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Traditionally, orthopedic injuries are some of the most common reasons employees
and their family members visit the emergency room.

Now your employees don’t have to wait for care! DOC, treats every orthopedic injury and condition much faster than the ER
or traditional orthopedic practice. Our expertise ranges from neck and back issues to hand, leg, hip, shoulder, arm, and knee problems.
Plus, many of our locations offer on-site physical therapy. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED!
 

If just 50 employees or family members on the company insurance plan chose DOC over the Emergency Room,
that would be a savings of over $62,000 in a single year!
 

Millennials Changing Health Care

Monday, September 24th, 2018

There are 83 million millennials in the U.S., identified as born between 1982 and 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There are eight million more millennials than baby boomers today. The Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that young adults spend less on entertainment and food and more on health care than baby boomers […]

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Good Workers’ Comp Advice for Employees

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

When you break your ankle on a slippery office floor, fall off your chair and fracture your wrist, or develop a chronic condition because of your job, workers’ compensation is supposed to cover your medical costs and pay you for any days of work you miss. You must be an employee and accidentally injured while doing […]

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Return-to-Work

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A return-to-work program enhances an employee’s recovery physically and psychologically.   Individuals typically receive disability benefits between 50% and 70% of their normal wage. By bringing employees back to work at 100% pay, the company is only paying 50% to 30% more while benefitting from 40 productive hours each workweek.   According to the Bureau […]

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Controlling Workers’ Comp Costs

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

According to statistics from the Health System Tracker prepared by the Peter Center on Healthcare and the Henry J. Kaiser Healthcare Foundation, in 2000, healthcare expenditures reached $1.4 trillion. By 2016, healthcare expenditures more than doubled to $3.3 trillion. The U.S. Department of Labor confirms that medical costs have increased by 48% during the last […]

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Cut Healthcare Costs, Not Benefits

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Employers constantly work to cut health insurance costs without cutting employee health benefits. Soaring prices for medical services, costly prescription drugs and unhealthy lifestyles contribute to increasing premiums.   There are strategies to keep health insurance costs from consuming company profits, while providing employees with health benefits.   Use emergency rooms only for emergency situations. […]

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DOC Benefits HR

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

In 2016, the average employee-sponsored health insurance annual premium was approximately $6,500 for single coverage and $18,000 for families. So group health insurance averages $540 per employee per month for single coverage and $1,500 for family coverage.   The employee’s share of single coverage premiums ranges from zero to more than 50% of the total […]

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DOC’s PT for Prevention and Recovery

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Physical therapists (PTs) are highly educated, licensed healthcare professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility, sometimes without surgery or the need for prescription medications.   At DOC, physical therapists teach patient guests how to prevent or manage their condition to achieve long-term health benefits. PTs work with individuals to prevent […]

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TSATA Athletic Trainers

DOC & TSATA Partner in Healthcare for Student Athletes

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Direct Orthopedic Care, DOC, is partnering with the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association, TSATA.   TSATA promotes, enhances and advances the athletic training profession. TSATA is the voice of athletic trainers in Texas and an affiliate of The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, NATA.   Founded in 1950, NATA has grown to more than 43,000 members […]

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DOC’s Doctor and Healthcare Specialist Veterans

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) is hosting the inaugural Run for the Flag Veterans Day Race to honor wounded veterans and their families. Dr. Merritt Pember, an orthopedic surgeon at DOC and a U.S. Army major, physician and veteran, served during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad. Dr. Pember, along with a team of DOC members, Emmis […]

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Radiologic Technologists at DOC

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Radiology is a specialty field in medicine, which involves using visual diagnostic equipment to identify and treat medical injuries and conditions.   Radiologic technologists or radiographers are responsible for imaging, such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT scans), and musculoskeletal sonography.   Radiographers at DOC do the following: Capture an X-ray image […]

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PA Jobs at DOC

What Does a PA Do for DOC and for You?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

  A physician assistant, PA, is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. PAs work in all areas of medicine, including primary care, family medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and orthopedics. PAs practice medicine on the DOC orthopedic healthcare teams.   PAs at DOC help care for your orthopedic needs, including: Take or review a patient […]

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What Is a PRN Employee?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Nurses, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists, and many other healthcare workers work PRN. The initials stand for pro re nata, a Latin phrase that translates to as needed or as the situation arises. A PRN employee works when called, to fill in for an absent employee or to cover a special situation. PRN work gives employees […]

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See How the CEO of Elite Facility Systems Came to Love DOC!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

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Business Owner, Hollie Siglin, Recommends DOC

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

What type of business do you own, Hollie? My best friend and I co-own Hawk and Sloane, a startup company, featuring a line of children’s sprays, a parent’s best friend. We have Sassy Spray, which is a modern version of soap. Lice Spray is a leave-in hair, head lice repellent. Smoothie Spray is made from […]

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Why Use DOC for Workers’ Comp?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

In 2013, workplace injuries cost U.S. companies more than $63 billion in workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. Employers pay for this insurance. Workers’ compensation is a legal compromise. In return for […]

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