Dr. John P. Obermiller is president and medical director of Medical Equation Inc. based in Austin, Texas. He co-founded the company in 1996 as one of the first utilization management services companies in the country, and he has served as a medical director since the company’s inception. Dr. Obermiller, his partners and his co-medical directors, Dr. Brian C. Buck and Dr. Peter M. Garcia, form the Medical Equation leadership team, supervising over 50 doctors who represent more than 30 specialties.
Dr. Obermiller is board-certified with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a fellow of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He co-founded Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates in 1986 in Austin. A practicing physician for more than 25 years, he maintains a private practice in Austin and is a medical staff member at several Austin-area hospitals.
Dr. Obermiller is a Texas Division of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation Designated Doctor and has held that designation since 1993. With over 25 years in the workers’ compensation and liability claims field, he is a leading expert in compensability evaluation based on the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG). Dr. Obermiller provides expert testimony for contested case hearings and is a sought-after speaker and lecturer. He regularly conducts Texas Department of Insurance certified continuing education courses, which cover an array of utilization review topics.
He is licensed in the states of California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps as an airborne C-130 transport navigator, Dr. Obermiller received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in geology from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his doctorate in medicine from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Obermiller is an avid outdoorsman and hunting enthusiast.