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Film Premier “Decreasing Workers’ Comp Costs and Improving Outcomes”
From left to right are attorney Suzanne Honor-Vangerov; Anne Horelly, attorney with the California Division of Workers’ Compensation; Dr. Tomer Anbar, Director of the Global Pain Institute; and John Riggs, manager of The Disneyland Resort recognized for their contributions to improving the work comp system. All four were featured in the film which premiered at the Disneyland venue: “Decreasing Workers’ Comp Costs and Improving Outcomes”.
Anbar, a Catalyst for Change in Workers’ Compensation
Of Dr. Anbar’s seminal contributions to the California Workers’ Compensation system, Ms. Baker comments that, “since 2002, Dr. Anbar has been a major catalyst in the California workers’ compensation system bringing attention to the epidemic of chronic pain, delayed recovery and introducing evidence-based biopsychosocial solutions to reversing chronic pain syndromes, delayed recovery and the overall costs of claims.”
Rosa Moran, Administrative Director of the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) on the right, is pictured here with Christine Baker, left, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, and Dr. Tomer Anbar, center, Chief Clinical Advisor to the Employers’ Fraud Task Force.
Dr. Anbar discusses the increase of Stress and Chronic Pain during the holiday season
Dr. Anbar, founder and former Director of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at Scripps Health discusses the interdisciplinary treatment of delayed recovery.