Workers Compensation Specialist

New MD & Urgent Care

Occupational Medicine & Urgent Care located in American Canyon, CA & El Cerrito, CA

When you’re injured in a work-related accident, you need a compassionate, knowledgeable physician to handle your case. At New MD & Urgent Care, Malcolm Johnson, MD, and Ian Ahwah, MD, offer workers’ compensation evaluations and referrals. At New MD & Urgent Care in El Cerrito and American Canyon, we conveniently serve patients in Berkeley, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, Hercules, Albany, Vallejo, and Napa, California. You can expect prompt care and accurate diagnosis for your workers’ compensation claim. For treatment of a work-related injury, schedule an appointment using the online booking feature or call the office closest to you.

Workers Compensation Q & A

Why do I need a doctor experienced in workers’ compensation?

The initial evaluation of your injury by a qualified physician is an important factor in your workers’ compensation case. At New MD & Urgent Care, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah are knowledgeable about the workers’ compensation process.

As board-certified physicians, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah ensure you receive prompt medical treatment for your injury. They use on-site laboratory testing and X-rays to confirm an accurate diagnosis and create a treatment plan specific to your needs.

This high level of care is necessary for your workers’ compensation claim and is the first step in recovering from your injuries.

What happens during a workers’ compensation evaluation?

Dr. Ahwah and Dr. Johnson evaluate the severity of your injury to determine the best course of treatment. If your injury needs advanced medical treatment, they refer you to a specialist for further treatment.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Ahwah and Dr. Johnson determine if you need to take time off from work to recover or need to follow certain work restrictions. If you aren’t able to work due to your injury, Dr. Ahwah and Dr. Johnson can decide on the right timeline for you to return to your job without causing additional injury.

What can I expect in follow-up care of a work-related injury?

Even if you see a specialist for your on-the-job injury, Dr. Ahwah and Dr. Johnson can perform a follow-up assessment of your health for your workers’ compensation claim. They can determine when you have reached maximum medical improvement and help in deciding your level of disability, if any exists.

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah also maintain highly detailed medical records that you might need as evidence in your workers’ compensation case. These records document your initial injury, the overall treatment plan, and the professional medical opinion of your ability to return to your work duties.

If you’re injured in a workplace accident, contact the New MD & Urgent Care office nearest you to learn more about treating workers’ compensation injuries. You can also use the convenient online booking feature to schedule your appointment.