The goal of Workers’ Compensation is to provide the best possible care for your injured employee and return them to work healthy, positive and productive. We know that early diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries are key in returning an injured worker to the job as soon as possible, thereby reducing both medical costs and time lost from work. We provide excellent orthopedic care to the injured worker, while at the same time keeping the employers and insurance carrier apprised of the patient’s treatment plan, progress and status.
For more information, please call our Worker’s Compensation Coordinator, Jessica Haney, PRS at 478-787-6255.
Independent Medical Examination
An independent medical examination (IME) occurs when a doctor who has not previously been involved in a person’s care examines an individual. Georgia Spine & Orthopedics understands that an independent medical evaluation is a critical step in determining return to work status and worker’s compensation cases. Our physician will evaluate the patient’s current medical status, with the goal of providing a comprehensive and objective report regarding work capacity and any ongoing residual limitations. Included in the evaluation is medical record review and diagnostic study review.
One of the safest and most effective non operative treatments we prescribe are spinal injections. These are used to help the patient get relief from spine pain without surgery. It can also be used as a diagnostic tool. A higher dose steroid is injected at the source of your pain.