Dr. Mark Writes

In addition to his numerous peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Hyman is a chapter author and editor for the American Medical Association. His works include the following books:


AMA Guides to Navigating Disability Benefit Systems: Essentials for the Health Care Professional

This book is for front-line health care professionals who do not have specialized training in evaluating patients with regard to work capacity, but who often find themselves facing patients who believe they are unable to work because of a health condition.

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work

This book was written to help fellow physicians think through helping patients with return-to-work decisions when persisting symptoms and problems from illness or injury make work difficult.

AMA Guides to Disease and Injury Causation

A source to provide a medically reasonable explanation of apportionment designed to assist physicians, healthcare providers, ancillary services, legal and legislative agencies in determining individual causation for injury and work-related conditions using an evidence-based approach.

AMA Guides to Functional Capacity Evaluations

The AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability provides a practical approach to functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) in relation to assessing a patients physical ability to perform work-related and non-work-related activities of daily living (ADLs) and making a distinction between impairment and disability.

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition

The Guides Sixth is the latest standard in medical impairment rating, emphasizing the fundamental skills physicians need to evaluate and communicate patient impairments. Determine a grade within an impairment class using functionally based histories, physical findings and broadly accepted objective clinical test results.

Medical Disability Advisor, Seventh Edition

The Medical Disability Advisor, Seventh Edition, was written precisely for this purpose: getting disabled employees back to work in good health and on time. This reference work quickly emerged as the industry standard. Today, thousands of human resource professionals, insurance companies, doctors and nurses use its helpful guidelines and duration timetables.

Atul Gawande Being Mortal

Atul Gawande Being Mortal

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.