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Baptist Health Occupational Medicine Paducah


Affiliated with Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Occupational Medicine
2601 Kentucky Ave., Suite 101
Doctor's Building 1
Paducah, KY 42003
Ph: (270) 415-4600
Fax: (270) 575-2642
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Prime Care Center 

2601 Kentucky Ave., Suite 103 Doctor's Building 1
Paducah, KY 42003
Ph: (270) 415-4860
Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday


Also: 24-hour emergency care at Baptist Health Paducah. For more information about Baptist Health Occupational Medicine in Paducah and surrounding areas, fill out our online interest form or call (270) 415-4600 to talk with our Baptist Health Occupational Medicine Coordinator.


Baptist Health Occupational Medicine (formerly BaptistWorx®)is a fully-integrated occupational health and wellness clinic, offering these services to business and industry:


  • Injury treatment of Workers Comp and Jones Act claims
  • Pre-employment, respirator, DOT, merchant mariner, return-to-work and post-accident physical exams
  • Job skill assessments
  • Respirator fit testing
  • DOT and non-DOT drug screenings and alcohol testing
  • 24-hour occupational health nurse hotline
  • Employee health and wellness programs
  • Employee health screenings
  • Training programs in class setting or online, including first aid and CPR, blood borne pathogens, AED



Injury Care Coordination
Lost work time resulting from an injury can create financial hardships for both employers and employees. At
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine, our goal is to assist companies in decreasing lost work time. We won't rush an employee back to work before he or she is ready; however, getting a person back to work -- helping them be productive again is the "best medicine" for both employee and employer. 


Baptist Health Occupational Medicine offers care for minor injuries through our Baptist Health Occupational Medicine Clinic, located at Baptist Health Paducah in Doctors Office Building 1.  Baptist Health Occupational Medicine is staffed by experienced occupational medicine practitioners, and provides an on-site laboratory, X-ray services and EKG tests to help quickly and accurately diagnose minor medical problems.  After hours coverage, as well as care for more serious injuries, is provided through our Prime Care Center and Baptist Health Paducah.

Our staff will assist in all areas of work-related injury, including follow-up on your employee/patient as follows:

  • Frequent communication with employee/patient
  • Frequent communication with employer by telephone and written reports
  • Communication with treating physicians, referral sources and claims payers
  • Assistance with workers' compensation claims
  • Expediting employee's appropriate return to work


Physical Evaluation Program
A good, healthy work force starts by fitting the employee to the right job. A physical examination can give the employer the information needed to provide a safe and healthy environment for employees. Our physicians are qualified to perform Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, as well as many other types of post-offer and job-specific exams. Plus, your company representative can schedule appointments when he or she needs them and receive prompt results. In many cases, results come back to you on the very same day as the examination. Some types of physicals are:

  • Preplacement
  • DOT
  • Executive
  • Respirator
  • Merchant Mariner
  • Return to work


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 industrial rehabilitation and physical therapy services where injured workers can regain 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
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • 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


Medical Surveillance Program
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine is committed to helping your company provide a safe and healthy environment for all employees. Our consultants can tailor a program to meet your company's current and future needs. You program can include:

  • Drug screening (DOT and non-DOT)
  • Breath alcohol testing
  • Audiometric screening
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Vision screening
  • X-ray
  • EKG
  • Cardiac stress and fitness testing
  • OSHA-mandated screenings
  • Other company-specific testing
  • Industrial rehabilitation


Immunization Program

Baptist Health Occupational Medicine can provide convenient, high quality immunization services for your employees, depending on your needs. Immunizations available include:

  • Flu shots
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • TB skin test
  • Tetanus shots
  • Other immunizations, depending on your needs


Health/Safety Education Programs

Working in conjunction with Baptist Health Paducah, Baptist Health Occupational Medicine can provide health and safety education, wellness and fitness consultations, and on-site programming, including:


Pulmonary Screening Services

Baptist Health Occupational Medicine offers the business community cost-effective pulmonary screening services, including physical exams, OSHA respirator questionnaire, and quantitative and qualitative respirator fit testing. Pulmonary screenings may be scheduled through Baptist Health Occupational Medicine at (270) 415-4600. On-site testing is available.


Company Links

Ingram Medical Screening

Click here to access Ingram Barge Co., Inc. medical questionnaire.