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Occupational Health


Occupational Health

About Occupational Health

Injuries can happen at any time and any place, even at work. AssociatesMD in Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Weston, Margate, and Dania Beach, Florida, provides occupational health services to manage work-related injuries as well as general employee health and wellness. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about occupational health at AssociatesMD.

Occupational Health Q & A

What is occupational health exactly?

Occupational health specializes in the health and safety of workers. You may spend many hours at your job, and it’s important that you remain healthy and well while at work.

Occupational health focuses on promoting the health and safety of workers, making sure they’re in a safe environment that prevents injuries and illnesses. Occupational health also treats work injuries. 

AssociatesMD is a multispecialty medical group that offers occupational health. 

I fell at work. Do I need occupational health?

Any time you injure yourself at work, you need a medical evaluation. AssociatesMD has urgent care clinics in Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines that can manage unexpected injuries and illnesses that happen at work.

Occupational health treats acute and chronic work-related injuries, as well as illnesses, such as:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Cuts
  • Back and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Exposure to germs at the workplace
  • Minor burns
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals

Early diagnosis and treatment may prevent your condition from getting worse so you can return to your usual work duties quickly and safely. 

Your provider at the urgent care clinic reviews your symptoms and asks how the injury occurred. They examine the injured body part and run diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

AssociatesMD provides on-site lab and imaging tests so you get the answers you need quickly. Once you have a diagnosis, your provider creates a treatment plan which may include time off from work, activity modifications, medication, and physical therapy.

You follow up with your provider at AssociatesMD so they can monitor your injury and make adjustments to your plan as needed.

What are other occupational health services?

Occupational health services also include pre-employment physicals, drug screenings, and general employee wellness. 

Pre-employment Physicals

A pre-employment physical ensures your new employee can handle the demands of the job. The provider at AssociatesMD may also offer recommendations to reduce the risk of work injuries.

Drug Screenings

Occupational health also does drug screenings. You may perform drug screenings during a pre-employment exam or randomly screen employees when on the job.

Employee Wellness

Taking care of your employees improves their productivity. Employee wellness may include various health programs such as vaccines, nutrition services, or weight loss.

Call AssociatesMD today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about occupational health services.