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3 Benefits of Occupational Medicine

3 Benefits of Occupational Medicine

As a leading primary care practice in Greensboro, North Carolina, Triad Primary Care offers state-of-the-art medical treatment for women and men who are injured on the job. That includes onsite treatment as well as referrals to therapists and other specialists who can help you feel better.

In addition to treating injuries, our team also provides other essential occupation-related medical services to help employees from all sorts of occupations. Here are three ways our occupational medicine services can help you.

1. Get screened for work

The job market may be hot right now, but that doesn’t mean you can just waltz right into your new job once the initial interview is over. Many employers require physical exams prior to beginning a new job, and some employers require physical exams on a regular basis in order to ensure you remain fit and able for your job-related duties.

Our team provides workplace physicals for new hires and existing employees. We also offer drug testing for employers who require one-time or ongoing screening.

2. Get ready for the road

More than 3.5 million people drive commercial trucks in the United States, and many other women and men drive other types of commercial vehicles professionally. Not everyone can drive a commercial vehicle — you need a special license. And in order to obtain that license, you need to have a special type of medical exam that’s required by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

A DOT physical isn’t like a “regular” annual physical exam. DOT physicals evaluate your health and wellness in terms of the demands of your job. The evaluation includes things like your heart health, blood pressure, and vision health, along with other evaluations to ensure you’re fit for your work and ready to handle the requirements of commercial driving.

In addition to an initial exam when you first obtain your CDL, you need periodic exams as long as you drive a commercial vehicle. Our team also completes medical paperwork required by the DOT, helping to expedite the licensing process.

3. Get compensated for your injuries

Seeing an occupational medicine specialist is very important if you’ve been injured on the job. Not only does our team offer treatment focused on your specific type of job-related injuries, but our doctors are also skilled in evaluations necessary for workers’ compensation claims.

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance designed specifically for employees who are injured on the job or in the course of their work duties, regardless of where the injury occurs. That means that even if you’re injured while working offsite, workers’ compensation can still cover the costs of your medical care to help you get better.

Workers’ compensation also pays for other expenses related to your injury, including lost wages. But in order to claim those important benefits, you need to have a medical evaluation by a trained provider.

Our team offers evaluations required by the workers’ compensation process, and we also complete all the forms associated with the medical part of your claim. That means you can feel confident that your claim will be processed in a timely manner, so you can avoid significant financial shortfalls.

Make us part of your wellness team

At Traid Primary Care, our team is dedicated to providing the most advanced medical care and services our patients need to stay healthy and stay on top of every aspect of their lives. To learn more about our occupational medicine services, call 336-800-8958 or book an appointment online with Triad Primary Care today.

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