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At Taylor Made Diagnostics, our specialty is occupational medicine.

Our staff of medical providers, nurses, medical assistants, technicians and administrators is dedicated to ensuring the highest standard of occupational health and safety.

What exactly is occupational medicine? Here is the answer: Occupational medicine is the medical specialty dedicated to workplace health and wellness.

The fundamental tenet of occupational medicine centers on preventive medicine and management of illness, injury or disability that is related to the workplace – and aims to prevent disease, while promoting wellness among workers.

Occupational medicine physicians must have:

  • Knowledge of potential hazards in the workplace
  • Ability to evaluate an employee’s fitness for work
  • Ability to diagnose and treat occupational disease and injury
  • Be knowledgeable about rehabilitation methods, health education, and government laws and regulations pertaining to workplace health
  • Be able to manage health service delivery

At Taylor Made Diagnostics, our specialists in occupational medicine are thoroughly trained to assess the origin of worker injury and illness, taking past history, work conditions and other factors into consideration so that injuries and illnesses are properly classified and treated to ensure the workers’ safe return to work.

Occupational medicine physicians are experts in managing and monitoring the health of employees, and improving their well-being through health promotion and education, workplace hazard analysis and ensuring workplace compliance with laws and safety standards.

Occupational medicine specialists receive formal training in public health, preventive medicine, epidemiology, toxicology, and research, with emphasis on employee health and conditions caused by workplace exposures.

Why Does it Benefit Companies to Have Employees Treated by an Occupational Medicine Specialist?

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “Jack of all trades. Master of none.”

At Taylor Made Diagnostics, we have been working to perfect every aspect of occupational medicine since 1995.

In a medical facility such as Taylor Made Diagnostics, your time is valuable to us. Our vast knowledge of industrial medicine means your questions are answered quickly, your worker’s compensation claims are taken care of efficiently, as well as your fit for duty evaluations, drug screens and other required reports are done by licensed medical providers and technicians. We are determined to help you get back to work in the most efficient way possible.

Typical wait times in a general medical or urgent care clinic can take up to 4 hours. At Taylor Made Diagnostics, it is our goal that patients will be seen within 15 or 20 minutes of registration.
At Taylor Made, our client companies also have the additional benefit of having direct communication with our occupational medicine providers. The additional advantage provided to our client companies is the stellar personalized service that our business size can provide.

What Do I Look For When Choosing an Occupational Medicine Specialist?

The essential elements to look for in a credentialed occupational medicine specialist are residency training, board certification, practical medical experience, and membership in occupational medicine professional societies (such as the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine or the American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine).

Do you have questions about how an occupational medicine specialist can save your company time and money? Call one of our experts at Taylor Made Diagnostics 757-494-1688 for more information.

Dr. Michael Picio is Taylor Made’s D.O./Medical Director. He has over 20 years of medical experience both as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Family Medicine. Prior to joining TMD, Dr. Picio most recently served for eight years as a senior medical officer of the United States Navy, where he was a clinic leader, serving throughout the US Navy enterprise.

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