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David Krieger, DO, MPH, MBA Joins Augusta Health Occupational Health

Thursday, July 19, 2012

David Krieger, DO, MPH, MBA, a specialist in Occupational Medicine, has joined Augusta Health as the Medical Director of the new Occupational Health program.

After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in Biochemistry, Dr. Krieger earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, his Master of Public Health from Harvard University and his Masters of Business Administration from Colorado State University. He completed his clinical training in the military. He is Board Certified in both Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Aerospace Medicine.

Prior to coming to Augusta Health, Dr. Krieger practice at army hospitals and bases in the United States and around the world.

"Our goal is to develop a completely new medical service for the community, focusing on Occupational Health. Occupational Health is a special branch of medicine with emphasis on health in the workplace—it's concerned with the physical and mental well-being of employees," explains Dr. Krieger. "We can advise employers on work-related illnesses and accidents, provide medical exams for new and existing employees, and monitor the health of employees. Ultimately, we want to help ensure that employers can maintain a safe and healthy work environment while providing workers with quality medical treatments and prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. This will help improve the workers' health and productivity."

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