Occupational medicine (also known as “occupational health”) is focused on the treatment of 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), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), so they can make the best treatment plans and perform regulatory examinations. Occupational medicine physicians often work directly with employers to keep businesses running and employees safe and healthy on the job.
Benefits of Occupational Medicine
Concentra works closely with our clients to make sure you and your workers know how to use our services effectively. We schedule medical center tours for new clients, and our clinicians can visit your work site to identify the workplace conditions that may impact treatment plans and return-to-work.
A great patient experience can be the deciding factor between patient disability and recovery. At Concentra, we track our patient approval ratings via well-regarded third parties like FranklinCovey. Our clinicians and staff members are incentivized according to how well they’re rated by our patients.
Communications and reporting are essential for a successful occupational medicine program. At Concentra, we communicate patient treatment status with all key stakeholders—employer, payor, employee, and clinicians—to provide you with the information you need to keep your business running smoothly.
Quality Medical Outcomes
Our return-to-work philosophy is built upon objective insights driven by clinical expertise in occupational medicine. Patient treatment is focused on early intervention, which promotes activity and physical therapy to avoid medically unnecessary disability and get patients back to function, faster.
Proactively preventing workplace injuries, training employees how to be safe at work, and performing pre-employment testing before employees start work are all essential to workplace health. Concentra’s customized approach makes it easy to keep your employees safe and healthy on the job.
3 Ways to Drive Workplace Health
Pre-employment and pre-placement screenings - Many industries require pre-employment screenings or human performance evaluations (HPEs) before placement to reduce health and safety risks in the workplace.
Proactive avoidance of workplace injuries and illness - Injury prevention programs identify employees at risk and prevent injuries, while medical surveillance screenings help protect employees from workplace hazards.
Employee training and education - Concentra uses a hands-on consultative approach to educate employees on injury prevention in the workplace. We also provide them with job-specific development programs.