West Georgia Physicians

Nick A.  Vlachos, MD

West Georgia Worx (WGW) Medical Director, Dr. Nick Vlachos, provides medical direction for all employees and patients seen.

Dr. Vlachos is the only Board Certified Occupational Medicine Physician in the region. He has 30 years combined experience including automotive, industrial, hospital and private-based programs and is certified as a Medical Review Officer by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Vlachos is a Certified Medical Examiner (CME) under the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, adding value to Worx’s current customer base as well as any Commercial Motor Vehicle driver needing their medical clearance updated.

As a certified medical examiner Dr. Vlachos makes important decisions that will reduce the risk for crashes, injuries and fatalities among interstate CMV drivers. Dr. Vlachos is listed on the federal DOT's National Registry — an online directory of certified medical examiners easily accessible to drivers, motor carriers and the general public, located at nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov.

The National Registry is a Federal program that establishes requirements for health care professionals that perform physical qualification examinations for truck and bus drivers. For more information concerning the impact of the designation, head to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Dr. Vlachos is qualified as a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) through the national Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC), an independent physician-based body that conducts a rigorous and extensive application process and written credentialing examination to identify licensed physicians with the proper medical expertise and skills necessary to evaluate drug and alcohol test results in public and private sectors of the workplace.

MROCC Certification is intended to ensure the public of quality services and the maintenance of ethical conduct by qualified physicians involved in drug and alcohol testing review. The certified MRO may also act as a resource to protect the company, helping with policies and regulatory issues, as well as providing related services such as drug testing collections, breath alcohol testing services, coordination of laboratory services, laboratory performance testing and preparation of summary reports for employers.

Board Certifications

American Board of Occupational Medicine

Medical School

University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL

Residency

Cook County Hospital and University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati

Joined Medical Staff

2009

Achievements

Nationally Registered Certified Medical Examiner (NRCME) for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Specialties

Occupational Medicine

Anesthesiology

Pediatrics

Obstetrics

Dentistry

Internal Medicine

Radiology

Neurology

Family Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Dentistry

Gastroenterology

Cardiology

Emergency Medicine

Oral Surgery

Podiatry

Otolaryngology

Certified Clinical Densitometrist

Clinical Hypertension Specialist

Surgery

Gynecology

Pathology

Pain Management

Urology

Tempero Mandidular Joint Dysfunction Therapy

Primary Healthcare for Women

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Diabetic Foot Care

Southern Crescent Anesthesiology

Hometown Family Medicine

Pediatric Associates of LaGrange PC

The Children’s Clinic of LaGrange

Nephrology

Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine

The Kidney Clinic

Vascular Surgery

Emory at LaGrange

LaGrange Women’s Health

George W. Baker Jr. DMD PC & Associates

Emergency Department

WellStar Medical Group Hospital Medicine

Neurology Center of West Georgia PC

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

WellStar Medical Group Family Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Emory Southern Orthopedics

Children’s Dentistry of West Georgia LLC

WellStar Medical Group Gastroenterology

Spine

WellStar Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center

West Georgia Medical Center Radiology

Radiation Oncology

WellStar Medical Group Cardiovascular Medicine

Pulmonology

WellStar Medical Group Occupational Medicine

LaGrange Internal Medicine

Neurology Clinic of West Georgia

Adult Reconstruction- Hip and Shoulder Surgery

Oncology/Hematology

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

West Georgia Oral Surgery

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia

Critical Care

Sleep Medicine

West Point Family Practice

Georgia Pediatric Cardiology

ENT/Head and Neck Surgery

WellStar Medical Group Ear, Nose & Throat

WellStar Medical Group Internal Medicine

Ophthalmology

Laparoscopic Surgery

WellStar Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology

David E. Martin, MD, PC

Facial Plastics and Surgery

Otorhinolaryngology

Miller Family Medicine Clinic PC

Total Diagnostic & Interventional Pain

Medical Care of LaGrange

WellStar Medical Group Family Medicine (Hogansville)

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

WellStar Medical Group Urology

Mark D. Oliver Family Dentistry

Chuck Pitts, DMD

Endovascular Interventions

Vascular Medicine

Pacemaker Implantation

Treatment of Venous Disorders Including Varicose Vein Ablation

Heart & Vascular Care of Georgia

WellStar Medical Group Pediatrics

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