William D. Jones, MD, has practiced medicine in and around Oklahoma City, OK, for more than 20 years. Focused primarily on occupational and preventive medicine, William D. Jones has treated workers from a variety of Oklahoma (OK) locations.
Occupational health functions where work and health meet. The field addresses not only the prevention of work-related injuries and illness but also the care and treatment of those who have to miss work for health reasons. Occupational physicians evaluate those who have experienced an impairment and help recovering patients return to work whenever possible, a process that studies have shown supports the recovery process on a mental and physical level.
These services play a crucial role in the lives of the patients themselves and in the well-being of the economy at large. Data suggests that each year, the US workforce loses 40 million productivity days due to incapacitated workers. Applying an in-depth understanding of regulatory systems and workers’ compensation laws, as well as available treatments and rehabilitative systems, the occupational physician helps these workers to recover their abilities whenever possible.