Golden Triangle Emergency Centers is committed to providing the next level of care and service to our patients. An important part of that is treating people in accordance with the entire context of their lives and situations, including their occupational lives. To do this we provide around the clock care for occupational injuries.
What Is Occupational Medicine?
Occupational Medicine, Occ-Med for short, is a branch of medicine that is active in the discipline of occupational health. It aims to ensure that people are safe and healthy at work and in a physical condition that is safe and suitable for the job. It also ensures that first aid services at the worksite are effective and in accordance with medical standards. It allows for a shared decision making approach that takes the entire context into account and focuses on the well being of the patient throughout the process.
The Benefits of Occupational Medicine
People’s occupations are their livelihoods, supplying a stream of income that provides for their families and makes their ways of life possible. It is thus crucial that sick or injured people be restored to a safe, healthy condition that will allow them to return to work with minimal disruption and that will not interfere with their long-term ability to perform the duties of job. Occupational medicine helps reduce the number of sick days a patient needs to take and gets them back on the job more quickly. This in turn also helps minimize disruption at jobsites and provides a great benefit to both patients and their employers. Meanwhile doctors and medical staff benefit by having access to a fuller picture of their patient’s life. They are able to come up with treatment strategies that are most effective and suitable for the particular patient and they can be sure that once the patient return to work his or her health will continue to be a top priority. This also helps decrease OSHA reportable and recordable events and results in greater productivity once the employee returns to work.<
GTEC’s Emergency Occ-Med Program
GTEC’s ER physicians will consult with Occ-Med provider and thoroughly discuss treatment options to arrive at the best choice for the patient. The Occ-Med providers will also provide case management that includes calling plants and work facilities and coming up with a plan of care designed to ensure the safety and well-being of patient. Our care for occupational injuries will provide greater peace of mind for the patient and allow them to focus on resting and getting better, comfortable in the knowledge that their workplace is already in the loop and that their health is the top priority.
GTEC provides concierge level care that takes the full needs of that patient into consideration. We realize that in the Golden Triangle region many people have important, physically demanding jobs and that they need to be in their best condition to perform them. By providing our patients with 24/7 emergency care for occupational injuries we are confident that they will get the medical care they need to continue to excel at work and in their personal lives.