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The Orthopaedic Institute’s physicians and staff realize the importance of prompt service and effective communication to efficiently serve injured workers.

By providing a dedicated Workers’ Compensation Department available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, we strive to meet the needs of our Workers’ Compensation patients in a timely manner. To better understand the entire process of our Workers’ Compensation Program, from scheduling a patient’s initial visit to discharge, click here.

Schedule an Appointment for an Injured Worker

Simply call the Workers’ Compensation Department directly at (386) 518-6870, fill out our online form below, or download the Workers’ Compensation Authorization form. Print the form, complete it and fax it to (352) 336-6046. The Workers’ Compensation Department will contact you within 2 hours of receipt.

Online Workers’ Compensation Form

Workers’ Compensation Phone: (386) 518-6870

Workers’ Compensation Fax: (352) 336-6046

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 are granted as soon as the physician can ascertain the patient’s status.
  • Drug testing (post-injury) is available in Alachua and Lake City (contact for details).

Workers’ Compensation Department

  • For last names A-F: Amber Shelko  386-518-6864
  • For last names G-L: Michele Lara 386-518-6867
  • For last names M-R: Esme Torres 386-518-6866
  • For Last Names S-Z: Ananda Jordan 386-518-6865
  • Main number: 386-518-6870  |  Main fax: 352-336-6046

Workers’ Compensation Department Online Form

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