Workers’ Compensation Services
Orthopedic injuries can often be caused by work related accidents. The physicians at Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida provide non-surgical as well as surgical management of work-related injuries. Our providers are all Work Comp certified by the State of Florida. We have a dedicated Work Comp team who work together with the physician, patient, nurse case manager, adjuster, and employer to coordinate the medical treatment plan of the patient.
It is very important to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. Even the most minor of injuries can develop into major health problems. Your employer should report your injury to their Workers’ Compensation carrier who will then assign an adjuster to your claim. This adjuster should direct you as to where to go to seek medical treatment.
Our focus is on early determination of your diagnosis, and development of a personalized treatment plan in order to allow for a more rapid recovery (results will vary by individual). We offer comprehensive services including professional evaluation & management, full body accredited MRI, physical & occupational therapy including certified hand therapists, digital x-ray, ultrasound, and injections.
Please contact our work comp department for more information or to schedule an appointment. We will make every effort to work with you, and your work comp carrier to assist in the management of your care.
Orthopedic Specialists of SWFL is the largest medical orthopedic and spine practice within Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry counties. All of our physicians are knowledgeable in treating work-related injuries and their unique circumstances. Our primary focus is providing timely services and detailed reporting of pertinent findings (eg. DWC-25 form) in order to improve a patient’s functionality. We aim to facilitate a prompt return to gainful employment.
We offer comprehensive services including
- Professional evaluation & management
- Full body accredited MRI
- Physical and occupational therapy including board certified hand therapists
- Digital x-ray, ultrasound, and injections
Additional advantages include
- Dedicated workers’ compensation team consisting of four readily accessible professionals
- Can be reached via phone, fax, or email
- Timely treatment- same day or next business day appointments
- Prompt communication of reports and medical results
To schedule an appointment please contact us at the phone number listed below. If preferred, Nurse Case Managers/ Adjusters can download our new patient forms from the hyperlinks below and fax them to (239) 461-6397.
If your call is urgent and no one is available to assist you, please press “4” on your phone keypad during the voicemail greeting and your call will be routed to an available staff member.
Work Comp Department: (239) 461-6371
Fax: (239) 461-6397
Our Work Comp Team
Liz Ramos, Work Comp Coordinator for:
- Dr. Jeremy Schwartz, Dr. Allen Tafel and Dr. P. Jeffrey Richards
- (239) 461-3645
Sharon Arthur, Work Comp Coordinator for:
- Dr. Paul Fuchs, Dr. Fletcher Reynolds
- (239) 461-6376
Gloria Lyons, Work Comp Coordinator for:
- Dr. Antonio Flores, Dr. Camilo Guzman & Dr. Francesca Swartz
- (239) 461-3676
Jessica Randall, Work Comp Coordinator for:
- Dr. Jason Nemitz, Dr. Charles Springer & Dr. Patrick Leach
- (239) 461-3650
Main office line: (239) 334-7000
Fax: (239) 461-6397
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