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On-the-job injury

Shannon’s Occupational Medicine & Injury Clinic treats injured employees in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

Accidental injuries can happen in a multitude of settings—at home, at play and at work. If you become injured when you are off the clock, you know to seek medical attention through an urgent care clinic or an emergency department, depending on the severity of your injury. But what if you are injured at work?

Shannon’s Occupational Medicine & Injury Clinic is here to help. Previously named Shannon MedPlus and housed at the St. John’s campus, the clinic treats injured employees in an efficient, cost-effective manner at the Shannon Clinic North location, 2626 N. Bryant Blvd.

The Occupational Medicine & Injury Clinic is solely dedicated to occupational medicine patients and has support from, and access to, all of Shannon’s providers. This makes diagnostic access easier, with the support of more than 200 providers representing more than 30 medical specialties.

For example, if a patient’s injury requires attention from an orthopedic surgeon, the knowledgeable staff at the clinic can immediately start the treatment process and quickly refer the patient to an orthopedist or appropriate provider, depending on the injury and condition.

Additionally, the clinic’s midlevel providers can treat lacerations, eye injuries, minor burns and strains. Suturing and fracture care are also available.

It is becoming increasingly important and increasingly complex for companies to minimize their costs, especially those associated with employee injuries. The clinic has a comprehensive array of services designed to help employers meet and document compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and workers’ compensation regulations.

In addition to injury treatment, the clinic offers a wide range of services, including employee screenings to determine physical strengths and weaknesses and cost-effective post-injury rehabilitation services. Other services include:
  • Preplacement screenings.
  • Physical exams for employees and executives.
  • Medical review officer and drug testing services.
  • Drug and alcohol screenings, hearing testing and electrocardiograms (EKGs).
  • Pulmonary function testing and respiratory testing.
  • Risk factor screenings (for diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.).
  • Hazardous materials exposure screening.
  • Outpatient physical and occupational therapies.

When it comes to employees, most employers agree that:
  • Finding employees who can physically handle their job is crucial.
  • Keeping the workforce healthy is important.
  • The more you can do to prevent on-the-job injuries, the better.
  • Coordinating care of injured employees is essential.
  • Competitive businesses must find ways to control costs and speed recovery when an employee is injured.

The Shannon Occupational Medicine & Injury Clinic keeps these key objectives at the forefront of their spectrum of care. To find out more about the clinic, click here or call 325-481-2375.
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