|Of Special Interest
What is Corporate Health?
you think of corporate health, do you think of balance sheets
and P/E ratios?
There’s another kind of corporate health that is
equally as important as the financial indicators—employee
rapid growth and development of business in our region has
compelled companies to become more involved in the management
of their employee’s health care.
It is essential to contain operational expenses to keep
a competitive edge in the marketplace and the choice of a
medical provider who is experienced in corporate and
occupational health is crucial to promoting and maintaining
the health and safety of your workforce.
Corporate health providers offer a wide array of
essential occupational services, tailored to the needs of your
Most commonly used for workers’ compensation injury
care, corporate and occupational health facilities also offer
physicals, diagnostic services, drug & alcohol testing,
corporate safety and wellness and often, specialized on-site
compensation is the most visible of corporate health services
beginning with initial injury treatment.
Choosing a facility with evening and weekend
availability is important if your company works beyond the
traditional work week.
Good communication between the employer and the medical
provider regarding the employee’s job functions may allow
your medical provider to safely return your employee to some
level of duty during the recovery phase of treatment.
Effective workers’ compensation case management is
good for business.
and alcohol testing has become critical to many businesses,
large and small.
Whether your company chooses to do pre-employment,
post-accident, or random testing or requires Department of
Transportation (DOT) or Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT), your
corporate health provider is your partner in providing a safe,
drug-free workplace for all employees.
examinations, once reserved for highly physical occupations
like law enforcement, are becoming increasingly useful tools
for the employer.
Physical examinations can help determine an
employee’s fitness based on an understanding of the various
physical and physiological requirements of the job.
Timely diagnostic testing such as Pulmonary Function
Testing, Audiometry, EKG’s, laboratory and X-ray testing may
help diagnose and treat occupational medical conditions that
can result from unhealthy exposure at work.
Used as a pre-employment tool, these same tests
establish a baseline for future reference.
a health and wellness program including cholesterol, blood
pressure and blood sugar screenings, diet and exercise
guidance, and vaccinations against occupational pathogens like
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Lyme Disease can be vital to
maintaining employee health.
Many corporate and occupational facilities can offer
these services at your site to minimize lost work time.
whether you have 5 employees or 500, discuss your health needs
with your corporate health provider and set up a program
tailor-made for the health and well being of your employees
and the bottom line, your business.
Dan Shapiro, PA-C.
Shapiro studied at Touro College in New York City, NY, and is
a certified Physicians Assistant.
If you have any questions about corporate and
occupational medicine, Dan may be reached at (910) 452-7000.