Nelson Hendler, MD, MS, Mensana Clinic Diagnostics, A DotCom Magazine Interview

    About Nelson Hendler and Mensana Clinic Diagnostics:

    Dr Hendler has a BA from Princeton University, cum laude in psychology, He also played varsity lacrosse. He then received an MD and a Masters of Science in Neurophysiology from University of Maryland, School of Medicine. He did his residency training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Neurosurgery. In 1978, he started Mensana Clinic which was listed in Business Week as one of the eight best pain treatment centers in the United States. He has published 4 books, 33 medical textbook chapters, and 71 articles in medical journals. He was elected president of the American Academy of Pain Management, & president of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of America. He has served on non-profit boards, including the Baltimore Zoo, Baltimore Technion,(chairman), & the Princeton Alumni Association of Maryland (President). He has testified before the US Senate on medical issues, for Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator Howard Metzenbaum, and Senator Barbara Mikulski. He has also served on the board of directors of two multi-billion dollar public companies, Columbia Bank, and Lifeco, a holding company which owned a life insurance company & a broker-dealer.

    Dr. Hendler developed two tests to control workers compensation, and auto accident costs for self insured companies, TPAs, reinsurance companies, nurse case managers, plaintiff & defense attorneys., for B2B tests in English & Spanish, and has the Pain Validity Test and Pain Diagnostic Paradigm, and Headache Diagnostic Test, using methods which save self-insured companies 54% on their workers’ compensation costs. is for litigation cases for trial attorneys and physicians treating post-traumatic injuries, increasing their income 40% or more. offers all three tests to private consumers, as well as physicians, and trial attorneys, which help misdiagnosed patients get an accurate diagnosis, and proper testing and treatment.

    One Internet test identifies claimants who are faking their workers compensation or auto accident claims, with 85% accuracy. The other test provides proper diagnosis for chronic pain patients, who are misdiagnosed 40%-80% of the time. Using the tests have resulted in documented cost savings between $20,000 to $175,000, with 89% reduction in narcotic use, 45% reduction in doctor visits, and increase return to work rates.The test is now used by the largest pre-employment testing company in the US, which does 100,000 tests a year.