6020 Sea Bluff Drive, Suite #1,
Playa Vista, CA 90094
Mon - Fri
Sat - Sun
Last Apt Seen
15 Mins Before Closing
Walk-In Clinic — Workers’ Compensation Plans
On-the-job injuries can be expensive, time-consuming and sometimes confusing. Companies do not always get the information or the results they need to efficiently handle their injured employee or their Workers’ Compensation claim. At Playa Vista Medical Center, we developed our Occupational Medicine Program with your business in mind. From on-site injury treatment and examinations to alcohol & drug testing, our Occupational Medicine Program can comprehensively handle all your business health needs.
In most cases, your work status reports are separate and are sent over shortly after your employee is discharged. One of the biggest benefits of our occupational medicine and health care program lies in our physicians and staff. Our Occupational Medicine Specialists maximize functional recovery in an effort to decrease workers’ compensation costs, return your employee to do modified work, enhance worker productivity, and improve job satisfaction.
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Executive Director, Occupational Medicine and Medical Review Officer
Dr. Joseph was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh; college and med school at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He moved to Southern California after medical school and did his internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he met Dr. Shoji. Dr. Joseph is board certified in Family Practice and has practiced primary care and urgent care for 30 years. He enjoys taking care of acute illnesses and injuries as well as preventive medicine. He is married with three grown children, loves sports of all kinds, and exercises daily. He also plays golf, skis, loves to read biographies and history, and enjoys spending time with his wife in Palm Springs.
Director of Marketing, Business Development and Occupational Health Programs
Susan has been in the health care field for the last 16 years as an ambulatory care consultant with Karpiel Consulting Group Inc., a nationally recognized leader specializing in emergency medicine process improvement, throughput and patient satisfaction. Her expertise includes marketing of occupational health and urgent care products, and providing financial and feasibility analysis for Hospital and emergency physician group clients. Susan has developed an expertise in providing “state-of-the-art strategic, operational, financial and technical support to emergency services providers that allows clients to meet the needs of their customers through the provision of high quality, cost-effective and customer focused care.
Susan was responsible for planning, developing, and opening three free standing urgent care centers in Southern California. She is also involved in the review and negotiation of managed care contracts.
Prior to joining Karpiel Consulting Group, Inc., Ms. Karpiel has over 25 years of investment banking and lending experience with nationally recognized financial institutions such as Bank of America, Citicorp, CIT and Coast Business Credit, as a Vice President, Senior Account Executive and Senior Transactor.
Ms. Karpiel obtained her MBA from Pepperdine University in 1979, and her B.S. degree with emphasis in Finance and Economics from California State University at Northridge in 1976.
An avid traveler, Susan has globe trotted the world traveling to date to 105 countries. In addition to traveling, Susan enjoys scuba diving, cycling, spending time with her Samoyed “Misho” and sailing on her 40 foot yacht “Great Escape.” Susan is on the Board of Directors for Precious Life Shelter and Food Finders.