Occupational medicine, until 1960 called industrial medicine, is the branch of medicine which is concerned with the maintenance of health in the workplace, including prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries, with secondary objectives of maintaining and increasing productivity and social adjustment in the workplace. It is, thus, the branch of clinical medicine active in the field of occupational health and safety. The DiGiovanna Family Health and Wellness Center works to ensure that the highest standards of occupational health and safety are achieved and maintained in the workplace. While Occupational Medicine may involve a wide number of disciplines, it centers on preventive medicine and the management of illness, injury, and disability related to the workplace. The DiGiovanna Family Health and Wellness Center has providers with a wide knowledge of clinical medicine and are competent in a number of important areas. There are contextual links to physical medicine and rehabilitation and to insurance medicine. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine employs a form of physical medicine to patients with musculoskeletal injuries, including those with work-related injuries. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is employed to correct skeletal and joint motion disturbances caused by impaired or altered function of related components of the somatic(bodywork) system including: the skeletal, arthrodial, and myofascial structures, and their related vascular, lymphatic, and neural elements.
Workers' compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. Employers pay for this insurance, and shall not require the employee to contribute to the cost of compensation. The DiGiovanna Family Health and Wellness Center participates in all aspects of New York State's Workers Compensation Program, performing medical histories, physical examinations, radiographic and sonographic examinations, completion of assessments and examinations and completion of NYS Workers Compensation forms. Such assessments may include disability and work restriction requirements, scheduled and unscheduled losses, return to work and necessity for additional testing and treatment. Dr. Michael J. DiGiovanna is certified by the State of New York as an Occupational Physician Certified in Family Practice (OPCFP).
OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
All aspects of Occupational Medicine Physical Examinations may be performed by the DiGiovanna Family Health and Wellness Center. Contractual arrangements may be made with employers for the provision of Pre-Employment Physical Examinations, Routine Occupational and Employment Physical Examinations, Firehouse and Police/Police Academy Physical Examinations. The DiGiovanna Family Health and Wellness Center is certified to perform Urine Drug Screening, both chain of custody and routine, breath alcohol testing, and blood/urine chemistry testing. Necessary forms can usually be completed at the time of the physical examination.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE (CDL) EXAMINATIONS
The DiGiovanna Family Health and Wellness Center has providers who are certified by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Utilizing an electronic program called FormFox, the DiGiovanna Family Health and Wellness Center provides same day DOT examinations and completed Medical Examination Report Forms (MER) (MCSA-5875), and Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC)(MCSA-5876). Dr. Michael J. DiGiovanna is certified under the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners #5031885604.