Incorporating Occupational Health Services into Urgent Care Clinics
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded April 28, 2015
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Describe the barriers to providing occupational health services in Urgent Care Centers
- Recognize the importance of the patient’s history regarding the mechanism of injury
- Realize the implications of treatment interventions in the workplace
- Recognize the importance of the work status reports that are returned to employers
- Gain awareness regarding other ancillary services required when offering work injury care such as drug and alcohol testing.
Don Herip, MD, MPH, FACOEM
In October 2014 Dr. Herip assumed his present position as the Medical Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health at The Baptist Medical Group in Pensacola, FL. Previously Dr. Herip served in the US Navy and retired in 2004 to assume a position as the Medical Director of Corporate Health Services at Palomar Health in San Diego, CA. Training His previous residency training in Occupational Medicine and Preventive Medicine was obtained at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. His Family Medicine residency was completed at The Naval Hospital in Pensacola, FL. Board certifications: Occupational Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Family Practice Presentations He has delivered numerous presentations and authored several publications regarding work injuries and illness. Some of his special interests include reducing workers compensation costs, health promotion and wellness, drug screening, travel medicine, and infectious diseases. Regarding worker’s compensation care he believes that returning employees to work in a modified duty capacity is better than placing an employee in temporary total disability. When modified duty is recommended specific work restrictions will be communicated to the employer to assure that the affected body part is not at risk for further injury.
Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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