What is Occupational Medicine?

Occupational Medicine (also known as Occupational Health) is focused on the treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses. Physicians trained in Occupational Medicine diagnose and treat work-related injuries much more effectively than most primary care physicians. They’re up-to-date on federal and state regulations for workforce health and safety, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), so that they can make the best treatment plans and perform regulatory examinations. Occupational medicine physicians often work directly with employers to keep business running and employees safe and healthy on the job.