Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine Specialist
Any aspect of treatment or prevention of workplace injury and illness comes under the umbrella of occupational medicine. Dr. F. Mark Paz and the team at Occupational Medicine of the Rockies in Golden, Colorado, specialize in workplace medical issues, ranging from urgent care treatment of on-the-job injuries to ergonomic analysis and preventive planning. Whether you’re an employer or employee with occupational health concerns, call or schedule your appointment online today to learn how Occupational Medicine of the Rockies can help you.

Occupational Medicine Q & A

Occupational Medicine of the Rockies

What is occupational medicine?

While any general practitioner may provide similar treatment and advice, occupational medicine specialists typically direct their practices toward the particular demands of workplace issues. The occupational medicine provider stays current with federal and state regulations for workplace health and safety, including those of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Transportation, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Occupational medicine practices often partner directly with employers to provide specialized care that’s geared to their employees. The unique demands of that business become familiar to the medical provider, advancing effective treatment plans and customized care when injuries or illnesses occur.

What are some of the benefits of using an occupational medicine expert?

Having a dedicated health partner working alongside an employer often leads to greater engagement of both employers and employees. An employer partnership demonstrates a commitment beyond lip service to workplace health and safety. Employers may be more likely to act on health and safety issues when their medical partner identifies connections between current practices and lost time.

Providing clear routes of care may improve employee engagement, including completion of custom-designed treatment plans and medical follow-up. The specialized knowledge of workplace health and wellness employees get from the team at Occupational Medicine of the Rockies may speed treatment, leading to faster recovery.

Preventing workplace injury and illness is the most affordable course of action for everyone in the health and safety chain. This may be done through ergonomic assessments, workplace drug and alcohol testing, and even through workplace flu vaccination programs.

What services do occupational medicine clinics offer?

Common services include:

  • Completion of worker’s compensation claims forms
  • Drug and alcohol screening, for new employment or after an incident or violation
  • EKGs
  • Follow-up care for injuries and illnesses
  • Employment health screening
  • Injury care, such as for lacerations, crush accidents, burns, and similar events
  • Post-accident treatment, screening, or testing

While you could get many of the services available through Occupational Medicine of the Rockies through general medical caregivers, you may not have the assurance that other providers understand the context and regulations surrounding these services from a workplace perspective.

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