I have a strong compassion for helping the patient and their respective family during the initial crisis period and beyond. Focus is always placed on meeting the medical needs for every patient while at the same time making sure that there is a family support system in place.

A multidisciplinary team approach is always necessary with respect to catastrophic injury patients. I am relentless in pursuing the very best medical care for them. There is a bonding and support system initiated and ongoing from the very first day that I have contact with the patient and the family.

As is the case with most catastrophic injury patients, I will consult and refer them to various medical specialists to obtain information regarding diagnosis, prognosis, treatment needs, and limitations/restrictions. Ultimately, the medical assessment/evaluation is completed or remains ongoing and evolves into setting goals with respect to independent living and, if applicable, employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation decision-making and the implementation of an employment plan are always based on a forensic analysis that includes a total understanding of the patient’s medical history, treatment needs and limitations/restrictions.

A further analysis includes, but is not limited to, employment history, personality traits, employment potential, reasonable access to the labor market, and earning capacity.

I take my job responsibilities seriously and understand that my decision-making can and will have a profound impact on the patient’s life now and in the future. I always try to promote a positive environment for the patient and the family even though their lives have forever been changed.