Dr. Arnold graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Medicine in 1989. Following a two year Family Practice residency in Calgary, he moved to Timmins, ON. He opened his family practice in 1991 and had a full medical practice including working in the Emergency Department, practicing Obstetrics and providing hospital care for all ages. In 1996 he first was introduced to the field of Occupational Medicine when he became a consulting physician to the Pamour Mine owned by Royal Oak. Over the years he added more and more companies that he provided services to. In 2007 he closed his family practice to focus strictly in the field of Occupational Medicine.
Dr. Arnold has gone to numerous conferences and courses to expand his knowledge in the field of Occupational Medicine. He is a consultant for many of the mines and bigger employers in Northern Ontario. His office is equipped to provide thorough and prompt assessments on candidates for employment.
Dr. Arnold also provides Independent Medical Examinations to assist with return to work challenges and to provide guidance for employees and employers dealing with difficult medical situations. Dr. Arnold works well with employees, employers, Occupational Health Nurses and Health Care Providers to safely return employees to the workplace.
We Are.What You Deserve.
The workforce looks different from what it did 20 years ago. The average worker is now approximately forty-five (45) years old and may not retire until their late sixties (60). Employee health looks at research based practical solutions to improve work conditions and management systems to assist in ensuring that the aging workforce is working healthy and without injury for years to come. Through analysis, a cost effective plan is developed.
Proper testing required
Research has shown that it post offer employment testing reduces claim costs significantly. The results can be applied to the company’s yearly injury rate statistics.
Getting back to work faster
Employee return to work assistance involves many players and dimensions i.e. the injured worker, employer, physician case manager, rehabilitation provider(s). Employee health and or occupational health can assist in obtaining the necessary information and support required from team members, how to ask the right questions throughout the process, how to uncover potential barriers to successful collaborations in successful management, and how to develop strategies and overcome barriers.
The physical & mental health connection
Physical health is fundamentally linked with mental health. Employee and or occupational health can assist in re-examining an organization’s approach to employee health, identify pivotal actions to effectively promote a healthy workplace that supports behaviour change, and sustain outcomes and cost control.