Dr. Gil Identifies the Top Qualities That Make a Good Doctor

There are many different types of doctors who excel in different fields. However, there are some common characteristics that most patients expect their physicians to have. Today on the blog, Dr. Gil identifies the top qualities of a good doctor. 

Precise Knowledge 

A doctor’s credentials are of utmost importance to patients. You need to be certain that your physician is knowledgeable in his/her practice area and can meet your needs. Whether it’s treating workplace injuries, performing physicals, or sharing the results of a drug test, our distinct knowledge and attention to detail allows us to give our patients an accurate diagnosis. We also want our patients to be able to make decisions based on the knowledge that we provide them.   

Professional Experience

Next, a patient wants to know how experienced the doctor is and how successful they’ve been in the medical field. Dr. Gil Mobley is an experienced emergency room physician who puts the patient’s best interest in mind. As an independently-owned practice, Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care has been a community staple in Springfield for nearly 20 years. We have a dedicated staff of highly trained professionals, and we comply with state and federal regulations for all our testing.     


As a patient, your interaction with the primary care physician may be brief. Doctors are busy professionals, but showing compassion and being sensitive to the patient’s needs can go a long way. Each patient deserves to be treated with respect and kindness, and they will remember the physicians who listen to them and empathize with their situation. At Dr. Gil’s, our staff is friendly, attentive, and compassionate, and we provide outstanding, personalized care.

Honest Communication

Finally, patients value straightforward communication from their physician, even if it’s bad news. It’s essential for the doctor to speak clearly and use simple terms that the patient can understand. A good doctor will also take the time to answer all of the patient’s questions and convey genuine concern when giving a diagnosis. Honest communication between the physician and patient creates a human connection that can be a source of renewal for doctors as they go through the daily grind.   

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Contact Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care 

Now that you’re familiar with the traits that make a good physician, choose Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care. We provide physicals, a full range of drug tests, and excellent workers comp injury care in Springfield, MO. No appointment is necessary. Call 417- 869-8000 or contact us online to see how we can help. 


What Should I Look for in a Workers’ Comp Doctor?

Good medical care is a valuable benefit to workers’ compensation. Your employees need excellent care to ensure a safe and smooth recovery. From food service employees to construction workers and truck drivers, Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care serves a variety of patients and companies in many industries. Today, Dr. Gil explains what to look for in a treating doctor and why the physician is important in a workers’ compensation case.

What to Look for in a Workers’ Comp Doctor

If you’re an employer who’s looking to change workers’ comp doctors, or you need to get set up for the first time, there are some important things to consider. As you research occupational health physicians in your community, think of their: 

  • Area of specialization
  • Level of experience
  • Familiarity with the types of injuries in your industry
  • Understanding of workers’ comp claims
  • Availability (no appointment is necessary at Dr. Gil’s)
  • Proximity to your workplace
  • Personality and patient care

Your employees should trust the workers’ comp doctor and feel comfortable sharing their concerns and conditions with him or her. 

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Why the Workers’ Comp Doctor Is Important

The doctor plays an important role in workers’ compensation cases. The physician’s opinions and decisions will directly impact your employee’s recovery and benefits, including how many benefits he or she will receive. Your employee will need a medical diagnosis from a treating doctor to receive workers’ comp benefits. The doctor will decide whether your worker needs physical therapy and/or medications for their workplace injury. 

In addition to diagnosing and treating your employee’s condition, the physician will determine their work restrictions, when they’re ready to return to work, and whether they have permanent limitations. Instead of examining your worker once, the treating doctor will closely monitor your employee’s recovery over time. When we treat workplace injuries at Dr. Gil’s, we focus on the recovery of our patients so they can return to work as quickly as possible.  

If you’re looking for convenient and affordable workers’ compensation treatment for your workforce, contact Dr. Gil’s today. 

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Trust Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care

With over a decade of experience, Dr. Gil Mobley is the workers’ compensation doctor you can trust. Our staff provides timely, quality service, and we’re on-call 24/7. To learn more about our workers’ compensation care in Springfield, Missouri, call us at 417-869-8000.   

How Does Workers’ Comp Work in Missouri?

From sprains to slips, trips, and falls, there are many workplace injuries cases each year. Minus a few exceptions, Missouri workers’ compensation law provides coverage for all employees who are injured on the job while working within the state. The workers’ comp system often gets complicated, and we’re here to break it all down. Today, the team at Dr. Gil’s presents an overview of Missouri workers’ compensation laws so you can get a better understanding of how the process works. 

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp) is a type of accident insurance that employers pay. It provides benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries and illnesses. Every state has its own laws and programs for workers’ comp.

What Injuries Does Missouri Workers’ Comp’ Cover?

An individual can make a workers’ compensation claim for an injury or illness that is related to job activities. Common types of work-related injuries include neck strains/sprains, lower back injuries, and joint conditions. Lacerations are usually not enough for a workers’ comp claim unless you need treatment after first aid. 

To receive Missouri workers’ comp, the event causing the injury must be the “prevailing factor” that results in the medical condition or disability. In addition, the job-related injury must have happened while you were working, not during your lunch hour or commute.       

What to Do If You Get Injured

If you get injured on the job, report your injury to your employer ASAP. The notice to your employer should be in writing and include your name, the description of your injury, and the date, time, and place that it occurred. Your injury must be reported within 30 days to ensure that you receive workers’ comp benefits. Then, your employer will help you complete the paperwork to report your injury to the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Division.   

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the incident occurs, or if you fail to follow your employer’s safety policies, you may not be eligible for Missouri workers’ comp benefits.

If your claim is allowed, your employer should have workers’ compensation insurance, which will pay for your medical care to treat your workplace injury. Workers’ comp also pays for temporary wage replacement while you’re not working, as well as compensation for any remaining impairment that’s permanent. If your injury causes you to miss work for an extended period, you may be eligible to secure temporary total disability benefits.     

Receive Excellent Workers’ Comp Care in Springfield

At Dr. Gil’s, our nurse practitioners are highly skilled in treating work-related injuries. We provide workers’ compensation care 24/7 so you don’t have to send your employees to the expensive ER. For questions about our treatments or for more information, contact Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care today.