Occupational Medicine Specialist

International Medical Clinics (IMC)

Family Medicine & OBGYNs located in Atlanta, GA

In a given year, as many as 350,000 occupational injuries — also known as workplace injuries — occur worldwide. If you’ve suffered from an on-the-job injury, the dedicated practitioners at International Medical Clinics (IMC) in Atlanta can help with your diagnosis, treatment plan, and all essential employer paperwork. Don’t hesitate another day to get the evaluation you need for your occupational injury. Book an appointment online or over the phone right away.

Occupational Medicine Q & A

What are occupational injuries?

Occupational injuries include any type of illness or injury that occur either at work or while you’re performing a job-related requirement (such as delivering packages). Some of the most commonly reported occupational injuries include:

  • Lacerations 
  • Ladder falls
  • Animal bites
  • Crush injuries
  • Slips and falls
  • Chemical burns 
  • Vehicular accidents 
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Mishandling of heavy loads
  • Chemical or radiation exposure

Occupational injuries vary in severity, but because your symptoms can worsen and progress, it’s important to have a comprehensive examination as soon as your injury or illness occurs. Proper reporting and prompt medical care are essential in workers’ compensation cases. 

When should I see a doctor for an occupational injury?

The team at IMC encourage you to come in to the clinic right away if you experienced any sort of trauma, even if it seems minor. You should also come in for an occupational injury evaluation if you experience:

  • Difficulty bearing weight on a leg or foot
  • Obvious deformity, such as a bony bump
  • Limited range of motion in a joint
  • Pain, inflammation, or swelling
  • Burning or numbing sensations
  • Open wound, bite, or sting
  • Agonizing back pain

With a team of urgent care specialists and general surgeons available at IMC, you can get the occupational injury diagnostic testing and treatment you need under one roof.

How are occupational injuries treated?

After conducting a thorough exam, ordering any essential lab testing, and looking at any necessary imaging tests, such as an in-office X-ray or ultrasound, your dedicated IMC physician can usually diagnose you on the spot. 

Depending on your specific occupational injury, your treatment plan may include:

  • Wound care management, such as stitches or burn treatments
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or painkillers
  • Pain management treatments 
  • Bracing, casting, or splinting 
  • Activity modifications
  • Physical therapy 

Your dedicated physician at IMC fills out any employer- or insurance-required paperwork to ensure you receive the quality care you need for your occupational injury. The team works diligently to ensure you have a full recovery and get back to work as quickly as possible. 

Schedule your occupational injury exam at IMC today. You can conveniently book an appointment either online or over the phone.