Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
No. OccuHealth provides care and treatment to those without a referral.
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff is bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. We will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
What to bring for your initial consultation?
For your initial consultation, you will need to bring a referral letter from your physician if necessary.
Here is check list for your initial consultation
- Driver’s License or a valid ID
- Insurance information
- Referral Letter (if required)
- Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
- List of medications (if any)
We encourage you to come to your initial consultation with a written list of questions to ensure you don’t forget to ask them when you are seeing the doctor.
What types of Surgery does Occuhealth perform?
OccuHealth performs various hand and upper extremity surgeries, including but not limited to:
- Carpal tunnel release
- Trigger finger release
- Tendon repairs
- Fracture fixation
- Joint replacement
- Nerve decompression
What is the advantage of receiving emergency room care at OccuHealth?
OccuHealth's emergency room care provides prompt and specialized treatment for workers' compensation patients. Their healthcare professionals are experienced in handling work-related injuries and can provide immediate care to ensure the best possible outcomes.
What types of burns does OccuHealth treat?
following types of burns are common for workers' compensation cases in Texas:
- Thermal burns
- Chemical burns
- Electrical burns
- Radiation burns
- Friction burns
What Insurance providers do you accept?
How long do I need time off work after the surgery?
The post-operative recovery period varies based on the particular surgery. Generally, it is recommended patients take two weeks off work to recover from any surgery and to resume light duty following resumption of work. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow for a successful recovery.
How long before I can resume driving?
You should wait at least one week before driving after surgery. The effects of anesthetic and surgery can affect judgment and reflexes during the first week following your surgery. Your surgeon will provide more specifics for your particular situation.
When can I resume exercise?
Your doctor will instruct you about post-treatment exercises – the type and the duration to be followed. You may be referred to a physical therapist to help with strengthening and range of motion exercises following surgery.
How do I contact after hours?
There will be a point of contact 24 hours a day for any concerns you may have. You will be provided with contact details following your treatment. Also, as always, you can contact someone directly from our website.
Will physical therapy be required after surgery?
Getting full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That is where pre-operative exercise, education, and post-operative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
Will I need to stay overnight at Occuhealth?
No, Occuhealth specializes in ambulatory and same-day surgery procedures that do not require an overnight hospital stay.
Will I be able to ask questions before and after my surgery at Occuhealth?
Yes, you and your support person will have the opportunity to ask questions before and after your surgery.
Does Occuhealth accept all workers' compensation insurance providers?
It is recommended to check with Occuhealth to confirm which workers' compensation insurance providers they accept.
What types of hand and upper extremity injuries do you treat
- Fractures: We provide surgical treatments for hand fractures that require open reduction internal fixation. This involves putting the bones back together correctly and stabilizing them using wires, screws, or plates.
- Sprains and Strains: We offer nonsurgical treatments for sprains and strains, which may include splinting, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
- Tendon Injuries: Our team is experienced in managing tendon injuries in the hand and upper extremity. We provide comprehensive treatment plans that may involve splinting, therapy, and, in some cases, surgical intervention.
- Nerve Injuries: We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of nerve injuries in the hand and upper extremity. Our approach may include surgical repair, nerve grafting, or other appropriate interventions.
- Occupational Injuries: We understand the unique challenges of hand and upper extremity injuries in the workplace. Our team can provide specialized care for workers' compensation cases, working closely with employers and insurance providers.
- Rheumatic Conditions: Our hand therapists are trained to provide comprehensive care for individuals with rheumatic diseases affecting the hand and upper extremity.
- Postoperative Rehabilitation: We offer postoperative rehabilitation services to optimize recovery and restore function following hand and upper extremity surgeries.
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