How to Select Your Occupational Health Provider

Running a successful business involves taking risks–some calculated, some based on pure intuition and many out of your control. One of the uncontrollable factors that impact your business in a major way is the health of your employees.  Even if you have safety standards and wellness programs in place, you may find yourself in need of guidance when it comes to incidents involving the physical well-being of your workers. Selecting the right occupational health provider can help you steer clear of issues related to employee claims and health risks.

Choosing Your Occupational Medical provider


What is the importance of an occupational health provider?

Occupational health providers are able to help an employer significantly reduce the risks, supporting productivity while minimizing costs related to health.

As with any other specialty, occupational medicine focuses on workplace and health issues associated with the employees. Occupational medical providers can support your business through the development of workplace health solutions, including prevention, testing, fitness, rehabilitation and case management services.

How to select the right occupational provider

Since 1999, HealthCare for Business,  an occupational medicine based practice, has been serving employers and their employees in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula County’s. Located in Painesville, HealthCare for Business offers personalized service to keep your employees on the job and business running efficiently.

There are key ways we make it easier for you to get help with your occupational health needs including:

  • Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Services

We employ a full time BWC Coordinator to manage all workers comp matters. We also serve as the Physician of Record for injured workers which entails completing and following up on forms necessary to maintain the worker’s claim and ensure the worker wage continuance coverage.

Additionally, we monitor return to work activity restrictions and conduct follow-up of work related injuries throughout the claim.

We work with your MCO’s, TPA’s or claim/case managers to effectively manage the quick and safe return of your employees

  • DOT and Other Pre-Employment or Employment Drug Screens

We are a resource for companies needing medical evaluations, pre-placement physicals, DOT and non-DOT drug screens, pulmonary function studies, audiograms, vision screening, work related injury treatment and general consultation for daily medical concerns as they relate to your business.

  • DOT Consortium

A consortium is a large group of drivers made up of smaller companies.  In order to stay compliant with the DOT regulations 49 CFR Part 40 certain commercial motor vehicle operators are subject to random drug and alcohol tests. A consortium can take that burden away and ensure that you are remaining both cost-effective and compliant.

  • Flu Season Support

HealthCare for Business can help protect your employees against the flu, limiting lost time due to illness. We offer walk-in vaccinations or can come to your facility and conduct on-site flu shot clinics for your staff.

  • Knowledgeable, Experienced Staff

Our staff  can develop and implement customized health programs for your employees including random quarterly drug screens, on-site flu clinics, pre-placement physicals and even monitor your audio and pulmonary OSHA programs.

Dr. Paul, “Toby”, Hanahan is a lifelong resident of Lake County and for over two decades he has maintained both a surgical and occupational health practice. From patient care and follow up treatment to trauma and work related illness, Dr. Hanahan brings a lifetime of experience to your organization.

Dr. Hanahan is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) and certified provider for the Bureau of Workers Compensation. He is also a Certified Medical Examiner for the Commercial Drivers’ License Medical Exam.

HealthCare for Business understands your employees are your most precious asset, one that you can’t afford to risk losing. Since we are a local business ourselves, we understand the value of personal attention when it comes to your employee’s care and your business’ well-being.

Contact us today at (440) 354-4747 for more information on your customized plan to protect your employees and drive your business’ success.