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

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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.   



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