Dr. Doug Arnold md, ccfp, fcfp
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.
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Meet The Team
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.
Lori McCord graduated with honours from Georgian College in Law and Security/Business Administration. She has worked in multifaceted medical practices with specialties in occupational, family, insurance, and immigration for over twenty years as a medical office administrator.
Lori’s training has also included drug and alcohol testing in office and mobile, pulmonary function, audiometric and vision screening. Lori enjoys working with professionals like you to provide accurate and efficient service tailored to the demands of your company.
Outside of the office, Lori enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and reading. She has a witty sense of humour. She also enjoys writing about herself in the 3rd person.
Bertha Bell is a RN (Registered Nurse) with an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Ryerson University, Toronto. Bertha has worked in a hospital critical care setting at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and in community nursing for Toronto Public Health and the Porcupine Health Unit in Northeastern Ontario. Bertha gained further Northeastern Ontario nursing experience in a clinical setting in Moosonee.
Bertha has been working in Occupational Health for the past 12 years and has gone to numerous Occupational Health and Safety conferences and courses. This has provided the opportunity to work with a variety of health professionals to deliver occupational health services for employees working in Northern Ontario.
Bertha is a member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, with membership within the Occupational Health Nurses Interest Group and has been a past Chapter President of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
Jean graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Honors Co-op Kinesiology Degree in 1978. Following her relocation to South Porcupine in 1987, Jean worked as a Kinesiologist at Timmins and District Hospital. She began her 23 year career at TDH as a clinical Kinesiologist and retired as the Supervisor of the Physical Rehabilitation Department.
During her career, Jean initially worked with injured workers, athletes and patients in a rehab setting helping them regain their pre-injury functional levels using strengthening, flexibility, pain management, task simulation, return to work and daily living strategies. In order to meet a growing need for Functional Assessment Evaluators, Jean attended numerous courses to become proficient in FCE testing. She is competent in using the Work Recovery, Matheson, CBI, Workfit and BTE protocols. In addition she completed Physical Demands Analysis, Post Offer Employment Testing, Return to Work strategies, Ergonomic assessments, cardiac rehab, Fitness Appraisals and Exercise Prescription. Jean is familiar with the mining environment dealing with surface, open pit and underground assessments, forestry environment dealing with planting and harvesting, healthcare and with office environment ergonomics.
During her career Jean has been involved with many multidisciplinary teams as both team leader and team member. She is currently an active registered member of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.
The Importance of DAMPC
Learn more on some of the factors that surround safety in the workplace, and why the future shows even more dedicated importance to taking the necessary steps in reaching key employer and employee objectives.
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.