Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz is a board certified Physician who specializes in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Comprehensive in his approach to care, Dr. Hurowitz’s work and research largely center around the nexus of OEM.
As an Occupational Medicine Physician, Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz treats patients for a variety of work-related injuries. The most common injuries and illnesses Dr. Hurowitz treats include toxic exposures, respiratory illnesses, lacerations and eye injuries. His practice also performs profession-specific physical testing when necessary.
Dr. Hurowitz’s wellness-driven engineering mindset is fully realized in his approach to environmental medicine. Both in situations of illness and injury, the workplace itself plays its part. Analyzing elements of the environment can go a long way in determining a diagnosis, which is a common practice in environmental medicine.
The Nexus of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
It’s no secret that environmental media play a significant role in health. Working in Occupational Medicine, the link is not only present, it’s irrefutable in the eyes of a physician like Dr. Eli Hurowitz. In his experience treating patients for workplace injuries, he has realized the leading causes of workplace injuries to be:
- Overexertion and Exhaustion
- Falling Incidents
- Contact with Objects and Equipment
It’s clear to see that all of these occurrences are directly related to the overall environment of the workplace, including working conditions. Furthermore, a staggering amount of long term illnesses, disease and other ailments are developed occupationally. Common conditions include hearing loss, skin inflammation (including infections, eczema, skin cancer, rashes, etc).