6020 Sea Bluff Drive, Suite #1,
Playa Vista, CA 90094

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6020 Sea Bluff Drive, Suite #1,
Playa Vista, CA 90094

Mon - Fri

Sat - Sun

Last Apt Seen
15 Mins Before Closing

Workers' Compensation

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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We Are In Most of the
Major California MPN’s &
Workers' Comp Plans

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Some Of The Occupational
Medicine Services We Offer:

  • Injury/First Aid Treatments
  • Post-offer/Pre-placement Physical Examination
  • DOT Physical Examination
  • DL51 Exam & Medical Testing
  • MRO Services
  • Fit For Duty Exams
  • Urine Drug Screens
  • Blood Alcohol Testing
  • Drug Screen Collections
  • Flu Vaccine Clinics
  • On-Site Hepatitis Vaccines
  • Audiometric Evaluations
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Job Site Evaluations; and Independent Medical Examinations
  • Radiological Services
  • TB Skin Testing and Immunizations
  • Physician Consultation Services
  • Case Management Services

FAQ for the Employer

FAQ for the Employee

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Goals of Occupational Medicine:

  • To maintain and improve the well being of the employee through education and early detection of illnesses.
  • To provide direct care, counseling, referral and/or rehabilitation for those with work-related injuries and/or illnesses.
  • To minimize the effects of health hazards on all workers in the work place.
  • To reduce absenteeism, disruption in lifestyle, and delayed functional recovery by providing accurate health assessments in a timely fashion.
  • To comply with federal health and safety regulations, e.g., those required by OSHA.
  • To provide professional consultation services in an effort to meet the health care needs of workers, their employers and their claims managers.
  • To aid in the placement of employees into a work environment that is compatible with their physical and psychological health status.
George Joseph M.D.

George Joseph, M.D.

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.

Susan Karpiel

Susan Karpiel, M.B.A.

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.

E-mail: skarpiel@pvmedcenter.com