Occupational Medicine Specialist

Calvary Urgent Care

Adults and Pediatrics located in Humble, TX

Occupational medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with preventing, diagnosing, treating, and managing workplace injuries (workers’ comp). If you’ve suffered from an injury on the job, contact Calvary Urgent Care in Humble, Texas, right away, even if your injury seems minor. You can conveniently book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Occupational Medicine Q & A

What is occupational medicine?

Occupational medicine is a specialized field where doctors are trained to prevent workplace injuries, as well as diagnose the cause of workplace injuries and find effective treatments. This medical field is devoted to helping workers return to full function by managing personalized treatment plans and providing preventive solutions to prevent re-injury. 

It’s not just injuries that are a concern, though. Some job fields expose workers to toxins, chemicals, and even infections that can seriously impact your health. Occupational medicine is a solution for preventing exposure to these dangerous elements, so you don’t develop a serious condition or become sick. 

When should I schedule an occupational medicine appointment?

The team at Calvary Urgent Care is available to help you any time you experience a workplace injury or illness that requires medical evaluation for workers’ comp purposes. If you have a slip and fall, get into an accident in the company car, or hurt your back during heavy lifting, come in for an exam.

Ideally, though, you’d prevent these types of injuries, and others, before they begin. You should schedule an occupational medicine appointment before you begin a new job or change to a new position. For example, if you’re entering the construction field, the team at Calvary Urgent Care can evaluate you to see if you have any issues that may affect your work functions. 

They spend time teaching you how to minimize your risk of injury and illness in an effort to lower your risk of a workers’ comp claim. 

How do I prepare for an occupational medicine exam?

If you’re coming into Calvary Urgent Care for a preventive care occupational exam, transfer over your previous medical records, if possible. It’s also sometimes helpful to print out your detailed job description, so your doctor can see which types of tasks you’re going to be performing.

If you’ve already suffered from an injury or illness, though, it’s important to get yourself to the clinic as soon as possible. Your workplace is likely going to have paperwork that your doctor needs to fill out; if you can, bring it with you.

Lastly, if there are any accident reports associated with your injury, like after an automobile accident, get a copy of those reports. Having this information with you can help your doctor determine the extent of your injuries and which treatments you may need going forward. 

Click on the online scheduler to book your occupational medicine exam at Calvary Urgent Care today. You can also call either location to book your appointment over the phone.