Life care planners come from different walks of life and are trained in different schools of thought. While the end result is becoming a certified life care planner from the International Commission On Health Care Certification (ICHCC), their credentials and experience will allow or disallow them to opine on certain topics throughout the life care plan they produce.

Doctor life care planners practice under their respected scope of practice and can therefore opine on many aspects of future care of the patient after performing an examination on the client as well as reviewing the medical records. This allows the doctor life care planner to give opinions on not only their current care, future care, and future costs, but also how those three elements coexist with the client’s impairments and disabilities and how these will essentially affect their clients life.

A doctor life care planner can help to streamline the damages report process and improve the likelihood of a settlement being procured in mediation as opposed to trial.