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Role Summary: Treaters

A. Richey

The term, 'treaters' includes general practitioners, medical specialists and allied health professionals who provide medical assistance to ill or injured workers.

Treaters are at the front line for helping the injured worker to recover. Who is the ideal treater? The ideal practitioner listens carefully, treats, certifies appropriately, communicates with the workplace and supports RTW. What are the challenges for treaters in RTW? There is often a reluctance by doctors to take on return to work cases. There is often additional administrative work needed, and doctors are rarely adequately comp...

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