Skip to main content

Occupational Medicine


Comprehensive Work Injury Solutions


We’re changing the way that work injuries are managed- Our comprehensive and personalized approach to managing on the job injuries is targeted at one goal- returning the worker safely and in a timely manner to their occupation.

We want to be your partner in ensuring that your employees thrive in their workplace.

At Modern Pain & Spine we are experts in Occupational Medicine. We retain doctors that are Board Certified in Occupational Medicine as well as Medical Toxicology. We are trained to provide expert advice and care.


Our Philosophy

WORK--> Connect is our comprehensive work injury management program

Our program focuses on four fundamentals – timely treatment, personalized care, communication, and consistency.

  • We aim to provide meaningful and goal-oriented care to return the injured worker to their occupation in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Our medical doctors are trained in occupational medicine to evaluate and manage all types of complex work-related injuries. We take a customized approach to treatment to ensure the best outcomes for your employees.
  • Our team understands the complexities of work injury cases. We pride ourselves on open communication between the employee and safety managers to ensure a team effort in getting the employee back to work.
  • We focus on consistently providing the highest quality of care to help our patients thrive and return to an improved quality of life following an injury.

Occupational Medicine  

We strive for 

  • Fewer OSHA recordables
  • Shorter Injury/Case Durations
  • Both Employee and Employer Satisfaction

About the Medical Director

Dr. Manole is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and serves as the head occupational medicine physician for many large local and national construction, engineering and manufacturing companies. He is uniquely trained in the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. His practice incorporates tertiary occupational medicine employing interventional pain management, when needed, to return his patients to pain-free living. 


  • Work related injuries
  • Preplacement Physicals
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Onsite X-Ray Suite
  • Urinary Drug Screen
  • Medical Surveillance Testing

Employee Health

At Modern Pain & Spine we take a preventive approach to employee health. Our physicians are Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and aim to prevent work injuries by educating employees in healthy lifestyles. Work environment research has shown that an effective employee health program can aid in avoiding many musculoskeletal injuries such as low back strains. 

Impairment Rating

At Modern Pain & Spine our Occupational Medicine physicians are Board Certified to conduct impairment ratings per the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition Guidelines. They are trained to perform complex ratings involving multiple body parts and organ systems.

Occupational Medicine

Independent Medical Evaluation

Modern Pain & Spine retains Independent Medical Examiners that are Board Certified Independent Medical Examiners. Our examiners have completed rigorous training independent medical examination. Our group’s large knowledge base which includes Medical Toxicology, ensures a comprehensive knowledge base for Independent Medical Evaluation.

Toxicology Services Medical Services

At Modern Pain & Spine, many of our physicians are Board Certified in Occupational Medicine. Our lead toxicologist Dr. Steven J. Fishburn serves as our head Medical Toxicologist. Our group provides expertise in work injury exposures for many large local and national construction, engineering and manufacturing companies.

-MRO Medical Review Officer Services

A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a person who is a licensed physician and who is responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer's drug testing program and evaluating medical explanations for certain drug test results.

At Modern Pain & Spine our MRO certified physicians act as an independent and impartial "gatekeeper" and advocate for the accuracy and integrity of the drug testing process. We provide quality assurance review of the drug testing process for specimens. We determine if there is a legitimate medical explanation for laboratory confirmed positive, adulterated, substituted and invalid drug test results. It is our responsibility to ensure the timely flow of test result information to employers and to protect the confidentiality of the drug testing information.

Call today or send us a message to discuss options for your company’s occupational medicine program.



Modern Pain & Spine
1540 Juan Tabo Blvd Ne, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: 505-800-7246
Fax: 505-207-5221

Office Hours

Get in touch