What is Occupational Medicine?
Occupational Medicine is a subspecialty of preventive medicine, with a concentration on the treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses. Physicians with a focus in Occupational Medicine diagnose and treat work-related injuries more effectively than primary care physicians. Work-related injuries can be very complex due to federal and state regulations for workforce health and safety set by; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is important to have a communicative occupational health program for your company that leads to more productivity, fewer injuries, and less time lost. Other services included in occupational medicine are drug screens, physicals, and blood testing.
Benefits of Working with A&C Urgent Care
Work injury treatment
If an employee gets hurt at work A&C Urgent Care is here to help. With our experienced medical staff and services in-house we can define an injury efficiently preventing prolonged treatments. Our goal is to get your employee back to work as soon as possible and to eliminate the need for an employee to go to the emergency room. With our services in-house we avoid the need of outsourcing, saving our partners time and money.
Our occupational clinic offers these services in house:
- Back to work program
- Drug Screening
- Lab Testing
- MRI and X-Ray
- Pre-employment Physical
- Physical Therapy
- Surgery Center
- Occupational Telemedicine
Occupational Telemedicine allows for a doctor to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients from an electronic device. This platform allows one of our trusted doctors to see an employee to treat minor, work-related injuries and illnesses.
How Does Occupational Telemedicine work?
- When an employee is injured at work, the employer can call the clinic to be directed or fill out an Authorization form on our website and have employee fill out a request for an Occupational Telemed Visit.
- The employee will need to fill out a Telemed Patient Form.
- Once completed, one our medical coordinators will connect your employee to a physician by video, or online using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- As the injured worker progresses, they can schedule convenient follow-up visits while at work, home, or traveling, improving outcomes and getting back to work faster.
- After each visit our provider will send a work status to the employers allowing them to make modified work-duty if needed.
If your employee needs to see a doctor, A&C Urgent Care is ready to help. If a work injury needs further evaluation the doctor will refer the employee to our facility for further treatment.
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Our doctors are ready to help even for cases that need specialty care. When choosing an occupational clinic, it's especially important to choose one that offers all the necessary services under one roof. This helps minimize costs and time loss for employers.
Our specialties include:
An Orthopedic specialist is the most outsourced specialist in Occupational Medicine because most work injuries are musculoskeletal related. Your employee no longer has to wait at the ER only to be referred to an orthopedic doctor at a different location to continue treatment. Our board-certified orthopedic specialists can provide same day care and even same day surgery if your injury requires it.
Our goal at A&C Urgent Care is to prevent future problems for our business partners. Often times, one problem can be a reopened workers compensation case caused by an injury healing improperly. Physical therapy is care that aims to ease pain and help functionality, mobility, and promoting overall healing. You may need it to relieve pain, improve movement or ability, and to prevent or recover from a work injury. Physical Therapy is a crucial part at times and can be the deciding factor on how effective recovery is.
Acupuncture uses small, very thin, sharp needles. These needles are applied to different parts of the body to treat pain and various physical and mental diseases. Acupuncture is used to treat various conditions from anxiety and stress to pain and injuries. Some common things that can be treated by acupuncture are neck and back pain, migraines, stress and anxiety.
Physical exams are used as part of the hiring process to assess if the applicant is physically able to perform the job duties required for the position. Physicals are especially important to protect both, the employee and the company, against work-related injuries. An employee that is not in good physical condition may not be the best candidate for a physically demanding job. This can be identified after a physical exam has been done.
physicals we offer;
- Pre-employment Physical
- DOT/ FAA Physical
- Functional Capacity Test/ Lift Tests
- Return to Work Evaluation
- PFT- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Audiogram Testing
A&C Urgent Care offers many options when it comes to drug testing. We work with many labs including Pactox, Quest, Alere, and Medtox. As a certified MRO, we can provide results to you immediately after testing or we can send the sample out to the lab of your choice.
A&C Urgent Care provides the drug testing services:
- Rapid Drug Screens
- Probable cause and Random drug tests.
A big component of occupational medicine includes keeping employees healthy while they work in contaminated work environments. Certain industries have a higher risk of being exposed to hazardous materials or "hazmat" such as asbestos and lead. It is important to test for these things if you are potentially exposed to prevent health problems. A&C Urgent Care provides lab work testing services for a wide range of hazardous materials including blood lead and ZPP.
Industries effected by hazardous materials:
Regarding on-site testing, employees in these industries get exposed to various substances/chemicals. As a result, continuous tests are required for your employees. Our mobile clinic can provide services such as blood draws, TB tests, flu shots, and more. For more information give us a call at (714)634-4884.
Common Injuries in the Workplace
- Stomach ache*
- Back pain*
- Knee pain*
- Hip pain*
- Shoulder pain*
- Wrist pain*
- Ankle Sprain
- Broken bone
- Workers' Compensation
- Work Related Injuries
- Fever or flu-like symptoms*
- Rash or other skin irritations*
- Ear & eye irritation, breathing treatments
- Hep B, MMR, Varicella Vaccines/ Titers
- Urinary tract infection*
- Occupational Injuries
- Bites, burns, sunburns*
- Casts, splints, lacerations, suture removal
- Sport injuries
- Joint & ligament sprain/strain
- Occupational Telemedicine follow ups
*Can be treated using Occupational Telemedicine.
For more information give us a call at (714)634-4884
or click on this link Occupational Telemedicine
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