Occupational Health

Family Medicine & Urgent Care in Grand Blanc, MI

Occupational Health
Occupational Health services offered in Grand Blanc, MI

Injuries and illnesses sometimes happen because of your job, causing pain, distress, and loss of income. Michael Zielinski, DO, and Steven Galliway, PA-C, of Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Grand Blanc, Michigan, offer expert occupational health services, including urgent care clinics and walk-in physicals. With their help, you can get back to work without delay, feeling fit and ready. To find out how to benefit from occupational health services at Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care, call today or book an appointment online.

Occupational Health Q&A

What is occupational health?

Occupational health involves the prevention and treatment of illnesses and injuries at work. These health problems can include:

  • Cuts
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Sprains and strains
  • Loss of a limb
  • Repetitive strain or overuse injuries
  • Hearing problems from noise exposure
  • Sight problems
  • Exposure to toxins and chemicals
  • Exposure to infection
  • Chronic stress
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Health problems like these can limit your ability to do your job properly or even prevent you from working. Occupational health plays a vital role in stopping you from getting sick and addressing the problems that caused your condition.

Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care offers extensive testing that covers a wide range of occupational health conditions, including checking for molds, toxins, heavy metals like lead, and exposure to other industrial or environmental pollutants.

What does occupational health involve?

Occupational health is a partnership between you and your employer. They’re responsible for providing you with a safe working environment, including supplying suitable protective equipment and regular health and safety training.

Your precise needs vary depending on the work you do. For example, if you must move heavy weights, you might require machinery to aid the lifting so you avoid straining your back. Office workers need ergonomically designed workstations to prevent posture problems and repetitive strain injuries.

In addition to the employer’s responsibilities to you, you’re responsible for observing good health and safety practices. That means wearing protective gear, using equipment correctly, and following all instructions carefully. 

You can also reduce your risk of occupational health problems by keeping fit and managing stress.

What treatment might I need for occupational health problems?

The treatment you need for your occupational health issues depends on the nature of the problem. Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care provides walk-in physicals and urgent treatment for job-related illnesses and injuries. They also offer longer-term care and rehabilitation for patients with chronic conditions.

Cuts are likely to need cleaning and stitching. If you need X-rays, Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care’s radiology partner provides same-day results. Your provider can dress or splint the injury afterward.

You might need counseling and medication for depression and anxiety, or help learning stress management techniques. Physical therapy is invaluable for helping you regain function following an injury or illness. 

Occupational therapy can be equally important, as it focuses on helping you manage everyday tasks and get back to work.

Your provider can also work with your specialist if you have more complex health problems.

To benefit from urgent and ongoing occupational health services, call Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.