Our team here at Preferred Medical is comprised of individuals with their own unique professional and personal background, knowledge and views. Based on their role in the workers’ compensation industry and here at Preferred, they bring to the table a unique perspective and can offer valuable insights.

The blog posts below are all authored by different people, on different teams and with different roles. You can expect to read about trends they see, places they see room for improvement, successes, failures, learning opportunities and more. Our intention is to provide you a holistic view of the industry (and our place in it) and hope you gain new knowledge and a fresh perspective on work comp topics.


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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Mandates Registered Physicians and Healthcare Providers Complete 8-hour CME Training on the Treatment and Management of Patients with Opioid or Other Substance Use Disorders

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a U.S. federal law enforcement agency, under the U.S. Department of Justice, charged with combating illicit drug trafficking and distribution within the U.S. Established in 1973, the DEA is 50 years old this year and has been enforcing the controlled substance laws and regulations through a variety of programs …
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Congratulations to David Price! Preferred Medical’s first person to complete the Workers’ Recovery Professional (WRP) Certification

Preferred Medical is committed to enhancing the workers’ compensation industry and those companies that impact injured workers. We were one of the first service providers in workers’ compensation to partner with WorkCompCollege to change the way occupational incident-related injuries and illnesses are managed. We are honored to announce that David Price, Preferred Medical’s General Counsel …
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FDA Announces New Safety Label Changes for Opioid Pain Medicines

While we have seen a decrease in the use of opioids over the past few years, they are still an important treatment option when prescribed responsibly and appropriately. However, they also have serious risks, including misuse and abuse, addiction, overdose, and death. To help reduce these serious risks, the FDA has developed a vision to …
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An unforeseen connection can lead to a new understanding

I began work on a new project this year that has become an evolving resource for our company’s clients and of which I have become very proud. Since I have only been at Preferred Medical for a little over a year – the same amount of time that I’ve been involved in work comp – …
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The Importance of Customer Service

At one point or another, all of us have had a customer service experience that has made our lives easier and sometimes we have even taken the time to praise that customer service representative for taking such great care of us. Customer service shows exactly who we are as a business and why we do …
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Leading with Courage

Leadership is not for the faint of heart; in fact, it can feel absolutely terrifying. Executive leaders regularly make decisions that affect the entire organization and have long-reaching consequences on future company strategy and financial success.  Often, leaders have to make decisions in the moment and may not have the time necessary to thoroughly weigh …
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Flex Your Emotional Intelligence

All of us are dealing with an increase in stressors due to the enormous amount of change over the last few months. The “COVID-normal” dictates more time with immediate family members, less time with people outside our inner circle and significant changes in how we communicate. Quality interactions have never been more important and the …
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Two Precepts for Professional and Personal Relationships

Throughout my life I have been fortunate to have many positive mentors that meant a lot to me in my personal and professional development. They advised me as it related to two important sayings that I am sure many of you have heard. I am also fortunate in my professional business career to continually be …
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Now what do we do?

In the early days of March 2020, the TV series M*A*S*H kept creeping into my thoughts. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, it was about a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital near the front lines of the Korean War. Occasionally, the whole hospital would have to pick up and move to a safer location …
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FDA Pushes Back Against Fraudulent COVID-19 Remedies

When tragedy strikes, you can count on two things:  (1) some people working to find real solutions, and (2) others trying to take advantage of the situation for a quick profit. With an ever-increasing amount of misinformation circulating with respect to COVID-19, the FDA has been forced to step up measures to protect the public …
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