Work comp doc: ‘Look at patients holistically’

Counseling, coaching help patients overcome ‘behavioral barriers’ to recovery By Tony Gottschlich, Public Information Officer The human body is more than a machine. And when it breaks down, simply repairing the parts won’t get it running again, especially when fear and poor coping skills are involved. That was the message Friday from the chief medical … Continue reading Work comp doc: ‘Look at patients holistically’

BWC’s Medical & Health Symposium begins today

Attendance increases more than 350% in four years By John Annarino, Chief Medical and Health Officer Our 2019 Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium with its theme, Comprehensive Care for Injured Workers, begins today and runs through late Saturday afternoon. We’re pleased that more than 800 health care practitioners, staff and legal professionals statewide … Continue reading BWC’s Medical & Health Symposium begins today

Coping with pain

‘Visualize your way out of it,’ psychologist tells work comp audience By Tony Gottschlich, BWC Public Information Officer There’s another way to deal with chronic pain that doesn’t involve medications or surgery, a psychologist told an audience Friday at the 2017 Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium. It’s called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and it’s … Continue reading Coping with pain

‘Wired for addiction’

Addiction specialist addresses work comp health symposium By Tony Gottschlich, BWC Public Information Officer Many believe drug addicts are weak-willed people of diminished moral character who choose drugs, getting high and even criminal behavior over a proper, law-abiding life. And they would be wrong, a longtime psychiatrist and addiction specialist said Friday morning at the … Continue reading ‘Wired for addiction’

Comprehensive care for injured workers, innovative employers highlight busy day 2 at #OSC17 and #BWCmhs, much more to come

Welcome back to the Columbus Convention Center, home of the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo and the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium! We have a lot in store before we bid farewell this afternoon but first, here’s a rundown of yesterday’s activities. The second day of OSC17 was the first day of the … Continue reading Comprehensive care for injured workers, innovative employers highlight busy day 2 at #OSC17 and #BWCmhs, much more to come

Register now: Free continuing education opportunities!

Dr. Brian Wilson, SE Regional Director, Provider Engagement Among being involved in many initiatives here at BWC, I am honored to be assisting as a committee member on our 2016 Ohio Workers Compensation Medical and Health Symposium, March 10 -11. This year’s slate of speakers offers a wide array of topics from various experts in … Continue reading Register now: Free continuing education opportunities!

Attention medical & health professionals

          By Dr. Stephen Woods, BWC Chief Medical Officer One of the things I like most about this position is that it gives me an opportunity to see how different organizations and regions of the state approach pain management. It has been a challenge in getting all providers on board with appropriate prescribing … Continue reading Attention medical & health professionals