Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine Clinic in Katy, TX

The occupational medicine team at League Health in Katy, TX examines and treats employment injuries and diseases. Contact us for comprehensive treatment.

We are conveniently located at 23541 Westheimer Pkwy Suite 160, Katy TX 77494. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Katy TX, Cinco Ranch TX, Richmond TX, Houston TX, Cypress TX, Fulshear TX, Memorial City TX, and Sugarland TX and surrounding areas.

Occupational Medicine Clinic Near Me in Katy, TX
Occupational Medicine Clinic Near Me in Katy, TX

League Health Services
League Health Services

Table of Contents:

Occupational Medicine Services
Learn more about our Occupational Medicine Services
Learn more about the field of Occupational Medicine
What is occupational medicine and why is it important?
What does occupational medicine do?
What are the different types of occupational illnesses?

Occupational Medicine Services


At League Health, we understand that employees are a company’s most valuable asset. We take pride in helping Katy area businesses manage employee health and reduce workplace injuries. Our comprehensive Occupational Medicine Services help keep business costs low, without compromising the care of your employees.

Since every business is different, we’ll work with you to develop a custom plan that meets your organization’s unique needs, protocols, and preferences.

Contact us today to find out how we can care for both your employees and your bottom
line.

Learn more about the field of Occupational Medicine


An occupational medicine specialist is someone who is knowledgeable about the health hazards that various job titles can pose and is trained to identify and treat workplace health and safety concerns. Occupational medicine specialists advise employers about the safety and health practices that should be put in place — to reduce the risk of illness or injury and to assist with prevention. The work of an occupational medicine specialist may also include evaluating medical exams and tests from workers, such as x-rays, MRIs and blood work.

What is occupational medicine and why is it important?


Occupational medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention of illness and injury in workers, particularly in the workplace or while performing job-related duties. Medical professionals who specialize in occupational medicine are often referred to as “occupational medicine physicians” (OMP). An OMP is a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in a specific state and who is board certified, board eligible, or eligible for certification in a particular subspecialty. An OMP’s day-to-day activities typically involve examining patients, conducting physical examinations, and writing treatments for their patients.

The field of occupational medicine is important because it helps protect the health of people who are in occupations that are dangerous or risky. It also helps prevent injuries and diseases in those who work in these occupations, which can save lives and reduce the cost of healthcare.
 
Another reason this medical field is important is that occupational medicine physicians are often called upon to provide their patients with advice on how to improve their health, reduce their risk of injury, and reduce their work-related disability.

What does occupational medicine do?


Occupational medicine is the branch of medicine that focuses on the health of people who work, especially those who work in jobs that require physical exertion and exposure to hazards such as chemicals, machinery, and hazardous equipment.
 
Occupational medicine physicians have a long list of important roles and responsibilities, including preserving the health and wellbeing of the workers, as well as evaluating the interaction between work and health. They also must:
 
– Have knowledge of worksite operations
– Promote health in the workplace and lifestyles
– Help prevent work-related ill health and injuries
– Improve attendance and performance of the workforce
– Be familiar with the toxic properties of materials
– Be familiar with the hazards and stressors of work-related processes
– Determine an employee’s physical and emotional abilities
– Advise on fitness, workplace safety, prevention of occupational injuries, and disease
– Diagnose and treat occupational diseases and handle injuries
– Possess knowledge of rehabilitation methods
– Provide rehabilitation to help individuals return to work
– Recommend/implement policies to maintain a safe and healthy workplace
– Give advice on alternative suitable work for people with health problems
– Recommend adjustments in the workplace to help people stay at work
– Have knowledge of workers’ compensation laws; local, state, and federal
– Be able to organize and manage the delivery of health services
– Conduct research into work-related health issues
– Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations
– Advise on medical health and ill-health retirement

What are the different types of occupational illnesses?


There is a virtually endless list of conditions that can occur as a result of occupational hazards, the most common of which include:
 
– Hearing Loss
– Skin disorders, such as:
1. Eczema
2. Hives
3. Rashes
4. Contact dermatitis
5. Skin cancer
– Contact Dermatitis
– Respiratory problems, which can be caused by:
1. Asbestos
2. Toxic gasses
3. Polluted air
4. Dust
 
If you or someone you love has been injured on the job or becomes ill from workplace exposure, the professionals at League Health are here to help. Call us today or book an appointment with our occupational medicine specialist, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 23541 Westheimer Parkway, Suite 160, Katy TX 77494. We serve patients from Katy TX, Barker TX, Brookshire TX, Cinco Ranch TX, Cardiff TX, and Johnsue TX. We look forward to serving you!