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Occupational Medicine

Family Urgent Care

Internal Medicine - Primary Care and Urgent Care Centers located in Schererville, IN & Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

In 2016, there were 2.9 million workplace accidents in the private sector, which is a number that is steadily declining thanks largely to occupational medicine. From prevention to treatment, occupational medicine provides you with the coverage you need to stay safe while on the job. Asrar Sheikh, MD, and the skilled team at Family Urgent Care, also offer DOT physicals, employee physicals, and drug screenings should you need them as a condition for your employment. To learn more about the occupational medicine services at Family Urgent Care, call the office in Schererville, Indiana, or the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Alternatively, you can walk-in during normal business hours or request an appointment online at any time.

Occupational Medicine Q & A

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What is occupational medicine?

Whether you're dangling from scaffolding several stories up, or you work in an office filled with computer wires running across the floor, workplace injuries can happen anywhere, at any time, and they require quality and timely occupational medicine services.

To give you an idea of the prevalence of workplace injuries, here are some statistics:

  • Manufacturing has the highest rate of injury with just under 4 injuries per 100 workers
  • Retail trade and construction are a close second with about 3.5 injuries per 100 workers
  • Wholesale trade comes in at about 3 injuries per 100 workers
  • Finance and insurance, understandably, account for less than 1 injury per 100 workers


Occupational medicine not only encompasses care for employee injuries, but the team at Family Urgent Care also offers services like employee physicals, DOT physicals, and drug screenings should your employer require them for your employment.

What are the most common workplace injuries?

Some of the most common workplace injuries are:

  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Machine entanglements
  • Car accidents
  • Collisions (on foot)
  • Falling objects
  • Reaction injuries (without falling)
  • Falling from heights
  • Slipping and tripping
  • Overexertion


If you suffer an injury while you're at work, the compassionate team at Family Urgent Care can help. 

What should I do if I am injured on the job?

If you sustain an injury while you're at work, it's important to report it as soon as possible. Of course, your ability to do so may be compromised, in which case your priority is to seek medical attention.

If the injury isn't life-threatening, you should have a medical expert at Family Urgent Care assess the injury. This is important for your health, as well as any workers' compensation claim you may have to file.

If you're experiencing pain outside of work, but you suspect it may be related to your job, reach out to Family Urgent Care for help.

How are workplace injuries treated?

There's no blanket answer to this question, as it depends upon your injury. Rest assured that your doctor fully evaluates the problem and chooses an appropriate treatment plan.

Your doctor can also contact your supervisor, if applicable, keeping them up to date on your injury and ability to work.

If you're injured on the job or require an employee physical, DOT physical, or drug screening, call Family Urgent Care today, or request an appointment online. 

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