When patients needing occupational medicine services first enter the spacious waiting room at Doylestown Health’s Urgent Care location, they’ll be greeted with smiling faces they likely will see again. That’s because most of the patients who come here for work-related illnesses or injuries are followed by the same providers throughout their care as part of the facility’s Workplace Wellness Solutions program.
“I love the continuity of care that we can provide patients,” says Krystal Thomas, PA-C, program coordinator for Workplace Wellness Solutions, who recently started in her position. “We feel fortunate that we can see patients through to the end when they’re discharged to go back to work or referred to a specialist if needed.”
On the Job
While she also has roots in emergency care, Krystal has spent the last several years in occupational medicine for a reason. She says it is her favorite area of health care because of the difference she can make with patients and employers. “It’s my passion,” she adds.
In her new role at Workplace Wellness Solutions, she intends to build on the exceptional patient care experience and emphasize how she and her staff are a trusted point of contact for employers, both big and small.
“We want everyone to feel comfortable getting the care they need here and for it to be a positive experience,” she says.
Part of the patient care provided at Workplace Wellness Solutions includes treatment for work-related illnesses and injuries, pre-employment physicals, PPD (tuberculosis) testing, Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, COVID-19 testing, audiograms and drug screening.
The staff can also customize different services at employers’ worksites that include wellness education, health coaching, ergonomics consulting, biometric screenings, flu shots, fit testing and pulmonary testing (temporarily on hold due to COVID-19).
No matter where the services take place, one of the most notable benefits to employers who use Workplace Wellness Solutions is knowing that their employees are taken care of in a coordinated approach and receive follow-up care with the same providers.
“It’s nice that employees can get services they need all under one roof. For employers, it is an added benefit having a point of contact with experience in occupational medicine,” Krystal says.
“I look forward to establishing connections within such a wonderful community, she adds, smiling.
For more information on its various services or how your company can benefit, visit Workplace Wellness Solutions or call 215.863.8363 and ask to speak to Krystal Thomas.
Doylestown Health Urgent Care
4259 West Swamp Road, Suite 108
Doylestown, PA 18902
About Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 271 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.
About Doylestown Health's Urgent Care
When non-life-threatening illness or injury just can't wait, there's Urgent Care. Staffed by Doylestown Health physicians, Urgent Care is open 365 days a year with extended hours, offering quick and convenient treatment to all ages. With electronic medical records that link Doylestown Health patients with Doylestown Health specialists, primary care physicians and Doylestown Hospital, your Urgent Care team can access health information in real time. Simply walk-in for treatment on your schedule. X-rays, sutures and common prescriptions are available on-site, allowing patients to get in and out and on and their way to healing – fast.