Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, is a board-certified provider of occupational and preventive medicine. Since 1986, he has served as the medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, also helps corporate clients maintain effective drug-free workplace programs as a certified medical review officer.
Question: What do medical review officers do?
Answer: Medical review officers handle laboratory results stemming from workplace drug and alcohol tests. They maintain the integrity and transparency of such tests by ensuring the accuracy and confidentiality of results.
Question: Who can be a medical review officer?
Answer: Only licensed physicians may become medical review officers in the United States. However, physicians are not limited to the states where they hold medical licenses and may act as medical review officers in other states and jurisdictions.
Question: How do physicians become certified medical review officers?
Answer: Multiple organizations offer certification, primarily the Medical Review Officer Certification Council and the American Association of Medical Review Officers. Physicians are required to complete specialized training and pass a qualifying examination to become certified.
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.