The Importance Of Professional Testimony
Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) is the study of environmental and occupational-related injury or illness. This area of medicine applies to all types of industries and every type of workplace, regardless of the occupation. Since a wide variety of occupations that can be part of a legal matter, choosing the correct OEM expert witness is an integral part of litigation.
Safety programs in the workplace are created to prevent such injuries or illnesses from occurring. Therefore it’s necessary to have a medical expert who has experience studying the environmental details with a full understanding of the type of occupation in question. Since Dr. Fletcher has designed workplace safety programs for a variety of industries, he is uniquely qualified to understand many occupational locations and materials, including industrial, chemical, or constructional work environments and materials including chemicals, industrial equipment, building structure, and overall safety of work-related tasks.
Occupational Health Expertise
Since 2001, SafeWorks Illinois has provided comprehensive occupational health services and return-to-work programs in order to create safe, drug-free businesses and industries. Dr. Fletcher has constantly innovated and added service lines to allow patients to receive global treatment from all providers associated with their care under SafeWorks’ team by creating what is now known as the 217 Medical Campus, encompassing physicians from a variety of different disciplines.
The following list represents some of Dr. Fletcher’s greatest accomplishments as it pertains to patient care:
- In 2011, Dr. Fletcher partnered with AHCS to offer physician dispensing, a largely beneficial and tremendously valued patient convenience, especially considering the number of patients who are without reliable transportation.
- Also, in 2011, Dr. Fletcher launched a physical therapy department, complete with state-of-the-art equipment, such as a Hydro-Track Water Therapy Tank and Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill, whose success was so prolific that ATI purchased the department from him, along with Dr. Fletcher’s Return-to-Work Center, in 2016. ATI continues to operate the physical therapy department as part of the SafeWorks facility.
- Dr. Fletcher has built symbiotic relationships with countless ancillary physicians, many of whom travel from their respective practices all over Illinois to see patients at SafeWorks, again for the benefit and convenience of the patient.
- Dr. Fletcher recently opened 217 Immediate Care, offering expanded hours and providing for non-workers’-compensation patients to be seen for urgent-care-based illnesses and injuries.
Why Dr. Fletcher?
Dr. David Fletcher offers you a wide knowledge of occupational health and medicine. His private practice, SafeWorks Illinois, is a premier provider of Occupational Health services. Dr. Fletcher remains current on all OSHA regulations and specializes in the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well being of workers in all occupations. Not only is Dr. Fletcher an expert in understanding the safety departures that can create less than optimum working conditions, he also understands the need for workers to be placed in occupational environments adapted to his or her physiological and psychological requirements.