OccMed is all about the Safety and Wellness of corporate employees, which is a tenant of chiropractic and should be practiced by all DC’s. However, instead of convincing one patient at a time, with OccMed you only have to convince one company leader, and he now mandates all workers to go thru you for these safety and wellness tests. As they do, you have the chance to talk to them about chiropractic care, while screening them for all the mandated health assessments several of which specifically target spine related problems. This is a 33 Billion dollar industry which treats DC’s equal to any other medical provider. Why wouldn’t you want to participate? Some of the services cost nothing for you to start doing. Others need additional equipment, but the equipment costs far less than say an adjusting table or x-ray machine.
How many services can you do in a day? I have supervised 500 drug screens in a day at $20 each, or 80 employees for hearing $30/drug $40/PFT $40/Fit testing $40 ($150 total for each) all in one day. Prices per employee can range from $20 to $1000 each, and each company does this over and over. Some tests are monthly, some are yearly, but the companies are mandated by the government to do them. City’s, County’s, State, and the Federal government also allocate this work, such as exams for police and correctional officers, firemen, emergency rescuers, etc…. so there is occupational work in every city in the country.
ALL DC’s SHOULD KNOW HOW TO DO THIS AND WORK WITHIN CORPORATE AMERICA.
James Raker DC