The workers’ compensation community lost one of the most authoritative and fairest rating physicians on November 30, 2013. Richard Kudrewicz, M.D. , or Dr. K, as most of us called him, performed about ten times as many permanent partial disability evaluations on Nevada injured workers as most of the rating physicians on the DIR’s rotating list. Because adjusters and attorneys can agree on who to use for a rating physician, he was often agreed upon by both claimants’ attorneys and defense attorneys to do a second or third rating in contested cases. He was extremely knowledgeable about the AMA Guides, was always respectful to injured workers, and whether you agreed with his conclusions or not, you knew that you were getting his honest opinion regardless of who the parties were that were involved. In addition to his integrity, he had a great sense of humor. My condolences to his wonderful family. This is a terrible loss for injured workers, too.