[MCOH-EH] [EXTERNAL] Provider Exams for New Hires

Swift, Melanie D., M.D. Swift.Melanie at mayo.edu
Mon Mar 18 12:05:30 PDT 2019

David, lacking evidence of their utility or cost-effectiveness, and sensitive to the ADA, most employers have moved away from full physical exams toward a more targeted preplacement evaluation.

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On Mar 18, 2019, at 12:33 PM, Cockrum, MD David S <dcockrum at frhs.org<mailto:dcockrum at frhs.org>> wrote:

I was hoping to get some input from other medical facilities on this. When I arrived at my current job, the Employee Health team had not been doing provider physical exams for pre-placement medical evals for the hospital; we take a medical history, assess vaccinations, etc, and do a nursing assessment (vitals and vision test). Having come from the military, with a different approach to these things, I was a bit surprised.

I am now working on a re-write of the policy for new hires, and am debating whether to include a provider physical exam. What are other medical facilities doing? Is there a physical exam with every new hire evaluation, only in certain cases, or not at all?

Thanks for any inputs!

        COCKRUM ,       MD

Faith Regional Physician Services
Occupational Health

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