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.
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Great Doctor & Staff Very efficent and caring
Except for being 35 minutes late opening, the experience was good.
Dr Ahwah was very good! He listened to me and checked me thoroughly. I highly recommend him. I’m not sure though if he has other regular office other than Urgent Care, otherwise, I will have him as my PCP.
Very quick! I showed up as a walk-in patient right when the Clinic opened. Spent maybe 15 minutes filling paperwork and dealing with insurance. Saw the doctor almost immediately, took him 5 seconds to determine my ailment, sent me off with 3 prescriptions. A couple days later I’m as good as new!
Quick and efficient! Glad to know this option of a quick visit is so close to home and open on weekends
I was treated promptly and keep kindly, when I came in after a bicycling accident. The medication that was prescribed is working. The glued wound continued to bleed at home, so I had to apply a large adhesive strip to stop bleeding on my clothing. I’m trending better. Thanks for your care.
Very helpful staff in & out quickly . Highly recommend for urgent care .
I was already at Concentra and the customer service was so bad I left and drove to NewMD in El Cerrito. I was done before Concentra called me to set up my information for my visit. The staff at NewMD was absolutely wonderful.
The doctor and whole team was awesome. My first time there and my first time to an urgent care facility. Good to know there is a convenient place in my neighborhood that I can get in and out quickly. A quick diagnosis, vitals, medical notes/info, and a prescription …and a CVS in the same mall for the pharmacy!
The staff and doctor were all quite courteous and welcoming. I got a lot of information about my condition from the doctor, who was very thorough and had an excellent “bedside manner.”
visit to your medical service was timely & well done
Dr. Ian Ahwah was great! He knew exactly what was going on with my severe sore throat and prescribed me some meds that took care of the condition. Thank you Dr. Ahwah!
Great workers very caring
The facility was clean and bright, registration was quick and easy, and the wait time was short. I was treated with respect. The doctor communicated well regarding the medical issue and treatment.
Very good experience. He listened well and was genuinely concerned. I would absolutely recommend to a friend!
Dr. Ahwah is always patient and always listens. The staff there are great and very helpful.