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Occupational Health Clinic

Occupational Health Clinic in Sterling Heights, and Dearborn, MI

Work-related illnesses and injuries may harm you and your productivity level at work. Come to Specialty Medical Center to get comprehensive diagnosis and treatment from board-certified physicians. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Sterling Heights, MI and Dearborn, MI.

Occupational Health Clinic Near Me in Sterling Heights, MI and Dearborn, MI
Occupational Health Clinic Near Me in Sterling Heights, MI and Dearborn, MI

Table of Contents:

What is an occupational health clinic?
What is an occupational health doctor?
What do occupational health doctors ask you?
What happens at an occupational health assessment?
Is occupational medicine primary care?
Why would my employer refer me to an occupational health specialist?
Can an occupational health specialist help with stress?

What is an occupational health clinic?

Occupational health is a specialist branch of medicine that focuses on the physical and mental well-being of employees within the workplace. The aim of occupational health is to stop work-related illness and injury. Occupational health monitors the health of the workforce. Occupational health’s primary purpose is to support the management of sickness absence of employees in the workplace.

What is an occupational health doctor?

Occupational medicine (also referred to as “occupational health”) is concentrated on the treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses. Physicians trained in occupational medicine diagnose and treat work-related injuries far more effectively than most primary medical care physicians. Occupational medicine physicians keep informed and current on federal and state regulations for workforce health and safety, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and 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 in the workplace.

What do occupational health doctors ask you?

At Specialty Medical Center, your occupational health doctor might ask you about your health, any treatment you’re having, and any concerns you have about returning to work. Here are some of the questions that will be asked in assessing your ability to return to the workplace:

• Is this employee medically fit to work in this role?
• When, if absent, are they likely to be able to return to work?
• Is a phased return recommended?
• Is a review appointment recommended?
• Is the employee’s condition covered by the disability provisions of the Equality Act (2010)?
• Are any adjustments needed to help the employee in their work?
• Are there any restrictions on what the employee can do in their role?
• Is the employee receiving the appropriate medical care and support?
• Should the employee be considered for ill-health retirement?
• Is the employee’s illness caused or exacerbated by their work?
• If the employee is taking medication, is it likely to impair their ability to do their job safely and effectively?

What happens at an occupational health assessment?

An occupational health assessment may be a checkup performed by an occupational health physician. Its main goal is to advise employers on the employee’s health and make smart recommendations on what possible adjustments might be considered to make sure of a safe/healthy working environment for that employee.

Is occupational medicine primary care?

Occupational medicine (also referred to as “occupational health”) is concentrated on the treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses. Physicians trained in occupational medicine diagnose and effectively treat work-related injuries better than most medical care physicians. The reason they can diagnose so effectively is because they receive specialized training in this specific study area of medicine. Their specialized training is the reason why they handle return-to-work situations over a primary medical care physician.

Why would my employer refer me to an occupational health specialist?

The main reason for referring an employee to an occupational health specialist is to assist a manager in resolving a situation with an employee and an employer. An occupational medicine doctor will assess where an employee’s health could be affecting their fitness to hold out their job. They will also assess if the employee’s job could also be adversely affecting the employee’s health. Your occupational medicine doctor at Specialty Medical Center will be sure to evaluate both sides of the spectrum in helping you safely return to work.

Can an occupational health specialist help with stress?

Occupational health specialists can assess and advise you about the specific measures that can be taken to help relieve and manage your symptoms at work. With your consent, your Specialty Medical Center occupational medicine doctor can also discuss short and long-run measures of support together with your manager, to assist in alleviating your stress. Our goal is to work with you and your employer to ensure a healthy workplace environment.

We provide medicine that focuses on the physical and mental well-being of employees in the workplace. We prevent work-related illness and injury by monitoring the health of the workforce and supporting the management of sickness absence. Our skilled and professional doctors and medical staff provide care for all ages, genders, and races in monitoring the physical and mental well-being of employees in the workplace. We serve patients from Sterling Heights MI, Dearborn MI, Detroit MI, Birmingham MI, Allen Park MI, Warren MI, and BEYOND!

Specialty Medical Center in Michigan

Dearborn, MI

Sterling Heights, MI

  • 5456 15 Mile Rd #101, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
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