Occupational medicine is focused on the treatment on the work-related injuries and illnesses. Physicians trained in occupational medicine diagnose and treat work-related injuries much more effectively than most primary care physicians. They’re up to date on federal and state regulations for workforce health and safety, including occupational safety and health administration OSHA, Department of Transportation DOT, so they can make the best treatment plans and perform regulatory examinations. Occupational medicine physicians often work directly with employers to keep business running and employees safe and healthy on the job.
TEST AND SCREENS
Health test and screenings help employers create a safer, more productive work environment. Various test provides an employer with important information about their employees’ health. Most test and screens are fast, easy and convenient to help streamline an employer’s pre-hire and post-hire processes. We perform a wide range of tests, including audiograms and pulmonary function testing, e-screen and various partner-labs, medical surveillance and evaluation services. Our tests and screenings cover three main categories: Drug Testing, Medical Surveillance and preventive Screenings.
After a work-related injury, we will provide to your injured worker with the medical care and return-to-work program they need to ensure a safe recovery. Temple Medical Center has been treating work-related injuries for over 50 years. We work with employers to make it easy for you and your employees to navigate the workers’ compensation process with minimal business interruption.
Our physicians treat injured employees, helping them get back on the job as soon as it’s safe. They teach employees about the benefits of returning to work and talk with them about psychological and social challenges that may be delaying recovery. This speed up recovery and makes employees more likely to complete their treatment plans- reducing medically unnecessary disabilities and overall lost duty days.
URGENT CARE 24
Urgent care is ideal for those common conditions that employees may suffer but are not necessarily work-related. We are open 24 hours-seven days a week, 365 days a year. We offer prompt care for many medical conditions. All urgent care needs Lacerations, injuries, Illnesses and minor surgeries.
Whether it’s an annual flu shot or a travel-required vaccine, our vaccination services can help keep your workforce safe and healthy with a wide range of vaccines. Our services adhere to the best practices and guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other regulatory agencies. Even as adults, employees should stay up to date on vaccines. Whether they need a flu shot, school or job specific vaccination, travels shots like yellow fever, vaccinations required as part of the immigration exam process, or other immunizations, we have you covered.
Physical therapy uses body mechanics to restore a person’s functional capacity to lift, carry, climb, and perform all of the movements required on the job. Our physical therapists don’t just treat immediate work injury. They motivate and educate employees on how to prevent injuries and re-injury. Our function-based alternative to the pain scale achieve return to work in significantly fewer visits than the national average.
Physical Therapy (PT) helps employees return to work and life quickly and safely. Our comprehensive, high-touch approach leads the industry in manual therapy, mobility progression, and ongoing patient treatment. we help workers return to function sooner and reduce the risk of re-injury. The result is a comprehensive therapy practice that helps you save time and money. We handle scheduling, insurance, and other time-consuming tasks so patients can focus on getting better. We emphasize a hands-on approach that minimizes office visits and saves on costs, while still monitoring recovery. Our therapists work closely with the referring physician—an approach proven to result in fast, effective outcomes.
Employee physicals are designed to keep workers safe and healthy on the job. Many jobs require employers to ensure their employees are compliant with exams to improve workforce safety. Some of these, like commercial truck driving, are regulated by government agencies to protect both the driver and the public. To provide employers with the most current exam standards, we work with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH).
We provide employers with many types of employee physicals, making it easy for businesses to stay compliant with state and national regulations. These include the Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) physicals, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) physicals.
We also offer general wellness exams and job safety physicals to keep your employees safer, healthier, and more productive at work and home. We provide a wide variety of physicals, including:
- Respirator questionnaire
- Respirator physicals
- PHA physicals
- Firefighter/police physicals
- Job-specific functional tests
- Pre-employment physicals
- Immigration physicals
- ROTC military physicals
DOT AND NON-DOT PHYSICALS
Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to receive regular physical examinations under the Department of Transportation. DOT physicals are highly regulated for the drivers’ safety and are designed to detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can affect a driver’s ability to safely drive a commercial vehicle. Our DOT medical examiners are specially trained to understand the regulations and prevent drivers from being inappropriately disqualified.
Employers cannot have drivers out on the road without a valid DOT card. That means that you can’t legally do business unless your CMV driver is cleared for the road. Because of this, DOT physicals are a must-have if you’re a commercial driver or employ commercial drivers. They help ensure your drivers will be safe on the road, and compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
We also provide several DOT-related services to keep employers and their drivers safe and compliant. This includes:
- DOT Drug Testing: DOT drug screenings test for the presence of illegal drugs, alcohol, and other substances, helping to create a safer work environment.
- Sleep Evaluation Program: objectively and consistently evaluates drivers who are at a risk of a collision due to excessive sleepiness.
- Drug Consortium Services: Anyone designated in DOT regulations as a “safety-sensitive” employee is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing. A safety-sensitive employee is someone who holds a job that can impact both their own safety and the safety of the public, including employees in the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Federal Railroad Administration.
ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST ON-SITE
Our injury care services are designed to deliver rapid, sustainable recovery; however, some work-related injuries require specialized care to ensure the injured worker can promptly return to normal work and life activities without any relapse. For complex injury cases, we have a network of highly skilled orthopedic and specialists in the occupational medicine.