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Workplace health and safety programs

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Community Occupational Health

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Richard L. Hon, Jr., M.D., FACOEM
Medical Director
Occupational and Environmental Health and Medicine, Community Health Network

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Richard L. Hon, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.O.E.M.Dr. Hon has practiced full-time occupational medicine since 1985. He is board certified in occupational medicine through The American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Hon completed undergraduate work in chemistry at Indiana University and also completed his medical degree at Indiana University. In addition, Dr. Hon studied occupational and environmental medicine for two years at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Hon began his career in Indianapolis in 1985 and remained until 1992 when he accepted a medical director position in Bloomington, Illinois. During this time he also helped create and staff an occupational health clinic at a sister hospital in Pontiac, Illinois. Dr. Hon also provided medical directorship to several onsite occupational health clinics at area industries while in Illinois. Dr. Hon returned to Indianapolis in 2007 as the medical director of the MedCheck and Occupational Health Programs for Community Health Network. Dr. Hon has also been active in organizations for occupational medicine and is a past president of the Central States Occupational Medical Association, and is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Steven Richard Smith, M.D., FACOEM, FACPM
Founding & Emeritus Director
Occupational and Environmental Health and Medicine, Community Health Network

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Steven Richard Smith, M.D., FACOEM, FACPMSteven R. Smith, M.D., is one of the founders of Community’s Occupational Health Program and served as Medical Director of Occupational and Environmental Health and Medicine for 23 years. He continues to provide consultation for Community Health Network and numerous business and legal organizations in the public and private sectors, throughout Indiana and the rest of the nation.

Dr. Smith is a board-certified specialist in the field of occupational and environmental medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Smith was born in Indianapolis. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine and received post-graduate medical training at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie and the Institute of Environmental Health and Kettering Laboratory of the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

Dr. Smith has practiced full-time occupational and environmental medicine in Indianapolis since 1976.

Ryo Choi, M.D.
Medical Director
Employee Health, Community Health Network

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Ryo Choi, M.D.Ryo Choi, M.D., is medical director of employee health for Community Health Network. For more than 20 years, Dr. Choi has been treating occupational-related illnesses and injuries and providing specialized occupational medical examination services, including independent medical examinations (IMEs), Public Employment Retirement Fund (PERF) examinations, fitness-for-duty examinations, impairment evaluations and disability evaluations.

Dr. Choi was recently certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) in occupational medicine. Dr. Choi is also board-certified in family medicine. She is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Choi is a certified DOT Medical Review Officer for substance abuse testing programs.

Dr. Choi graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Following medical school, she completed a family practice residency program at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Thomas M. Spolyar, M.D.
Medical Director
Occupational Health Center East

Thomas M. Spolyar, M.D.Dr. Spolyar was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Spolyar is a graduate of Butler University (B.S.) and the Indiana University School of Medicine (M.D.). He obtained postgraduate medical training at the Indiana University Hospital system’s Family Medicine Residency and the Institute of Environmental Health and Kettering Laboratory of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Spolyar has practiced full-time occupational and environmental medicine in Indianapolis since 1975 and has been with the Community Hospitals Occupational Health program since 2001. Dr Spolyar is currently the medical director at the Post Road Occupational Health Center on the east side of Indianapolis. During the past 30-plus years Dr. Spolyar has practiced industrial/occupational and environmental medicine full-time and has provided comprehensive industrial/occupational medical services to workers employed in myriad manufacturing, distribution/transportation, public utility, public safety (police and fire), service, biotechnology and health care settings.

Kevin Schnibben, M.D.
Medical Director
Occupational Health Center Anderson

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Kevin Schnibben, M.D.Kevin Schnibben, M.D., medical director of Community Health Network’s Occupational Health Center in Anderson, treats occupational-related injuries and illnesses. Dr. Schnibben, a board-certified family medicine practioner, specializes in pre-employment and disability evaluations. The Medical Review Officer Certification Council has certified him as a Medical Review Officer.

Dr. Schnibben graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering. He then graduated from the Chicago Medical School. Following medical school, Dr. Schnibben completed a family practice residency program in Pennsylvania at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

Dr. Schnibben continues to focus his medical practice on the treatment of occupational-related injuries and illness. Dr. Schnibben is a member of The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and The American Academy of Family Physicians.

Sanju Daftari, M.D.
Medical Director
Occupational Health Center Carmel

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Sanju Daftari, M.D.Dr. Daftari received his bachelor of arts degree in basic life sciences from the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, the institution from which he was also awarded his medical degree in 1997. After completing a residency in family practice at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis in 2000, Dr. Daftari joined the medical staff of Community Health Network. Dr. Daftari was board certified in family medicine in 2000. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Daftari is experienced in the treatment of work-related illnesses and injuries and in performing a wide range of occupationally-related medical examinations and procedures.

Owen H. Lucas, M.D., MMM
Medical Director
Occupational Health Center Castleton/North

Owen H. Lucas, M.D., M.M.M.Dr. Lucas is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Following medical school, he participated in an internship at the Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. Dr. Lucas also received a Master’s degree in Medical Management from Tulane University. He is a Diplomat with the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Class I Aviation Medical Examiner. Dr. Lucas has also obtained Medical Review Officer status with the Medical Review Officer Certification Council.

Dr. Lucas has more than 12 years of experience in the field of occupational and environmental health and medicine, having been the medical director of an occupational medicine program for a large hospital system in northern Indiana prior to joining Community Health Network. Dr. Lucas began his affiliation with the Community Hospitals Indianapolis Occupational Health Program in May of 2004 and has been the medical director of the Castleton location since 2004, specializing in work-related injury care, pre-placement evaluations, PERF, disability and executive examinations.

Nancy M. Hutton, M.D.
Medical Director
Hancock Regional Hospital Occupational Health Services (in partnership with Community Health Network)

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Nancy M. Hutton, M.D.Dr. Nancy Hutton is a life-long resident of Indianapolis who attended Franklin College of Indiana and graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University School of Nursing in 1980. In 1986, Dr. Hutton graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed residency in internal medicine at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Hutton has practiced occupational medicine since 1989, providing services for Community Hospitals Occupational Health Program since 1994, most recently as the medical director of the Hancock Regional Hospital Partnership with Community Occupational Health Program in Greenfield, Indiana. Dr. Hutton specializes in a broad range of occupational health services including disability evaluation, executive level physical examination, pre-employment assessment, and occupation-related illness and injury management. She is an independent examiner for the state of Indiana and is certified as a medical review officer by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council.

Dr. Hutton is a member of the American College of Physicians and ASIM, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the American College of Preventive Medicine. She has published in peer review journals and has received the American Medical Association’s Physicians Recognition Award for continuing medical education.

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