Industrial Medicine and Worker’s Compensation

The Bluegrass Orthopaedics Work Comp Department is designed to assist in management of work injuries. Working as a team, our physicians, rehabilitation professionals and workers comp liaisons focus on recovery and returning to work. We utilize integrated evidence-based protocols that have been demonstrated to reduce lost time, employee morbidity and disability.

We understand that the injured worker’s rehabilitation process is unique and as such, we treat work-related injuries and provide industrial consulting and injury prevention services for our patients. Our specially trained therapists deliver care with a patient-centered approach and focus on goal-oriented treatment programs.

Here at Bluegrass Orthopaedics, our mission is to return the injured worker back to his/her job as efficiently and safely as possible. That’s why we customize care to match the specific needs of the patient. We have a commitment to maintain open communication and to ensure all parties are properly informed throughout the rehabilitation process.

 

Our Services Include:

Preventative Services

  • ADA Compliant Customized Pre-employment Screening
  • Ergonomic Job Site Evaluation
  • Development of Job Specific Exercise Programs
  • Injury Prevention Employee Education

Post Injury Services

  • Prompt evaluation and diagnosis
  • Timely diagnostic testing: X Ray, MRI, EMG/NCVS
  • Skilled Surgical Intervention
  • ESI (Epidural Steroid Injection)
  • IME (Independent Medical Exam) Second Opinion
  • Permanent Partial Impairment Ratings (PPI)
  • Post-Injury Rehabilitation
  • FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluations)
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening

Work Comp Liaisons can be reached at:

  • Phone: 859-263-5140
  • Fax : 859-514-0268
  • Connie Blair-Waters
  • WC Coordinator
  • Email: Connie.Blair@bluegrassortho.com
  • Direct line: 859-422-4571
  • Fax: 859-514-0268