Occupational Medicine

BMG Occupational Medicine

Workplace injuries happen. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries that resulted in days away from work was 117 for every 10,000 full-time employees in the year 2011. On average, nonfatal occupational injuries resulted in about eight days away from work during that same year.

When injuries while on-the-job happen, physicians specializing in occupational medicine are standing by to help. This branch of medicine deals primarily with the prevention and treatment of job-related injuries and illnesses. It also emphasizes environmental issues associated with work products and processes. Physicians in this specialty area maintain a close relationship with government departments and other agencies concerned with worker health and safety.

What Do BMG Occupational Medicine Physicians Do?

The occupational medicine physicians at BMG coordinate health care to help ensure a safe, healthy working environment for employees across the Mid-South. These specialists seek to diagnose and treat occupational disease and injury through both occupational and environmental exposures.

Not only do BMG occupational medicine physicians help manage illnesses, injuries or disabilities related to the workplace, but they also focus on preventive medicine and the protection of workers in their employment from risks that could lead to injury or disease.

Services provided by BMG occupational medicine physicians include:

  • DOT physicals
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Hazmat physicals
  • Basic physicals
  • Respiratory fit test
  • Breath alcohol testing and confirmation
  • Hair collections
  • Corporate flu and hepatitis B vaccines
  • Evaluation of injuries

Types of Conditions Treated

When a patient sees a BMG physician who specializes in occupational medicine, they may be dealing with one of the following health problems:

  • Back injuries
  • Pulmonary injuries
  • Lung cancer and mesothelioma
  • Lead poisoning
  • Asthma
  • Silicosis
  • Skin disorders
  • Carpal tunnel
  • And more

To learn more about the occupational medicine specialty among Baptist doctors, visit the Baptist Memorial Health Care website.

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