WorkStar Injury Recovery Center
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The WorkStar Injury Recovery Center is a medical clinic that specializes in the treatment of injured workers, motorists and athletes. WorkStar is conveniently located in Ewa Beach at the Hawaii Medical Center-West in the Clinical Service Center. Click for Directions

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Doctors say they're being squeezed out

Heavy workloads and mounds of paperwork leave many feeling burned out and defeated

 

rasmussenMonday was another 15-hour day with no lunch or dinner breaks for Kailua surgeon Linda Rasmussen.

After three knee replacements in the morning, she rushed to the office to see 22 patients, some of whom had waited more than an hour because the orthopedic specialist was overbooked as usual, a consequence of a doctor shortage and her reputation as a physician who spends quality time with patients.

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Hepatitis C drug highlights dilemmas of cost, access

drug-costsGilead Sciences recently brought to market a product called Sovaldi, a breakthrough treatment for the most common form of hepatitis C. The total medication cost is roughly $84,000 per patient, or $1,000 per day for 12 weeks. The new medication works well and cures the disease in about 90 percent of cases.

The problem is that more than 3.2 million Americans suffer from a chronic form of hepatitis C. The total cost to treat appropriate candidates is staggering -- $300 billion. In its first full quarter, sales amounted to nearly $2.3 billion and Gilead's stock price almost doubled in the past 12 months. Such high costs create an ethical dilemma with gripping questions spanning from how these prices are set to who should have access to treatment and who should pay.

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If you have not already done so, report your injury as soon as possible to your supervisor or your company's workers' compensation coordinator. If more than 24 hours have elapsed from the time of injury, we advise that you report your injury in writing as well as verbally with a copy retained for your records. List any witnesses to the incident in addition to exactly where, when, and how it happened.

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Work injury and your spine

The normal anatomy of the spine is usually described by dividing up the spine into 3 major sections: the cervical, the thoracic, and the lumbar spine. (Below the lumbar spine is a bone called the sacrum, which is part of the pelvis). Each section is made up of individual bones called vertebrae. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, and 5 lumbar vertebrae.

Learn more about your spine, Click Here.

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Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment based on regulating the body's Qi (pronounced "chee"), or "life energy," which flows in the body along pathways called meridians. Hundreds of acupuncture points can be opened like gates to balance and harmonize the flow of Qi, relieving pain and many other symptoms of disease.

Injuries are unexpected

How you are cared for shouldn't be!

Doctors Morioka and Tang

The WorkStar Injury Recovery Center provides specialized care for those injured at work, play or on the highway. State of the art conservative care methods and techniques are utilized to restore patients to pre-injury status.

Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injury-related hospitalizations and emergency room visits in Hawaii. Last year, the annual number of injuries from falls in Hawaii resulted in 78 deaths, 3,616 hospitalizations and 15,866 ER visits. The costs associated with injuries results in more productive years of life lost than any other cause.

What Is A Workplace Injury?

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