Your Place Or Ours

Your Place Or Ours

On site at your location, or at a state-of-the-art Immediate Care facility, we will meet all of your occupational and industrial medicine needs.

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We have extensive experience helping businesses reduce injuries, lower costs and promote a safe work place.

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We Help Identify The Right Candidates

Our pre-employment physicals and drug and alcohol testing programs help screen and better match candidates to positions.  

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    • Locations

      • 1 John James Audubon Parkway
        Suite 200
        Amherst, NY 14228
      • 716.817.5362
        716.817.5363 (fax)
      • 2099 Niagara Falls Boulevard
        Amherst, NY 14228
      • 716.817.5362
        716.564.2272 (fax)
      • Mon-Fri 9am – 8pm
        Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
      • 2497 Delaware Avenue
        Buffalo, NY 14216
      • 716.817.5362
        716.874.2274 (fax)
      • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
        Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
      • 5014 Transit Road
        Cheektowaga, NY 14043
      • 716.817.5362
        716.684.2274 (fax)
      • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
        Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
      • 3050 Orchard Park Road
        Orchard Park, NY 14224
      • 716.817.5362
        716.674.0395 (fax)
      • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
        Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
      • 7616 Transit Road
        Williamsville, NY 14221
      • 716.817.5362
        716.817.9905 (fax)
      • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
        Sun-Sat 9am – 8pm
      • 2745 West Ridge Road
        Greece, NY 14626
      • 585.360.1788
        585.225.5256 (fax)
      • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
        Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
      • 2685 East Henrietta Road
        Henrietta, NY 14467
      • 585.360.1788
        585.444.0108 (fax)
      • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
        Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
      • 1065 Ridge Road
        Webster, NY 14580
      • 585.360.1788
        585.872.2275 (fax)
      • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
        Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
    • Wellness

      In response to skyrocketing healthcare costs for employers, Pulse partners with your organization to create customized wellness programs. The benefits of wellness programs are twofold—they improve employees’ health while saving significant costs.

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    • Services

      Pulse Occupational Medicine has extensive experience helping businesses reduce injuries, lower costs and promote a safe workplace. On site at your location, or at a state-of-the-art urgent care center, we meet all of your occupational and industrial medicine needs.

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    Locations

    Pulse Occupational Medicine and urgent care centers: A perfect partnership! Pulse Occupational Medicine offers its services on site at your location, or at one of our    WNY Immediate Care and Rochester Immediate Care sites.

    • 1 John James Audubon Parkway
      Suite 200
      Amherst, NY 14228
    • 716.817.5362
      716.817.5363 (fax)

    Just north of the I-290 and The Home Depot, next door to the Pancake House

    • 2099 Niagara Falls Boulevard
      Amherst, NY 14228
    • 716.817.5362
      716.564.2272 (fax)
    • Mon-Fri 9am – 8pm
      Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
    • Jerome J. Ulatowski, MD
      Medical Director

    Just north of Hertel Avenue, next door to Frank's Sunny Italy

    • 2497 Delaware Avenue
      Buffalo, NY 14216
    • 716.817.5362
      716.874.2274 (fax)
    • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
      Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
    • Jerome J. Ulatowski, MD
      Medical Director

    Between Losson Road and Como Park Boulevard, just north of Wegmans

    • 5014 Transit Road
      Cheektowaga, NY 14043
    • 716.817.5362
      716.684.2274 (fax)
    • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
      Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
    • Jerome J. Ulatowski, MD
      Medical Director

    Just north of the Tops/Lowes plaza, next door to Leisure Rinks and Duff’s Restaurant

    • 3050 Orchard Park Road
      Orchard Park, NY 14224
    • 716.817.5362
      716.674.0395 (fax)
    • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
      Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
    • Jerome J. Ulatowski, MD
      Medical Director

    Across from Eastern Hills Mall

    • 7616 Transit Road
      Williamsville, NY 14221
    • 716.817.5362
      716.817.9905 (fax)
    • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
      Sun-Sat 9am – 8pm
    • Jerome J. Ulatowski, MD
      Medical Director

    Next door to Wegmans in the Ridgemont Plaza

    • 2745 West Ridge Road
      Greece, NY 14626
    • 585.360.1788
      585.225.5256 (fax)
    • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
      Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
    • Karl Auerbach, MD
      Medical Director

    At the corner of E. Henrietta and Calkins Road

    • 2685 East Henrietta Road
      Henrietta, NY 14467
    • 585.360.1788
      585.444.0108 (fax)
    • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
      Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
    • Karl Auerbach, MD
      Medical Director

    Across from the Kohls/Dick's plaza

    • 1065 Ridge Road
      Webster, NY 14580
    • 585.360.1788
      585.872.2275 (fax)
    • Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm
      Sat-Sun 9am – 8pm
    • Karl Auerbach, MD
      Medical Director

    Services

    The Pulse Occupational Medicine team treats all our patients with compassion, empathy and respect for their dignity and privacy. To obtain a printout of our complete list of services, please contact us at pulseoccmed@wnyimmediatecare.com

     

    Drug testing and screening is a key component of many companies’ risk management program. Pulse Occupational Medicine assists employers in implementing drug screening programs through the use of the independent forensic laboratory of your choice. We also offer rapid testing of certain non-DOT samples; negative results are often available electronically to employers within 15 minutes. We would be happy to discuss in greater detail your company’s specific drug and alcohol testing needs.

    • Breath Alcohol Testing

      Pulse Occupational Medicine staff members are experienced and certified in evidential breath alcohol testing. We offer employers screening and confirmation testing of employees in both DOT regulated (DOT 49CFR Part 40) and non-regulated industries in support of pre-placement, employment, post-accident, random, return-to duty and stand-down workplace situations.

    • Random Consortium Programs

      Let Pulse Occupational Medicine eliminate the work and worry from your Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Program with our confidential and professional service. We offer employers assistance in managing all or part of their drug and alcohol testing program's compliance for both DOT and NON-DOT.

    • Hair Collections

      Hair testing for drugs is the most effective way to evaluate long-term use patterns (typically provides up to a 90-day use history). This is many employers’ technique of choice for pre-placement screenings.

    • Urine Collections

      We provide federal DOT and non-DOT testing regiments. Many businesses rely on urine testing for its cost effectiveness and capacity to screen for a wide variety of drug substances. Urine drug testing detects recent drug use and is suitable for all testing reasons, from pre-employment, to random and post-accident. Currently, urine drug testing is the only method approved for Federally-Regulated Drug and Alcohol Programs. We defer to your company’s internal policies and procedures when performing urine collections and we can work with you to develop policies.

    • MRO - Medical Review Officer

      Pulse Occupational Medicine employs two Certified Medical Review Officers, Dr. Karl Auerbach and Dr. Jerome Ulatowski, to oversee and assure the accuracy and integrity of our drug and alcohol testing services. Their role as MRO is to determine if there is a legitimate medical explanation for laboratory-confirmed positive, adulterated, substituted and/or invalid drug test results, to protect the confidentiality of the drug testing information, and to ensure timely flow of test results and other information to employers.

    • Firefighter (interior, exterior)

      Our firefighter medical pre-placement and  surveillance exams are performed following the NFPA 1582 standards to assess firefighter readiness to perform the essential job functions, focusing on strength and aerobic readiness for full-duty status. Recommended for public, governmental, military, private and industrial firefighters.

    • DOT/FMCSA Certification Exam

      DOT/FMCS physicals evaluate whether or not a driver is healthy enough to operate a commercial motor vehicle. A driver with health issues like sleep apnea, diabetes, poor vision and high blood pressure could be hazardous if medical conditions become unmanageable while driving. A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed medical examiner that is listed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry (NCRME). Please call our offices to arrange a convenient and timely appointment with one of our NCRME registered providers.  

    • School, Sports Exam

      We administer school and sports physicals for students of all grade levels. Please bring immunization records and all required forms.

    • OSHA Medical Surveillances

      Our regulatory and compliance examinations (such as respirator exams and asbestos exams) are performed in accordance with OSHA Standards to establish a medical baseline or periodic evaluation for employees.

    • Basic Physical Exam

      We offer pre-placement physical examinations to help companies answer the question, "Does this person have the physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of this job?"  A careful review of your employee’s medical and occupational history is a core component of all our exams.

    • College Health Clinical Services

      We contract with local and regional colleges and universities to help support student health and wellness.

    • Employer On-Site Clinics

      We welcome the opportunity to assist employers in providing in-plant or on-site clinics in support of employee health, wellness and workplace safety. Employer on-site clinics include, but are not limited to, case follow-up when appropriate, assistance with case management, drug screening, flu vaccinations and other occupational necessities.

    • Company Physician Designation

      We welcome the opportunity to contract with local, regional and national employers, providing access to board certified physicians, a variety of health providers and after-hours case management.

    • Ergonomic Assessment of the Workplace

      Many Workers’ Compensation injuries are repetitive in nature.  By observing the employee at work, occupational providers, working in conjunction with industrial hygienists or other safety personnel, can make recommendations to make the job safer.  We work with employers to identify tasks and workstation modifications that can help reduce physical stress on the body and eliminate potentially serious debilitating injuries.

    • CPR/AED-AHA Certification /Recertification

      We provide on-site employee training in first aid, CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AED). All classes are conducted by our COHN-S who is instructor-trainer certified by the American Heart Association.

    • Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training

      Many drug programs require drug and alcohol testing for “reasonable suspicion”. We train your supervisors to recognize potential drug or alcohol impaired employees in a manner consistent with Federal regulations. We help supervisors know what to look for and what to do.

    • Audiology Testing

      Companies with employees working in areas that meet or exceed 85 (A) decibels are required to provide hearing evaluations on an annual basis. We provide hearing tests as part of our custom physical exam packages or as a stand-alone service. All testing is performed according to the specifications listed in OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.95 within a certified room or hearing booth.

    • Spirometry & Pulmonary Function Testing

      Spirometry (one of the most common of the pulmonary function tests) can be used to detect airway obstruction or restriction. It is a useful tool to determine an individual’s lung capacity. Pulse Occupational Medicine utilizes an American Thoracic Society (ATS) approved instrument for this test.

    • Hearing Conservation

      We work closely with a local Certified Audiology Group to assist our client companies in the implementation and maintenance of an efficient and economical hearing conservation program. Hearing conservation programs are aimed at helping employers reduce and prevent employee hearing loss, thereby reducing potential liability costs from hearing loss claims.

    • Vision Screening

      We offer near, far, depth, peripheral and color vision screenings.

    • Immunizations and Influenza Vaccinations

      We offer a large variety of immunizations needed for various occupational situations.

    • X-Ray Services

      We offer on-site digital x-ray services at all Pulse Occupational Medicine locations.  Independent Radiologists reads are typically available electronically within 30 minutes of services being performed.

    • Laboratory Testing

      We provide a variety of occupational laboratory collections at each of our Pulse locations and utilize a licensed, accredited medical laboratory to assure quality diagnostics.

    • Blood Borne Pathogen Testing & Treatment

      We evaluate and treat as appropriate for exposure to blood borne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

    • Work-Related Illness and Injuries

      We understand that having an employee off work is costly.  Our program “enables” rather than “disables” injured employees. First and foremost, we "treat right medically"!  We evaluate what the patient can do, not what they can’t do. Our providers follow the evidence-based national and state guidelines for Workers’ Compensation.

    • Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations

      Our occupational medicine trained providers perform medical evaluations to determine if an employee is fit to work or fit to return to work from a previous injury or illness (which may not be work related). Our goal is to provide the patient and the employer the opportunity for the patient to continue work when appropriate. We respect the employer’s right to determine if work restrictions can be accommodated and essential functions of the job can be met. 

    • Workers’ Compensation Case Management

      Most people who remain at work recover quicker than people who are out of work. Our goal is to allow the patient to continue to work and earn pay, while staying safe in the environment. We take an active role in making things happen to foster the best outcome for the patient and the employer.

    Wellness

    An investment in your employees’ health and wellness is an investment in your company’s future.  Our Certified Health Coach will work with you to build a culture of wellness tailored to meet your company’s specific health goals.  

     

    We also provide on-site wellness presentations on a variety of topics from formal presentations to participating in your company’s health fair.  Favorite “lunch and learn” topics include: hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease, weight, smoking cessation and heat/cold.

     

    For more information, contact us at pulseoccmed@wnyimmediatecare.com

    Contact

    Interested in learning more about how Pulse Occupational Medicine can partner with you? We’d be happy to talk with you about your unique challenges. 

    For Billing Questions:

    • Urgent Care Billing of TeamHealth
      2351 North Forest Road
      Suite 100
      Getzville, NY 14068
    • 716.650.6323

    Corporate Office:

    • TeamHealth Ambulatory Care
      1 John James Audubon Parkway
      Suite 200
      Amherst, NY 14228
    • 716.204.4500
      716.204.4501 (fax)
    • Deborah Metz
      Vice President, Occupational Medicine, TeamHealth

     

    Billing Questions:
    Workers’ Compensation - 716.817.1904
    Occupational Medicine - 716.650.6323

    Schedule  Appointments:
    Western New York - 716.817.5362
    Rochester - 716.817.5362
    pulseoccmed@wnyimmediatecare.com

    Client Services:
    Renee Parisi
    Pulse Coordinator
    Pulse Occupational Medicine
    716.817.5362
    renee_parisi@teamhealth.com 

    Corporate Contact:
    Deborah Metz
    Vice President, Operations
    Occupational Medicine
    p: 716.817.1926
    f: 716.817.5363

    About

    Mission: To provide quality, customer-focused occupational health and wellness services to employers and their employees. We pride ourselves in delivering individualized, cost-effective, high-quality healthcare solutions to the workplace.

    At Pulse Occupational Medicine we understand that employee health is one of the defining elements of a competitive business advantage, and we believe that occupational/environmental medicine is an investment in workforce productivity. More than a reactive approach of simply treating injuries, Pulse offers an integrated model that spans wellness promotion and injury prevention, early return-to-work programs, and customized solutions designed to meet the business objectives of employers, while focused on the health and safety of the employees.

    Pulse Occupational Medicine is managed by TeamHealth Ambulatory Care, with corporate offices in Amherst, New York. TeamHealth (NYSE:TMH), a national healthcare management organization, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Occupational medicine services performed in or around the county of Monroe, New York area under the Pulse name are performed by Rochester Medicine, PLLC d/b/a Pulse Occupational Medicine of Rochester. Pulse Occupational Medicine of Rochester is managed by TeamHealth Ambulatory Care, but is an entity separate and distinct from Pulse Occupational Medicine.

    Additional TeamHealth occupational medicine brands include: COMBI Occupational Medicine, EPN Urgent Care, Methodist Urgent Care, ParkMed Urgent Care and TeamHealth Occupational Health.

    • Joseph L. Chow, MD ViewHide Bio Joseph L. Chow, MD
      President, TeamHealth Ambulatory Care

      Joe_Chow@Teamhealth.com
      716.204.4500

      Clinical superiority and patient satisfaction are of utmost concern to Dr. Joseph L. Chow, President, TeamHealth Urgent Care. Dr. Chow leads by example—he consistently receives superior patient satisfaction scores with patients oftentimes citing his compassion and care as a primary reason for their positive experiences at the centers in which he works.

      Dr. Chow joined our organization in 2007. He received the TeamHealth Urgent Care Medical Director of the Year Award in 2012. Dr. Chow now oversees the medical care delivered at all TeamHealth affiliated urgent care facilities across the country.

      Dr. Chow is board certified in Family Practice. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University at Buffalo. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Chow completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University at Rochester. He also earned a Master's of Business Administration from the University at Buffalo in 2014, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

      In addition to his position with TeamHealth, Dr. Chow has served as Medical Director and Medical Review Officer for DuPont Industries in Buffalo, NY. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo’s Department of Family Medicine, and precepts medical students at a local volunteer medical clinic.

      Prior to joining TeamHealth, Dr. Chow was a Partner and Treasurer of Springville Pediatrics and Adult Care, LLP. He served as the attending physician for the Gow School, and sports physician at the Springville Griffith Institute.

    • Karl Auerbach, MD ViewHide Bio Karl Auerbach, MD
      National Medical Director, Pulse Occupational Medicine

      Karl_Auerbach@teamhealth.com
      585.360.1788

      Karl Auerbach, M.D., is the National Medical Director for TeamHealth’s Occupational Medicine Program and Regional Medical Director for Pulse Occupational Medicine in Rochester, NY. Highly-respected regionally and nationally for his wealth of knowledge in the specialty of occupational and preventive medicine, Dr. Auerbach is at his best when sharing what he knows. He is an excellent clinician and enthusiast coach and mentor.

      Dr. Auerbach is a board-certified physician in Preventative and Occupational Medicine. He is a past President and current Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and presently serves as its national secretary and treasurer. He also retains his academic appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

      Dr. Auerbach earned a bachelor’s degree in math and electrical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in bioengineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, and an MBA in information and computer science at the University of Rochester’s Simon School. He served his residency at the University of Rochester and its Associated Hospitals Program in Internal Medicine. 

      Dr. Auerbach is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), experienced in setting up drug testing programs and reviewing drug test results. He has provided occupational health services and consulting to companies of all sizes for over 35 years and has made numerous presentations on a variety of occupational topics at the regional, state and national levels.

    • Jerome J. Ulatowski, MD ViewHide Bio Jerome J. Ulatowski, MD
      Medical Director, Pulse Occupational Medicine

      Jerome_Ulatowski@teamhealth.com
      716.817.5362

      Dr. Ulatowski is the Medical Director for Pulse Occupational Medicine’s Western New York (Buffalo) program. Known for his compassionate demeanor, comprehensive knowledge and clinical experience in occupational and industrial medicine, Dr. Ulatowski provides medical oversight to five occupational medicine clinics and several large off-site industrial company contracts.

      With over 20 years of experience in occupational medicine, Dr. Ulatowski understands that getting patients back on the job quickly and safely is of utmost importance. He is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), Certified FMCSA (DOT) Examiner, certified in Audiology and Pulmonary Function and is a New York State Workers’ Compensation physician. Additionally, Dr. Ulatowski has over six years’ experience performing Workers’ Compensation “second opinion” evaluations to the Towns of Jamestown, Orchard Park, Lackawanna, Amherst and North Tonawanda. 

      In addition to his position with Pulse, Dr. Ulatowski is currently Medical Director for the following: GM Holdings, Lockport Division; Occidental Chemical Corporation, Niagara Plant; Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara; and United Cerebral Palsy Association. He is town physician for the Town of Lewiston, a member of the Niagara County Board of Health and serves on the Board of Directors for 5320 Military Road Association. 

      Dr. Ulatowski earned his medical degree from Universidad Central del Este (UCE). He completed a mini-residency in Occupational Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and American Board of Forensic Examiners Diplomat. Dr. Ulatowski is also Clinical Instructor in the Physician Assistant Programs at D’Youville College and Daemen College.

    • Deborah Metz ViewHide Bio Deborah Metz
      Vice President, Occupational Medicine, TeamHealth

      Deborah_Metz@teamhealth.com
      716.817.1926

      Ms. Metz is the Vice President of Operations for TeamHealth’s Occupational Medicine Program. She is responsible for the strategic and operational growth and development of Pulse Occupational Medicine programs in Western New York and Rochester, NY. Ms. Metz also provides strategic and operational guidance and direction for the development and expansion of occupational medicine services in Florida and Texas.  

      She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, Economics and Finance and over 25 years’ experience in health care operations and management. Prior to joining Pulse Occupational Medicine, Ms. Metz served as Executive Director of a PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) program; Vice President for Hospital Operations at Rochester General Hospital; Executive Director for ViaHealth’s Behavioral Health Network; and Administrator at The Genesee Hospital in Rochester, NY. This included in-depth, hands-on experience managing multi-disciplinary clinical departments and service lines, including but not limited to, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Dentistry/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Psychiatry and Occupational Medicine.

      Ms. Metz has demonstrated success in blending solid clinical and business principles to deliver innovative, cost-sensitive and high-quality services; setting and attaining goals and objectives; and improving staff accountability with a focus on customer service.

    • Renee Parisi ViewHide Bio Renee Parisi
      Coordinator, Pulse Occupational Medicine

      Renee_Parisi@teamhealth.com
      716.817.5362

      Ms. Parisi is the Coordinator for Pulse Occupational Medicine. She has held this position since 2010 and is the day-to-day point of contact for all Western New York and Rochester Occupational Medicine client companies seeking to clarify or add services. Prior to joining Pulse, Ms. Parisi supported the Immediate Care operations in Western New York.  

      Ms. Parisi plays a key role in the expansion and marketing of occupational medicine services; the on-boarding of new client companies; and in providing staff training and competence in occupational health standards and practices throughout our clinics. 

      Ms. Parisi is a Certified Medical Review Officer Assistant (MRO-A) through the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC) and supports the Medical Review Officers for our national drug and alcohol testing program. Additionally, she is a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) through the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conversation (CAOHC), is a Certified “Train the Trainer” through DATIA (Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association) and is a Provisional Instructor with Lifeloc Technologies for breath alcohol testing.

    News

    Pulse Occupational Medicine is committed to a proactive approach to health and wellness. We are pleased to present information and tools for a healthy lifestyle, including a links to regional and national health organizations.

    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: The AHRQ has compiled healthcare "report cards" that provide comparative information on the quality of health plans, hospitals, medical groups, individual physicians, nursing homes and other providers of care.
    • Complete Video Guide to Lung Disease: A collection of educational video resources offering information about the consequences, prevention techniques and treatment methods of lung disease.
    • Medline Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

    Careers

    Pulse Occupational Medicine  provides you with an opportunity to put your skills to use, to become a leader in a growing organization and to be appropriately compensated—all this and you can have a life, too. We place a premium on innovation, excellence and performance.

    Available Positions
    Click here to view all available positions at TeamHealth.

     

    FAQs

    Do you have questions? Good, because we have answers! And if we don’t answer your question here, please feel free to contact the site administrator at the Pulse Occupational Medicine site nearest you, or our corporate office. Please note that, for the safety of our patients, we cannot give medical advice of any kind via the Internet or phone.

    • Do I need an appointment?

      We encourage all Pulse clients to make an appointment for physicals and Workers’ Compensation follow-up visits. Appointments are not required for initial injury care, drug screens, breath alcohol tests or flu shots. You may simply walk-in to any one of our facilities. Drug and Alcohol testing can be performed on a walk in basis 9am to 7pm Monday thru Friday and 9-5 Saturday and Sunday.

    • What should I bring with me when I visit Pulse Occupational Medicine?

      All employees or job candidates must bring a photo ID and any employer authorizations or requisitions for service. If candidates will be receiving immunizations during their visit, they should bring their record of past immunizations. 

      If an employee was injured at work and initially treated at an emergency department, the employee should bring their medical documentation from the visit.

    • What should I do if I get injured at work?

      If you are injured at work, you should notify your supervisor of your injury immediately. If your injury requires treatment by a physician, proceed to one of our facilities to be seen by a medical provider.

    • I have been released from care but I started hurting again, what should I do?

      Report this to your supervisor. Your company will contact the insurance adjustor. The insurance adjustor will authorize an evaluation of the condition.

    • Can Pulse Occupational Medicine’s physician serve as my primary physician?

      No, we do not provide ongoing primary care services.  Our physicians specialize in occupational medicine just like a cardiologist specializes in caring for your heart. If our provider discovers a medical condition that requires regular monitoring by a medical professional, you will be referred for follow-up with your primary care provider.

    • Do you provide x-rays at your facility?

      Yes, we have a state-of-the-art radiology department on-site at each of our
      facilities.

    • May I bring my children along with me if I am coming for a work-related appointment?

      It is best to make other arrangements for your children or to bring along an adult to care for your children while being seen.

    • Can prescription drugs cause a positive urine drug test result?

      Yes. If a drug screen test result comes back positive, a medical review physician will contact you, the employee, and give you an opportunity to provide information on any prescription medications you may be taking that can explain the positive result. If a result is explained by a prescription medication, the Medical Review officer will report the test result as negative (passing).

    • How can I obtain the results of my drug test?

      Employees can obtain the results of their drug test from their employer. If your results are positive, a medical review officer will contact you.

    • Will I receive a bill for the services provided?

      Most services are paid by your employer or by the employer’s insurance carrier for Workers’ Compensation. If your Workers’ Compensation claim is declined, you may become responsible for the bill.

    • Who do I contact to discuss my account billing charges?

      Please contact pulseoccmed@wnyimmediatecare.com with your billing questions.

    • As an employer, what is my responsibility in reporting injuries?

      If you know of an injury to one of your employees, or an employee alleges an injury to you that has resulted in five (5) full or partial calendar days of disability, you must file an Employer's First Report of Injury or Fatality Form - Form 101. You are required to file this form within seven (7) calendar days, not including Sundays and legal holidays, from the fifth day of disability. You should also give a copy to the injured employee. If the employee reports the injury to you after he or she has already been disabled for five (5) or more days, you must file the Employer's First Report of Injury or Fatality Form - Form 101 within seven (7) calendar days, not including Sundays and legal holidays, of the day the injury was actually reported to you. If the injury results in just medical bills, or fewer than five (5) full or partial calendar days of disability, you would report it just to your insurer. A recent amendment to the rule requires employers to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations and losses of an eye, to OSHA within 24 hours of the event.

    • What should employers have employees or job candidates bring when I visit Pulse Occupational Medicine?

      All employees or job candidates must bring a photo ID and any company forms that are to be completed by our medical providers. If candidates will be receiving immunizations during their visit, they should bring their record of past immunizations.

      If an employee was injured at work and initially treated at an emergency department, the employee should bring their medical documentation from the visit. 

    • Does HIPAA apply in Workers' Compensation?

      The HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to entities that are Workers’ Compensation insurers, Workers’ Compensation administrative agencies, or employers, except to the extent they may otherwise be covered entities. However, these entities need access to the health information of individuals who are injured on the job or who have a work-related illness to process or adjudicate claims, or to coordinate care under Workers’ Compensation systems. Generally, this health information is obtained from health care providers who treat these individuals and who may be covered by the Privacy Rule. The Privacy Rule recognizes the legitimate need of insurers and other entities involved in the Workers’ Compensation systems to have access to individuals’ health information as authorized by State or other law. Due to the significant variability among such laws, the Privacy Rule permits disclosures of health information for Workers’ Compensation purposes in a number of different ways.

    • Can you help us assess the physical ability and/or medical qualifications of our applicants to perform a job?

      Yes, our clinics perform post-offer/pre-employment and OSHA Medical surveillance examinations to determine if prospective employees meet the physical and medical requirements to perform the essential functions of a job.  These evaluations can include physical ability tests that mimic particular functions of a job.

    • Why is pre-employment fit-for-duty testing a good idea?

      Pre-employment fit-for-duty testing is used to determine an applicant's physical suitability for the job at hand. Comprehensive tests are custom-designed for the specific job function and are typically used to identify pre-existing injuries. 

    • What Health and Wellness Services do you provide?

      Programs can be customized to include health risk assessments, nutrition, fitness, weight loss, health coaching, classes, workshops, and executive physicals.

    • When can I drug test my employees?

      You can drug test your employees for any of the following reasons: pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and random testing.

    • How long will it take to get drug test results?

      Drug test results typically take 24 to 48 hours, depending upon the type of test being performed (e.g., urine, hair, or DOT). If Pulse Occupational Medicine serves only as the collection site for your drug tests, then results will be reported to you directly from your selected lab/third-party administrator, and their result turnaround times may vary.

    • What insurances do you accept?

      We accept all Workers’ Compensation insurances for injury and illness care. For employer requested services which are not billable through insurance, we accept cash, check, purchase orders and major credit cards.  To set up services and be invoiced directly to your company, please contact pulseoccmed@wnyimmediatecare.com.

    • Who do I contact to discuss my account billing charges?

      Please contact pulseoccmed@wnyimmediatecare.com with your billing questions.

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