By Brooke Marshall | Hospital News.
At Crisp Regional we are committed to helping you live your healthiest, most pain-free life. Getting injured while working can make it extremely difficult to resume your normal life. The doctors at our occupational medicine facility
specialize in treating work-related injuries and will work hard to get you back to living a pain-free life.
You may be wondering why you should go to an occupational medicine facility instead of just your regular doctor. There are several reasons why an occupation medicine facility is often the best option for people who have been injured on the job.
1. You’ll be seen sooner.
While you may initially think of an emergency room
or urgent care facility
as more convenient, these places tend to have longer wait times since they treat everything from broken bones to fevers. An occupational medicine facility is meant to specifically treat patients who were injured while working, meaning fewer people will be waiting to be seen.
2. You’ll receive specialized care.
There are specific needs that come with being injured on the job, and the staff at our occupational medicine facility will be able to address those needs in a way that wouldn’t be possible at an emergency room or urgent care facility.
For example, we know that returning to work quickly will be a main priority for you, and so it is a priority for the team at the occupational medicine facility as well. You will be cared for by physicians
who specialize in occupational injuries and are able to diagnose quickly and accurately so that you can receive treatment and return to normal activities as soon as possible.
3. It is convenient.
Since the Crisp Regionals occupational medicine facility is part of Crisp Regional Hospital, you will have convenient access to Crisp Regional’s other services, such as physical therapy
In addition to assisting you with occupational related injuries, the occupational medicine facility at Crisp Regional is ready to help with other occupational medicine services such as
- Pre-employment exams and employment physicals
- Health screenings
- Drug and alcohol screenings
- Respiratory clearance/certification questionnaires
- Vaccinations and/or screenings (Influenza, tuberculosis, PPD, tetanus)
- Vision screenings
- Return-to-work evaluations
- Certified DOT medical exams
It is always important to make sure you receive the best care for your specific needs. Crisp Regional’s occupational medicine facility is here to make sure you receive the specialized care you need, so that you can resume your everyday activities and healthy lifestyle as soon as possible.