Workers' Compensation Program

Case Managers, Adjusters and Employers

The Orthopaedic Institute strives to meet the needs of our Workers’ Compensation patients in a timely manner, by providing a dedicated Work Comp department available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Orthopaedic Institute’s physicians and staff realize the importance of prompt service and effective communication to efficiently serve injured workers.

To better understand the entire process of our Work Comp Program, from scheduling a patient’s initial visit to discharge, click here.

Workers' Compensation Program Services

  • Treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries, including fracture care.
  • Treatment of cuts (minor suturing as well as plastic surgery), abrasions, injection injuries and other workplace injuries.
  • X-rays, casting, splinting, injections and aspirations.
  • MRI testing.
  • Ongoing treatment and follow-up of non-surgical patients.
  • Referrals to general orthopaedic, hand, foot & ankle, spine and plastic surgery specialists at The Orthopaedic Institute.
  • Outpatient surgery at the Orthopaedic Surgery Center scheduled and performed 
  • We provide completed DWC 25 forms for each patient upon every visit and fax them back to the carrier within 24 hours.
  • Referrals to physical therapy and hand therapy as appropriate.
  • Referrals to other specialists as appropriate.
  • Durable medical equipment dispensary program.
  • MMI and PIR granted as soon as physician can ascertain patient’s status.
  • Drug testing (post injury) available in Alachua and Lake City (contact for details).

Schedule an Appointment for an Injured Worker

Simply call the Work Comp department directly or download the Workers' Compensation Authorization form here. Print the form, complete it and fax it to 352-336-6046. The Workers' Compensation department will contact you within 2 hours of receipt.

Workers' Compensation Department

Deanne Brooks, last names A-L

(386) 518-6867 phone • (352) 336-6046 fax

Becca Heavrin, last names M-Z

(386) 518-6866 phone • (352) 336-6046 fax