Benefits of Using a Fractional Medical Director

Fractional medical directors are emerging as invaluable assets for companies, offering expertise and guidance to meet these demands. They provide a flexible, cost-effective approach to health and safety oversight, adapting to an organization's specific needs without the financial strain of a full-time position. By collaborating with the health and safety teams, they help in identifying workplace hazards, implementing safety protocols, and promoting employee well-being. Their specialized knowledge aids in formulating evidence-based policies aligning with the latest regulations, ultimately fostering a safer, healthier workplace, enhancing productivity and employee satisfaction.

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, maintaining health and safety standards and prioritizing employee well-being pose significant challenges for organizations. Amidst these demands, fractional medical directors have emerged as a vital asset that can benefit companies. These part-time healthcare professionals bring expertise, experience, and guidance to support organizations in meeting their health and safety needs. In this article, we will explore the significant benefits that arise from using the services of a fractional medical director.

 Flexibility and Cost-Effectiveness

Fractional medical directors offer businesses flexibility and cost-effectiveness, making them an appealing option for optimizing health and safety oversight. They adapt their involvement to meet an organization’s specific needs, allowing for engagement duration and frequency flexibility. This adaptability ensures that organizations can leverage their expertise effectively to address critical periods without the expense of a full-time medical director. Moreover, fractional medical directors can provide specialized expertise without the costly overhead of employing a full-time physician, making it a cost-effective solution for health and safety needs.

According to data from Salary.com, the median core compensation for directors and officers is significantly higher than the average monthly retainer for fractional executives. Based on data gathered for fractional executives of all types, it is possible that by opting for fractional medical directors, organizations can achieve cost savings ranging from 19% to 31% compared to hiring full-time executives in the same roles.

Improving Occupational Health and Safety

Hiring a fractional medical director plays a crucial role in ensuring the health and safety of employees. These professionals possess expert knowledge to promote safety within the workplace. Collaborating with an organization’s health and safety team, they assess workplace hazards, implement new safety protocols, and provide guidance on injury prevention and ergonomics. Fractional medical directors help organizations identify industry-specific threats and create safer and healthier work environments by prioritizing employee safety, enhancing workplace processes, and offering knowledge-driven problem-solving skills.

Expertise and Experience

Fractional medical directors bring a wealth of expertise and experience to organizations, ensuring success and prioritizing employee health and safety. With a deep understanding of industry trends, regulatory requirements, and medical needs, these directors provide informed guidance on evidence-based health and safety protocols that align with the latest regulations. Their specialized knowledge drives efficiency and effectiveness in developing policies that drive positive outcomes.

Improved Employee Health

Engaging a fractional medical director positively impacts employee health through comprehensive wellness screenings, risk management, and stress management programs. These professionals conduct thorough assessments, including blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and body mass index (BMI), identifying and mitigating potential health risks. This proactive approach to health risk assessments helps companies stand out in recruiting and retention, especially considering that 55% of large firms offer such assessments.

Additionally, fractional medical directors analyze employee health data to identify patterns and trends, implementing targeted initiatives, strategies, and policies to mitigate health risks specific to each organization’s workforce. These directors improve employee morale, productivity, and overall well-being by addressing mental health concerns, promoting positive company culture, and offering mental health support programs.

Creating a safer, healthier, and happier work environment is achievable through the expertise and support of fractional medical directors. By investing in employee health, organizations can unlock benefits such as increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, and improved employee satisfaction.

Work Health Solutions offers comprehensive healthcare solutions tailored to your medical needs. Our qualified team provides top-quality service and has extensive experience working with various institutions and businesses. Whether you have questions on fractional medical directorships or require assistance with occupational health programs, contact us using the web form below to discover how we can support you in optimizing your health and safety initiatives.


 

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Dr. Michael Tenison

A series of notable accomplishments distinguish Dr. Michael Tenison’s career in medical operations and healthcare management:

  • Successfully led medical operations at a national healthcare provider, focusing on optimizing healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.
  • Oversaw the regional medical practices in key markets like Oregon and Northern California, ensuring consistent, quality medical care and service delivery.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership in building and mentoring a large medical provider team, enhancing team performance and patient care standards.
  • Implemented strategic company policies and protocols, significantly improving center efficiency, clinical quality, and patient experiences.
  • Played a pivotal role in financial planning and identifying growth opportunities for healthcare services, contributing to the organization’s overall success.
  • Served as a primary point of contact for regional employer clients and insurance companies, fostering strong relationships and effective communication.
  • Maintained high medical care and case management standards through diligent supervision, chart audits, and performance metric analysis.

Dr. Matt Feeley

Dr. Matt Feeley is a renowned figure in military aviation medicine, with a robust background in occupational and environmental medicine from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

  • Former Naval Flight Surgeon, exemplifying his expertise in aerospace medicine and commitment to military health.
  • Served with distinction at NSA Bahrain and HSM-37, earning the COMPACFLT Flight Surgeon of the Year award for exceptional medical service.
  • Supported U.S. Marines VMFA-323 aboard the USS Nimitz, MACG-38, and VMU-3, demonstrating versatility and leadership in diverse medical environments.
  • Broad interests and significant contributions in global health, corporate medicine, and aerospace medicine, highlighting his multidisciplinary approach.
  • Proven track record as a dynamic leader, well-equipped to face the challenges in a fractional medical directorship role with innovative solutions.

Dr. Glen Cheng

A physician-attorney with a dedication to healthcare innovation, informatics, and digital health.

  • Currently spearheads employee health protection and promotion within the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System.
  • Trained in residency at Harvard, achieving board certification as a physician; also a licensed patent attorney with experience as FDA regulatory counsel.
  • Co-founded Acceleromics, a consulting firm providing clinical and regulatory guidance to digital health startups.

Erin Davis

 Chief Clinical Officer at Work Health Solutions, certified in Adult-Gerontology (AGNP-C) and Athletic Training (ATC).

  • Oversees clinical operations and ensures high clinical standards across the company’s national field staff.
  • Former Manager of Clinic Operations and Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner at Stanford University Occupational Health Center (SUOHC).
  • Specialized in treating occupational injuries and illnesses, and provided medical surveillance and travel medicine consults at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Lab.
  • Dedicated to sports and occupational injury treatment and prevention.
  • Assistant Clinical Faculty at UCSF, mentoring students in clinical rotations within the Adult Gerontology and Occupational and Environmental Health Program.
  • Holds leadership roles as Treasurer and President Elect of the California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses (CECRAOHN), affiliated with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN).

Dr. Robert Goldsmith

Expert in benefits design and onsite innovation with specialization in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Previous role as Executive Director for Employee Health at Novartis Services, Inc., leading health services and clinical support.
  • Instrumental in creating an integrated healthcare system at Novartis.
  • Former private practice in internal medicine in Stamford, Connecticut, and Medical Director consultant for GTE Corporation.
  • Transitioned to GE as a Global Medical Director in 2000.
  • Holds a medical degree from Albert Einstein College, an MPH from the University of Connecticut, and completed training at Greenwich Hospital and Yale-New Haven Medical Center.
  • Assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Vagelos School of Medicine, Columbia University.
  • Serves as a team physician for high school athletes in Stamford.
  • Published works on occupational health risks, primary prevention, and exercise-induced asthma.