The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois offers a workers’ compensation program that combines commitment to timely access, communication, and cost-effective quality care. Please feel free to contact our workers’ comp doctors to discuss your needs.
Workers’ Compensation Doctors Providing A Range of Therapy and Ancillary Treatments
Our practice recognizes the injured employee as a specialty. We take pride in offering the full spectrum of care and services, from initial evaluation and treatment to state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including ultrasound, digital x-rays and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI.) Emergency or same-day MRIs are available, if needed.
Our doctors have years of experience in occupational medicine in the workers’ compensation arena and are well-regarded in the area. Our walk-in clinic offers treatment for:
- All orthopaedic and non life-threatening conditions
- Laceration and wounds
- Cast and wound dressing problems
Workers’ Comp Clinic Services
We offer immediate access to orthopaedic care, on-site x-ray, MRI and therapies, while at the same time, providing you with the benefit of avoiding long wait times and emergency room expenses.
In regards to therapy, we offer a reputable rehabilitation department that provides therapy services including:
- Physical and occupational services
- Aquatic therapy
- Sports medicine
- Work conditioning
- Work hardening
- Functional capacity evaluations
- Permanent partial impairment ratings
- Pain-alleviating techniques
All of our services help improve the injured worker’s level of function and mobility, while preventing or avoiding permanent physical disabilities and returning the patient to activities of daily living and work.
Our therapy staff is knowledgeable of needs and requirements necessary for our workers’ compensation patients. We feel the employee’s job description is a vital piece in implementing the patient’s rehabilitation goals. We believe in an interdisciplinary approach in communication. We have the opportunity to communicate with physicians on an immediate basis to keep them up to date on the patient’s status and progression towards their rehabilitation goals.
Our Workers’ Compensation Department
We have a Workers’ Compensation Department and staff who keep abreast of requirements and changes in the Illinois workers’ compensation law. Utilization Review and Occupational Disability Guidelines have become an integral part of the treatment process and understanding these guidelines makes the progression of the injured worker’s treatment move smoothly toward improvement, return to employment and release from medical care.
Our facilities are pleased to be able to provide our workers’ compensation patients prescribed medications on the day of their visit, if necessary. This provides ease of access and that their treatment program begins as soon as possible.
Our Workers’ Compensation Department takes pride in keeping the lines of communication open for all parties. This ensures we are working as a team to help the patient, employer, worker’s compensation adjuster, case manager and ancillary providers meet their expectations and help the injured worker return back to everyday life and work as quickly and safely as possible. We have dedicated phone lines specifically for our Workers’ Compensation Department. Our department is available to answer questions in regards to medical care, workers’ compensation process or specific inquiries. We are available via telephone, e-mail, fax or in person.
Workers’ Comp Doctor Evaluation
The importance of getting the injured employee evaluated as soon as possible is imperative. That is why we offer “same day” or “next day” evaluation appointments at both of our locations. We obtain the necessary approvals needed to expedite the appropriate treatment and get the patient started on their road to recovery and maximum medical improvement.
We have a stringent protocol for documentation in our department. We understand how important it is for all parties to receive the necessary information in a timely and accurate fashion. Return to work status slips are provided to the patient on the day of the examination. Our office faxes the work status slip within 24 hours to the necessary parties. All medical dictation and office notes are faxed out within 24-28 hours from the date of service. We are dedicated to making sure that all parties have up to date medical and work capabilities as quickly as possible.