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 Professional Medical File Review Consultant

A leading independent medical examination (IME) expert of neurologic cases


About Discerning MD


Founded by Dr. Tom Banas.


Dr. Banas completed his Neurologic training at the University of Cincinnati. He has been board certified and a practicing neurologist for over 28 years. In addition, he has  a B.S./M.S. in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.


He has a vast background in Neurology with specific expertise in areas including Concussion, Spinal Cord or Nerve Injury, Stroke, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Memory Loss, Spasticity, Neurorehabilitation and Research.

At Discerning MD, Dr. Banas and his team have been trained to focus on important questions, to dissect complex medical cases, to thoroughly examine patients dealing with lingering medical issues and provide objective insight for difficult medical- legal questions.


They know that each  patient and legal issue is unique. Their goal is to treat all parties with respect and deliver quality services that exceed expectations.

As necessary, Discerning MD will confer with neuropsychologists, therapists, physicians and other legal or health specialists.

Discerning MD is ready to work for you.


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Areas of Neurological Expertise

Dr. Banas routinely reviews complex medical cases 

Commonly evaluates patients with the following diagnoses:

  • Concussion or traumatic brain injury

  • Dementia or cognitive impairment

  • Encephalitis and meningitis

  • Muscle disease/ weakness

  • Spinal cord injury with paralysis and spasticity

  • Radicular nerve pain and weakness

  • Neuropathy

  • Stroke and TIA

  • Brain tumors and pituitary disorders

  • Epilepsy

  • Headache disorders

  • Down's syndrome and congenital disorders

  • Movement disorders including Parkinson's disease

  • Neurorehabilitation

  • Dizziness and balance issues

  • Multiple sclerosis and CNS inflammatory diseases

  • Syncope

  • Neuropathic pain including trigeminal neuralgia

  • Disorders of sight, taste, smell and hearing

Additional training:

Dr. Banas has completed additional training through SEAK.

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