Workers' Compensation

Southern Pain and Spine

Pain Management & Interventional Spine Specialist located in Gainesville, GA

Pain from a work injury can result in lost work days and expensive and lengthy treatments. Ankur Patel, DO, RPH, and the team at Southern Pain and Spine in Gainesville, Georgia, specialize in pain management, focusing on restoring function through rehabilitation. The team provides pain management services for workers’ compensation cases. They also offer independent medical examinations (IME). For expert care get your employee back to work, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Workers' Compensation Q&A

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that covers medical costs and wages for employees who get injured at work. Not all health providers care for workers’ compensation patients. 

When you or your employee gets injured at work, you may not be able to get medical care from your primary care provider. Depending on your injury, you may need specialized care to manage your condition.

Southern Pain and Spine is a pain management practice that provides comprehensive care for injured workers. The team understands how pain from a work injury affects physical and emotional well-being. 

They aim to help injured workers get back to their job as quickly and safely as possible. Instead of prescribing pain medications, the team focuses on finding and treating the source of the pain through rehabilitation. This approach eases pain and improves function. 

What workers’ compensation injuries benefit from pain management?

Southern Pain and Spine provides comprehensive care for all types of pain conditions. Any workers’ compensation patient suffering from pain related to their injury benefits from their expert and compassionate care.

Common pain conditions they treat include:

If you or your employee is suffering from pain because of a work injury, the team at Southern Pain and Spine can help. 

What can I expect with workers’ compensation care?

You can expect professional and comprehensive workers’ compensation care at Southern Pain and Spine. The experienced team led by a board-certified pain management physician has extensive knowledge of the Georgia Workers’ Compensation guidelines and practice. 

The team provides:

  • Direct access to physicians and staff
  • Prompt appointments
  • Communication of findings and progress
  • Documentation for work status
  • Permanent partial impairment (PPI) ratings
  • Maximum medical improvement (MMI) ratings
  • Second opinions
  • Utilization and record reviews
  • Referrals to other specialists
  • Routine drug screening
  • Transfers of care

The team also provides independent medical examinations (IME), giving their expert and independent opinion about a workers’ compensation claim, including necessary treatments, work status, and appropriate disability ratings.

When it comes to workers’ compensation care, the team at Southern Pain and Spine provides cost-effective treatment plans with defined end points and a return to work plan, while focusing on non-narcotic pain relief options.

Find out more about workers’ compensation at Southern Pain and Spine by calling or requesting an appointment online today.