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Do You Need an FCE for Work? Kennesaw, GA

Do You Need an FCE for Work?

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Being injured on the job can pose a risk for employers as well as to other employees. Whether you have been injured at work or have experienced an injury that imposes on your ability to work, you will often need a medical release by a physician to return to work. A Functional Capacity Evaluation, or FCE, is often requested by employers to ensure that an employee is fully capable of returning to work and that s/he is recovered from injuries. An FCE is also generally required by insurers when an insured person applies for disability payments or a disability pension in the case of permanent disability.

For those who work in a physically active type of employment, your employer is technically responsible for your wellbeing while you are on the clock. Before coming back to work after an injury, your employee will want to know that you are physically capable of doing the work that will be required of you without the threat of re-injury. An FCE can provide employers with information regarding the progress an employee has made following an injury and information to help identify changes or modifications that need to be made to an employee’s workload.

An FCE involves assessments made by a medical doctor that include a wide variety of tests that are designed to evaluate the function and pain level while performing certain activities. The tests during an FCE are physical in nature, and some of the common tests that are performed include:

  • Balance
  • Carrying
  • Crouching/crawling
  • Hand grasping and manipulation
  • Lifting
  • Pushing/pulling
  • Reach
  • Standing, walking, sitting

At Medici Spine & Pain, our facility is qualified to perform functional capacity evaluations for our patients when requested by an employer or insurance company. We offer a full spectrum of diagnostic, treatment, and evaluation options. Contact us today.

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Joy P.

Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

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