Baptist Health Occupational Medicine Lexington
Affiliated with Baptist Health Lexington
BaptistWorx Occupational Health Clinic
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine Physical Therapy Clinic Locations
- Baptist Health Occupational Medicine Physical Therapy
1051 Newtown Pike, Ste 101, Lexington, KY 40511
- Baptist Health Occupational Medicine Hand & Physical Therapy
230 Fountain Court, Ste 325, Lexington, KY 40509
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine (formerly BaptistWorx®) is the premier occupational health and wellness clinic for work-related injury treatment in Lexington, Kentucky.
We were developed with one specific goal: to assist area employers in decreasing their workers' compensation costs by:
- tailoring an occupational health, wellness and educational program to fit your company's needs; and
- providing employees with comprehensive, high quality occupational health services in a timely, cost-efficient manner.
24-Hour Workers Compensation Injury Care
At Baptist Health Occupational Medicine, we provide comprehensive, quality care to injured workers in an effort to return them to the workplace. Our work injury clinic offers a low-cost alternative for non-emergency work injury treatment and follow-up care.
Our work injury clinic is staffed full time by a physician and other healthcare professionals experienced in treating occupational injuries. After hours and on weekends, treatment is provided by the Emergency Department at Baptist Health Lexington. The full resources of a major regional medical center are always available to you and your employees for optimal healthcare service.
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine will notify you, the employer, both by phone and by written communication after each employee visit. You will always know the status and progress of each injured worker.
Our medical surveillance and screening programs can help your company evaluate the health of employees and improve the overall safety of the worksite. Baptist Health Occupational Medicine can help you design a program that fits your specific needs. Medical surveillance services can include:
- Drug Screening (DOT and Non-DOT)
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Breath Alcohol Testing
- Hearing Conservation
- Blood Lead Level
- Body Fat Analysis
- Random Drug Screening
All test results include professional interpretation and specification to job applications.
Custom physical evaluation programs can help your company save money, assess risk and avoid problems before they occur. Baptist Health Occupational Medicine physicians are qualified to perform all types of job-specific physicals, including:
- DOT Physicals
- Executive Physicals
- Non-DOT Physicals
- Pre-Employment Physicals
Physical Therapy and Work Hardening
For workers with certain types of injuries or chronic disorders, access to appropriate physical therapy and rehabilitation can be the difference between a speedy transition back to work or months -- even years -- of unproductive convalescence. Recovery time can further be reduced by participation in a job-specific physical therapy regimen, professionally designed to reinforce physical skills associated with particular job responsibilities.
As part of our continuum of care, Baptist Health Occupational Medicine offers an industrial rehabilitation and physical therapy clinic where injured workers can come to reacquire the proficiency, strength, flexibility and dexterity needed to ply their trades. Treatment focuses on education, rehabilitation, management of symptoms and future prevention. Customized physical therapy programs can include:
- Post-injury rehabilitation
- Educational programs
- Work hardening programs
- User-friendly workplace design
- Physical demand screens, a job-specific screening to determine an employee's physical ability to perform a job
- Fit-for-duty screens
- Functional capacity evaluations
- Injury prevention education
- Post-offer screenings*, which can include a back assessment or a general evaluation of the individual's musculoskeletal status.
*Legally, a post-offer screening cannot be used to terminate employment.
Employee Assistance Programs
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are available for maintaining a healthy overall work environment. Each one of these programs is confidential. Baptist Health Occupational Medicine will provide a direct referral into a network of employee assistance professionals.
Healthy employees can begin with a simple immunization. Immunizations can be offered to meet regulations or your company's needs and may include:
- Flu shots
- Hepatitis B vaccination
- TB skin test
- Tetanus shots
Worksite Wellness Program
Today more than ever, it is recognized that in order to control healthcare costs, the emphasis in healthcare must be on prevention. Baptist Health Occupational Medicine has teamed up with the Baptist Health Lexington Health Works Worksite Wellness Program to both design and implement corporate programs and encourage employees to become involved in their own health and spur them to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Worksite Wellness Programs provide guidance, structure and incentives that result in a healthier and more productive workforce, an overall reduction in healthcare costs and an even more successful business. Baptist Health Occupational Medicine and Health Works work together to offer a comprehensive range of services that includes:
- Health fairs, offering both health information and interactive displays
- Health screenings, including:
- Health risk assessment
- Fitness evaluation
- Lipid panel, cholesterol and glucose testing
- Body composition analysis
- Corporate Well Check Plus
- Wellness education, seminars, and classes that include Exercise, Weight Management, Stress Management, Smoking Cessation, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi
- CPR, first aid and Bloodborne Pathogen certification courses
- A wealth of resources, including a health information library and speakers bureau
- Wellness program facilitation, including health promotion resources, incentive program development and seminar planning
For more information on a customized wellness program that meets both your corporate and budget needs, call (859) 253-0076 or (859) 260-6457.
Meet Our Medical Directors
Eric T. Morse, M.D., is the medical director and treating physician at the Baptist Health Occupational Medicine clinic in the Newtown Business Center in Lexington.
Rick Johnson, M.D., is the medical director and treating physician at the Baptist Health Occupational Medicine clinic on Aleysheba Way.
Both physicians are highly qualified in the management of workplace injuries and the practice of occupational medicine.
For More Information
Our professional staff will work with you to design a complete occupational medicine program specific to the needs of your business and individual employees. For more information about Baptist Health Occupational Medicine in Lexington, fill out our online interest form or call (859) 253-0076.