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Examination services include thorough examinations that focus on a new hire’s ability to meet the requirements of a new position or a current employee’s ability to perform job duties after an illness or injury. 

Exams include:

  1. Post-offer/pre-employment: For when you have interviewed a potential new hire and need to confirm that the candidate is physically capable to do the work. These exams take approximately 1 hour and include height, weight, blood pressure, vital signs, urinalysis, vision, range of motion, health history, and environmental and occupational exposure history. 
  2. DOT physicals: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) sets strict regulations for drivers’ physicals. Our  physicals follow the guidelines established by the DOT.
  3. Return to work/fit for duty exam: Have you had an employee who was off of work due to injury or surgery?  They have been released by the surgeon to return to work, but are they physically prepared and healed enough to return to their job?  If you provide the specifics of your employee's job requirements, we'll ensure your employee can safely return to their job or let you know if a limited capacity may be the best option.
  4. Independent medical examination: An independent medical examination (IME) is an evaluation by a physician who is not involved in an individual’s medical treatment. These highly detailed evaluations and are designed to answer questions regarding diagnosis, causation, treatment and permanent impairment. Our medical director, Dennis McClain, M.D., is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners and has been performing IMEs for more than 13 years.
  5. Impairment ratings: The American Medical Association (AMA) defines an “impairment” as an alteration in an individual’s health status. In the context of workers’ compensation, impairment is usually due to an injury or illness. It is considered permanent if the condition is stabilized and unlikely to change within the next year, with or without medical treatment. We use the fifth or sixth edition (as requested) of “AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment” to establish impairment ratings. 
  6. Immigration physicals: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires that these exams include a complete physical, review of needed vaccinations, tuberculosis skin test (and perhaps a chest X-ray), and blood tests for HIV and syphilis. A health history, mini mental status exam and review of systems also are completed.

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