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Walk-in Doctor Visits at Work? Welcome to the Office Health Center

The Wall Street Journal reporter Lucette Lagnado writes that many companies are establishing on-site medical clinics to provide prompt care to their employees. She notes that employers consider these clinics as an essential hiring and retention tool, as well as a means to handle rising healthcare costs. According to the National Association of Worksite Health Centers, around 50% of American businesses will have on-site medical care for employees this year.

The article reported that Stephen Fealy, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, regularly visits Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and provides orthopedic care to their staff.

Dr. Fealy noted that "these people work incredibly hard, they come in with back pain, hip pain".

While his patients report different musculoskeletal issues, Dr. Fealy said he typically treats cases of "investment-banker neck," a type of arthritis that afflicts those who spend a good portion of their time looking at monitors.

From primary care physicians to specialists, Lagnado reported that Goldman Sachs employees have the convenience of seeing a variety of experts quickly and efficiently without having to venture far from the office.

One managing director said it was a big plus to see Dr. Fealy for a number of ailments.

Read the full article at wsj.com [subscription required].