Tag Archives: Medical Care
Most injured workers who call me for advice are frustrated with poor medical care or problems obtaining good care as a result of insurance issues. Making sure that injured workers get the best possible medical care is what I do for a living, so I didn’t need a personal experience to convince me how important … Continue reading Patient Advocate a Necessity If You Are Hospitalized
I caution all injured workers to look carefully at the physician progress report (PPR) they are handed at the end of each visit to their doctor assigned to treat their industrial injury. Most doctors and clinics that are on the various third-party administrators’ medical provider lists use the D-39 form approved by the DIR. Sometimes the clinic or doctor … Continue reading Unfairly Surprised by Your Doctor’s Work Release?
I promised to give my honest assessment on whether the McKenzie Method used by the physical therapist I am seeing is helping me. Today, back at work with many people needing to get back on track with their medical care and benefits on their claims after a long holiday weekend, my neck is stiffer than … Continue reading Neck Pain Update on Physical Therapy
I’ve had a couple clients referred by local neurosurgeons to a particular physical therapist who is certified in the McKenzie’s Protocol, and I decided to investigate this personally. I’ve got chronic neck pain from various horse-related accidents over the years, and am always searching for ways to increase my range of motion. I also want … Continue reading Neck and Low Back Pain- Does Physical Therapy Help?
Back injuries, followed closely by shoulder injuries, are the most common job-related injuries for my clients in the nursing field. Nurses, and those employed as nursing attendants are at high risk for these injuries primarily because they must transfer patients from beds to gurneys or to wheel chairs, or to baths. A new law in California requires hopsitals to … Continue reading Nurses and Attendants at Risk for Low Back Injuries
If you have a work injury in Nevada you are more likely to become depressed. If you do need a study to prove that there is a higher incidence of depression among workers with orthopedic injuries, you will be interested in the linked article from California psychologist Stephen Pfeiffer, Ph.D., He cites a study reported in the … Continue reading Depression and Work Injuries in Nevada
I just saw a TV ad that asks injured workers whether they know that they have a right to choose their own doctor. Enough wasn’t said in this ad in my opinion. The actual law, NRS 616C.090, gives injured workers just a limited right to choose a different doctor. An employer can require that their injured employees first go to specific clinics to report … Continue reading Your Right to Choose a Doctor