Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 1 : Summer 2009 - Page 51

Company MD by Tami Kilcollins, cary medical center Dr. Karandikar The work ethic exhibited by people from Aroostook County has long been known throughout the rest of Maine and neighboring New England states. “The County” has a reputation for having hard working and conscientious people that take pride in caring about their work and their employer, and “giving 110%” to achieve a job well done. It’s a permanent part of the history and traditions of the residents of the largest county northeast of the Mississippi, and speaks volumes of the character and values of the local workforce. Local employers now have the opportunity to partner with a local and specialized occupational, rehabilitative and environmental healthcare team completely dedicated to the health, welfare and safety of their employees. Company MD, a new collaborative program of Pines Health Services and Cary Medical Center, provides customized occupational and environmental medicine services, physical and occupational therapy and safety services for local employers. Under the direction of Abhijay Karandikar, MD, MPH, Board Certified Occupational Medicine Physician and Medical Review Officer, Company MD is ready to provide comprehensive occupational medicine services to all local businesses and employers to meet their unique and distinctive needs. With convenient offices in Limestone and Presque Isle, Company MD will assist employers by helping to prevent and reduce workplace illnesses and injuries, decrease absenteeism and employee turnover, decrease costs associated with workers’ compensation claims, and assist with Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA) regulato