In order to understand the value of Virtual Care in Occupational Medicine and Worker’s Compensation you first need to understand the system. Few medical practitioners have formal training in Occupational Medicine and most are inadequately prepared to render optimal Worker’s Comp. Equally unprepared are many HR, insurance reps and hospital system managers which is the cause of much frustration and unnecessary expense.

This lecture will provide a brief introduction to the poorly understood world of Occ/Med and Work Comp for those who have to work in this area. It will serve as a base for the subsequent lecture covering this newly emerging field of Virtual Care and Occ Med. You need to know the basics before you can fully appreciate the value that it can bring to your system.

Mike Toth, DO
President/Owner MedFocus Consulting
Occupational Medicine Advisor (Ingenium)

Dr. Toth was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. After medical school he started a rural family medicine practice that included a high volume of Worker’s Compensation care. It soon became apparent that there had to be a better way to deal with the paperwork and hassle of the Worker’s Compensation system and providing occupational medicine services. This became the genesis of a multi- decade career focused in occupational medicine.

His CV includes occupational medicine clinic start-up projects and several Medical Directorships, including with Mayo Health Systems. He also has experience in Pain Management and functioned as Department Chair in Urgent Care.

Dr. Toth’s medical career has also included foreign service work aboard the M/V Caribbean Mercy Hospital Ship as the Chief Medical Officer and later in Health Care Administration for Mercy Ship’s global operations. He later served as a Project Director during the early phase of construction and development of a world class medical and dental center located in the east African nation of Tanzania.

He currently lives in southern Minnesota and is the president/owner of MedFocus Consulting, Inc. which is dedicated to creating and fine tuning occupational medicine clinical delivery systems throughout the country.