What Does ICBC Pay the Doctors They Hire?

The numbers underestimate the amount of defence work a doctor does

Each year, ICBC releases financial information to the public on their website, www.ICBC.com.  One of the hidden gems is called “The Amount Paid to Suppliers for Goods and Services”. The document can be found on the www.ICBC.com website using the search function searching for financial statements.  Basically, that document shows how much ICBC is paying their defence doctors each year.

The numbers underestimate the amount of defence work a doctor does because the work done for other insurance companies or directly through defence lawyers does not make its way into these figures.  Therefore, when you look at the below chart, the numbers represent the minimum amount of defence work that a doctor is doing. Probably, the actual defence worked done by these doctors is significantly higher than noted below. However, the numbers do give you a good idea who ICBC likes to use and which doctors you can count on to produce an expect report that is biased in favour of ICBC:

Name of Doctor Discipline   2015 2016/17 2017/18
Dr. John Arthur Orthopedic surgeon $     367,612.00 $       470,640.00 $     198,659.00
Dr. Desmond Bell Otolaryngologist $     217,520.00 $       220,306.00 $       81,136.00
Dr. Paul Bishop Orthopedic surgeon $     262,884.00 $       142,376.00 $       72,359.00
Dr Marc Boyle Orthopedic surgeon $     453,050.00 $       524,055.00 $     528,225.00
Dr. D G Connell Radiologist $     201,718.00 $       220,923.00 $     126,209.00
Dr. M. Crossman Physiatrist $     174,729.00 $       252,590.00 $     156,182.00
Dr. Eytan David Otolaryngologist $     426,620.00 $       515,237.00 $     394,985.00
Dr Dommisse Orthopedic surgeon $     176,834.00 $          43,751.00 $       26,104.00
Dr. Robert G Froh Orthopedic surgeon $     321,550.00 $       497,729.00 $     306,581.00
Dr. S. Horlick Orthopedic surgeon $     499,831.00 $    1,015,574.00 $     819,991.00
Dr. Paul Janke Psychiatrist $     124,006.00 $       189,729.00 $     137,291.00
Dr. William Koch Psychologist $     317,042.00 $       301,376.00 $     134,946.00
Dr. Peter Kokan Orthopedic surgeon $     210,000.00 $       263,313.00 $       98,850.00
Dr. D. Laidlaw Physiatrist $     226,639.00 $       462,101.00 $     354,977.00
Dr. Jordan Leith Orthopedic surgeon $       72,329.00 $       101,120.00 $       56,330.00
Dr. A. Levin Psychiatrist $     694,355.00 $       699,510.00 $     173,776.00
Dr. V. Makin Neurologist $     111,820.00 $       152,402.00 $     136,935.00
Dr. S. Maloon Orthopedic surgeon $     460,288.00 $       359,514.00 $     266,151.00
Dr. Masri Orthopedic surgeon $     353,403.00 $       594,590.00 $     392,417.00
Dr. R. McGraw Orthopedic surgeon $     409,200.00 $       579,987.00 $     361,260.00
Dr O’Shaughnessy Psychiatrist $     424,592.00 $       405,058.00 $     297,499.00
Dr. Michael Piper Orthopedic surgeon $     238,005.00 $       149,467.00 $       60,471.00
Dr. N K Reebye Physiatrist $     143,520.00 $          56,935.00 $     165,975.00
Dr. Peter Rees Neurologist $     393,566.00 $       351,087.00 $       70,970.00
Dr. W. Regan Orthopedic surgeon $     122,958.00 $       110,323.00 $       37,597.00
Dr. Kulwant Riar Psychiatrist $     170,250.00 $       328,573.00 $     335,370.00
Dr. John Russell Psychiatrist $       40,709.00 $       214,059.00 $     338,804.00
Dr J. Schweigel Orthopedic surgeon $       81,792.00 $          81,136.00 $       40,005.00
Dr. S. Semrau Psychiatrist $     401,638.00 $       443,400.00 $     346,372.00
Dr. D. Smith Psychiatrist $     469,242.00 $       730,574.00 $     548,304.00
Dr. Solomons Psychiatrist $     657,900.00 $    1,282,821.00 $     877,065.00
Dr O. Sovio Orthopedic surgeon $     465,546.00 $       581,301.00 $     314,181.00
Dr. Tessler Neurologist $     359,937.00 $       266,494.00 $       60,705.00
Dr. J P Thompson Orthopedic surgeon $     214,471.00 $       272,909.00 $       98,388.00
Dr. Ian Turnbull Orthopedic surgeon $       88,778.00 $          72,502.00 $       42,999.00
Dr. S. Wiseman Psychiatrist $     112,361.00 $       156,199.00 $     100,857.00
Dr Peter Wong Orthopedic surgeon $     244,156.00 $       351,749.00 $     332,106.00

 

At the time of writing the book, the last reporting was for 2017-2018 so head to the www.ICBC.com website for up-to-dated figures.