Learn more about Occupational Medicine Specialists and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Occupational Medicine Specialists

An occupational medicine doctor specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries, illnesses, and harmful exposures in workers. Occupational medicine doctors promote wellness among workers and manage occupational disability. An occupational medicine doctor may work as a clinician with patients, as a researcher or educator, or in a combination of roles to ensure a healthy workforce and a safe work environment.

An occupational medicine doctor encourages a healthy workforce through preventive medicine, clinical care, disability management, research, and education. To this end, an occupational medicine doctor typically:

  • Ensures employees comply with health and safety regulations

  • Reduces workplace hazards

  • Performs ergonomic assessments to prevent injury and disability among workers

  • Performs tests to determine an employee's physical and emotional fitness for work or ability to return to work

  • Provides medical care to patients who are injured while working

  • Provides immunizations and other preventive health services

  • Conducts epidemiological and statistical research to assess health trends among a workforce

An occupational medicine doctor may also be known by the following names: occupational and environmental medicine doctor, occupational doctor, occupational health provider, and industrial medicine doctor.

There are 254 specialists practicing Occupational Medicine in Florida with an overall average rating of 3.7 stars. There are 42 hospitals in Florida with affiliated Occupational Medicine specialists, including Bay Medical Center, North Florida Regional Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital.

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