Occupational Medicine

PCA Center for Occupational Medicine operates at the West Salem Medical Center

PCA Center for Occupational Medicine
1935 West Main St.
Salem, VA  24153
Phone (540) 387-0441   Fax (540) 389-9662

PCA offers additional value along with all usual expected occupational services:

Comprehensive Health and Safety consulting through Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc.
Corporate View tm – Method of Injury and illness treatment conducted so as to minimize adverse impact on your company’s Worker Compensation Premium and OSHA recordable statistics.
Integrated Disability Management – LOD/DAFW control using our RN case management services.
On-Site personnel for I&I, compliance exams or periodic wellness services – partnering with HCA and other large vendors where appropriate.
Nightcare tm After-hours on-call telephone services by Occupational Medicine professionals – available to your business – avoid costly ER visits for your injured employees.
Electronic communications media – status of employee via encrypted email or confidential fax

In addition, please be aware that our practice is totally committed to keeping employees working if humanly possible. We call this our “capabilities instead of restrictions” philosophy. We do not write time away from work, preferring rather to write employee’s abilities. We believe that employers are best suited to determine whether they have transitional work or modified duty based on their own internal policy.

Attached is a list of routine OccMed services that all good offices, including our own can supply. We are a full-service group with in-house PT, and extended hour offerings. We also have in-house x-ray at both our sites. This clearly provides a more rapid turnaround time than you might expect from an office that must send employees to yet another facility to obtain films. This directly impacts the employee’s productivity and return to work status.

We truly hope you will be willing to place your trust in us to treat your injured employees and provide superior wellness services. This could be accomplished by including PCA OccMed on your Virginia WC panel. Also, we would welcome a tour of your facility and discussion of possible arrangements to provide physicals or other services to meet your needs. We look forward to serving you!

Charles E. Lamb, MD, FAAFP, ACOEM – program director Edwin Polverino, DO PCA president

Services available at one or both of our Occupational sites

Treatment of work-related injury or illness on walk-in basis
Extended hour immediate care with on-call Occupational backup
Pre-placement physical exams with drug screen if required
DOT exams
Return-to-work exams/ Fitness for duty determinations
Periodic/compliance exams
Executive physical exams
Hazmat/Hazwoper exams
Asbestos /respirable toxin exams with B-reader- interpreted chest films
Staffing On-Site of nursing and physician services
Independent Medical Exams (IME)
Functional Capacity evaluations (FCE)
Biological monitoring for workplace exposures (lead, particulates,VOC, etc)
Pulmonary function and audiometric exams, including On-site/OSHA
Medical review officer services (MROCC Certification #0607026)
Random Selection pool for DOT/DOD/drug free workplace
Travel medicine services (Immunizations, worldwide current hazard analysis)
PT/OT services
Work hardening programs
Breath alcohol testing services
Osteopathic manipulation / Sports medicine consultant on staff
Orthopedic surgery dedicated resources – on board with return to work concepts

Optional services available on a retainer basis

Case management by CCM/CRP registered nurse for prolonged or contentious cases
Industrial Hygiene (IH), Ergonomics Evaluation, policy and procedure writing, compensation analysis, OSHA/VOSH voluntary protection consultation, acility audits, FMLA/short term/long term program consultations, ADA/DOL compliance assurance, respirator program (fit testing), regulatory training (blood borne pathogen, hazwoper stnd, BLS certification, etc) through Workplace Safety Solutions, a full-service health and safety consulting firm with offices in Atlanta and Roanoke.
Nightcare tm – the after-hours call service for authorized management allowing real time discussion of injury and recommended first aid for employees hurt after usual business hours. Have employee seen the next morning if medically appropriate!
Hearing conservation programs
Worksite wellness/screenings/HRA services – flu shot administration at the workplace.