Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO has an extensive medical background. His longest-running position is heading the medical team at Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before assuming his current responsibilities, he started his career in emergency services clinics and hospital emergency departments. One of those establishments was the Johnston Atoll Dispensary where Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO dealt with toxicological emergencies associated with chemical munitions.
Chemical munitions are also sometimes referred to as chemical weapons. Usually, chemical munitions are delivered through explosions using bombs or missiles, causing injuries and death through reactions that can include asphyxiation, nerve damage, blistering, and blood poisoning, among others.
Chemical weapons can be destroyed through two processes: incineration and neutralization. Incinerating the chemicals is done by using extreme heat to turn the chemicals into ash, water vapor, or carbon dioxide. The JACAD project on Johnston Atoll was an example of this. Neutralization, on the other hand, breaks down chemical agents using water and caustic compounds like sodium hydroxide.
The medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO provides direct patient care in an active occupational medicine practice. Additionally, he serves as an independent medical examiner certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO received his doctorate in osteopathic medicine in 1980 and is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), and the American Association of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP).
Dedicated to promoting the health and safety of workers and workplaces, ACOEM was founded in 1916. It represents more than 4,500 physicians across the U.S.. Each year, ACOEM hosts the American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC), the 2016 installment of which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the organization.
The most recent annual conference took place in April in Chicago and included numerous educational sessions on topics including leadership for physicians, public safety, and mindfulness as well as specific, relevant conditions such as head trauma. Full-day courses were offered on the two days prior to the official start of the conference. During the event, participants had the opportunity to sit for their Medical Review Officer or Independent Medical Examiner certification exams.
Annual ACOEM awards are also presented during each conference. At the 2016 event, members received recognition for lifetime achievement, excellence in education, and meritorious service. The presentation also included a number of resident research awards.
Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz DO treats patients at Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz DO maintains certification as an independent medical examiner with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME).
Commonly referred to as a CIME, a certified independent medical examiner designation is viewed in high regard among the medical community as well as among health care insurance companies, third party administrators in workers' compensation cases, and no-fault auto insurance carriers. The credential signifies a practitioner’s exceptional comprehension and expertise in his or her field and ability to provide complete and objective examinations and reports. Those obtaining the designation have successfully completed credential training and an examination created and executed by the ABIME.
Medical professionals interested in becoming a CIME have multiple opportunities to attend an ABIME training and certification program in 2016. In September, the program will be hosted in Honolulu at the Waialae Country Club for two days, beginning on the 17th. Subsequently, another date is slated for October 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South. The program will take place between October 27th and October 30th. For more information, visit www.abime.org.
As medical director of Concentra Medical Centers, in Honolulu, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, attends to a myriad of administrative, medical, and marketing functions. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, recently traveled to Spain, both for pleasure as well as to observe Occupational Medical Issues.
If you are traveling to Spain for the first time, read about the country so you’ll know where you want to go. As Western Europe’s second-largest country after France, Spain has a lot of ground to cover, making it important to prioritize the attractions you visit.
It is also advisable to be knowledgeable of the distance between cities, as you may instead wind up spending a lot of time traveling instead of enjoying particular locations. If your time in Spain is limited to less than a week, you may want to focus on just one area of the country, instead of trying to rush through a long list of many destinations.
If you are headed for the Spanish Mediterranean resorts during the crowded months of July and August, be sure to make early hotel reservations. Summer can be quite hot, most notably in cities like Madrid, Seville, and Cordoba, which are located inland. If you prefer milder weather, the best months to travel are April, May, June, September, and October.
Dr. Kienitz traveled to New Zealand in December 2015 will be traveling to France in 2016 for similar purposes.
A medical professional in practice for more than three decades, Dr. Ronald H Kienitz, DO, serves as medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Kienitz maintains board certification in occupational medicine.
Providing preventative measures and care for work injuries and illnesses, occupational medicine is aimed at preserving the health and function of employees, thus making it possible for them to perform optimally in their professions. Occupational health services available through Concentra range from drug screenings to wellness programs. The former is a risk management measure that involves taking a test to determine drug and/or alcohol content within the body. The test helps employers create a safer work environment for employees. There is generally a report turnaround time of around 48 hours.
Wellness programs promote a healthy lifestyle. Concentra helps employees make better behavioral decisions that prevent injuries and the onset of illness. The organization offers corporate programs that consist of health risk assessments and biometric screenings as well as wellness education. Further, to increase interest in the programs, Concentra can coordinate an incentive program that includes employee savings.
As a physician certified by the Board of Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, has led as medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, since 1986. In that time, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz has offered medical care to travelers with urgently presenting illnesses and injuries.
Illness and injury is not always preventable but there are a number of precautions that help the traveler to stay healthy. Experts recommend that travelers eat plenty of fruits and vegetables before departure date, particularly if those fruits and vegetables contain high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants. Many travelers also find that the herbal supplement echinacea may help to prevent common colds, while others prefer commercial products that include a variety of immune boosters.
Travelers can also help themselves to avoid germs by washing their hands frequently when in crowded public spaces, such as an airplane or bus. Bacteria and viruses can linger on surfaces, so it is also important to keep one's hands away from one's face in between hand washing. Some travelers choose to wipe down armrests, door handles, and other surfaces before touching them. The use of personal blankets or pillows instead of airplane or hotel-provided items has also become a popular strategy. Maintaining good hydration may also be of benefit, particularly if the traveler restricts himself or herself to bottled water.
The medical director at Concentra Medical Centers in Hawaii, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz DO is a car enthusiast and regularly contributes to Noble forums to discuss vehicle features and stay up to date on special automobile events. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz DO also enjoys driving technologically advanced vehicles. He currently owns a Leaf and is looking to replace it with a Tesla.
Producing zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), Tesla designs and manufactures electric cars. The brand launched in 2003 in San Carlos, California, by founders Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhand. It continues to operate under PayPal cofounder and Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk in California.
Since the Tesla Roadster, the brand released numerous electric cars, the latest being the 2015 Tesla Model S. Beginning at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $69,900 for the most basic model, the vehicle is priced upwards of $104,500 for a fully loaded ride, also known as the P85D all-wheel drive sedan. Each 2015 Tesla Model S comes equipped with overhead, front-impact, knee, and side-impact airbags to keep passengers safe. In addition, anti-lock brakes, pretensioners, and a security system are included. The five-seat vehicle runs on 380 BHP and accommodates 63.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz DO earned both a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a master’s degree in cardiovascular physiology before attending Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. After earning his DO in 1980, he completed his internship and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Botsford General Hospital, a large, multi-specialty facility in suburban Detroit, Michigan. Currently the medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz DO also is a certified independent medical examiner.
Independent medical examiners are licensed medical and osteopathic doctors who are engaged by employers or insurance carriers to conduct independent medical examinations of patients for the purpose of resolving issues related to job performance, insurance, and workers’ compensation. They conduct their examinations for several reasons: for example, to determine the cause and extent of an injury, as well as the most appropriate treatment. Other examinations may be performed to determine if patients have received the maximum benefit possible from a course of treatment, and if any disability remains after the treatment.
The physician who conducts an independent medical exam generally is not involved in the patient’s treatment, and the examination does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Instead, the IME works for the insurance carrier or employer, and reports on issues of liability and job performance, such as whether an injury is the result of an injury sustained on the job, or when a patient may return to work.
Since its establishment in 1994, the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners has certified more than 3,000 independent medical examiners. The physicians who carry ABIME certification are generally considered by employers and insurance carriers to have superior qualifications to address the needs of case and claim management. Candidates for the CIME designation must have at least 10 years’ experience in the practice of medicine, or be board-certified in some other specialty. In addition, they must complete specialized education in the field and successfully complete a four-hour written examination. In addition to subscribing to professional standards of conduct, CIMEs must recertify every five years.
As medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, focuses on the care and prevention of workplace injuries as well as on the treatment of travelers' medical emergencies.