HOUSTON (April 21, 2017)

Houston-area employers now have access to a comprehensive suite of services aimed at creating a healthier workforce with the recent addition of a new Memorial Hermann clinic dedicated exclusively to occupational medicine.

Memorial Hermann Occupational Medicine Katy, located in the Medical Plaza adjacent to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, opened this month. It is the latest initiative by the Memorial Hermann Health System, which has had a longstanding partnership with local businesses, to ensure that the medical needs of Houston’s employees are addressed.

“For years, our System has been working with employers across the region to provide the resources they need when they need them, and this new clinic builds on our valued reputation as a trusted healthcare provider in occupational medicine,” said Dr. David James, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Medical Group. “We are thrilled to take those efforts to the next level and be able to offer a one-stop-shop that meets the unique needs and specifications of our employer partners and their workers.”

Through its affiliation with the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann Occupational Medicine Katy is able to offer a unique set of advantages to both employers and their workers, including extensive knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protocols; online appointment scheduling; seamless continuity of care through the System’s extensive network of care sites and affiliated physicians; and easy access to higher-acuity care when needed.

In addition to OSHA-sensitive, work-related injury assessments and treatments, Memorial Hermann Occupational Medicine Katy also offers an array of other services including physicals, disability evaluations, biometric screenings and immunizations, among other specialized services. Memorial Hermann is planning to open additional occupational medicine clinics across the region in the coming months.

“It’s very exciting because Houston area businesses and employees have needed a clinic like this for a long time,” said Dr. Parvaneh Ehsanzadeh, board-certified occupational medicine specialist who will provide care at the clinic. “Memorial Hermann has long been a leader in the area of employee health, collaborating with several major employers to address their workers’ wellness and primary care needs. That background served as the foundation on which we established this highly specialized clinic that focuses on one of the things Memorial Hermann does best: providing holistic care tailored toward treating the whole individual.”