IMMEX – (Injury Management and Medical EXamination) is a specialised occupational medical practice established in 1976 and now recognised as a leader in this field.
IMMEX is renown for:
Highly Respected Team of Medical Practitioners
IMMEX team of highly respected occupational medical practitioners, physiotherapists and psychologists provide a range of services that enable businesses to effectively manage their workers compensation risks and responsibilities and their workplace health and wellbeing.
Client Engagement and Follow Up
IMMEX medical practitioners engage with you to understand your business and working environment to deliver the best possible outcome for both the employee and the employer. They will contact and discuss their findings and recommendations every step of the way.
Independent and Evidence Based Opinions
IMMEX practitioners and specialists provide objective unbiased opinion based on the latest evidence available.
Solutions to meet Clients Individual Needs
The success of IMMEX is based on the ability to be flexible and work with clients to meet their individual needs. IMMEX recognises that no two businesses are the same and actively work with clients to understand their needs and challenges to find a solution to meet them. Communication is paramount.
One Stop Shop
IMMEX is able to deliver all of your workers, compensation, injury management, fitness for duties, medical opinion, health surveillance and health and well being services under the one roof.
Quality of Care
Because occupational medicine is all that we do, all of the time, and have done for a very long time, we are very good at what we do.
Our aim is to provide the best injury management, medical opinion, health assessments and education, based on evidence and objectivity. We want the best possible return-to-work and return to life outcomes for workers in the shortest possible timeframe.
Our Executive Team
Dr Stephen Simmons
Practice Owner, Managing Director
Stephen is The Managing Director of IMMEX and is also responsible for clinical governance.
He completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales in 1984 and graduated with honours. He holds general, and specialist medical registration in General Practice, is a SIRA Authorised Injury Management Consultant (IMC), a member of Australia and New Zealand Society Of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM), and an Accredited RailCorp Health Assessment Professional.
Having had extensive experience in Occupational Medicine and General Practice as the founder of a large and successful group medical practice in Mascot Sydney; in 2001, Stephen was inspired to pursue his passion for occupational medicine which led him to establish a dedicated Occupational Medicine organisation and later acquire the IMMEX brand.
Having continued to grow and develop the business, Stephen opened a second clinic in Parramatta in 2014, placing Michael Playford, Head of Physiotherapy at the helm.
He has continued to lead and drive IMMEX to the successful business that it is today and has plans to expand further. He has mentored junior doctors that share his passion and in doing so, has established IMMEX as a registered training facility for occupational medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
Michael has been an integral member of the team at IMMEX since the opening of the Waterloo site in 2001. Michael has over 20 years experience in acute injury management and rehabilitation of injured workers, corporate consultancy, work hardening programs, workplace education programs, orthopaedic plastering and splinting, gym design and pre-employment screening across all industries.
Michael has a particular interest in consulting with corporate clients to better manage their workers compensation risks and costs. This consultancy has led to Michael successfully developing bespoke pre-employment functional testing protocols and onsite prevention programs for small, medium and large enterprises.
Michael is committed to providing evidence-based practice to his patients and corporate clients alike. This extends into his interest of sharing his knowledge by providing ongoing training to the physiotherapy, nursing and medical team, educating his patients or providing evidence-based workplace training and education solutions to businesses.
Group General Manager
Having spent most of her career as a senior executive in the corporate sector across a wide range of industries, Vicki joined IMMEX in 2018 bringing with her a vast wealth of knowledge and experience.
Vicki moved into consulting in 2009, after having attained the most senior role in her field in the corporate arena. She particularly specialised in business transformation, strategic planning, change management and business process re-engineering. She found a niche for herself in the small to medium market sector where a number of her clients were in the health sector. Amongst her vast array of accomplishments, Vicki has written IT strategy for a new cancer centre, process re-engineered and automated a Sports physician’s practice and help transform, develop and expand an integrated medical clinic into new industry sectors. In joining IMMEX Vicki has defined the business strategy and is leading the development of systems and processes to help take IMMEX to its next level of evolution and expansion.
In addition to her work accomplishments, Vicki has won a number of industry awards, contributed articles to industry magazines, presented at conferences on wide ranging topics including strategic planning, business intelligence and emotional intelligence. She has been a frequent guest university lecturer at both under graduate and post graduate levels, helped launch the UNSW Masters of Information Systems and served for many years on the UNSW Industry Advisory Panel. Additionally, she served for over ten years on a number of sporting boards including Swimming Australia’s Strategic Planning Board Sub Committee and NSW Women’s Sport and Recreation.
Our Team of Experts
Our treating medical staff comprises specialist occupational physicians and doctors with special interest and training in occupational medicine. All our medical practitioners and specialists are SIRA authorised medical practitioners and many are also authorised Injury Management Consultants.
Additionally, we have a number of medical specialists who provide independent medical opinions for medico legal work.
As well as our medical staff, we have a team of qualified occupational nurses and a team of SIRA approved physiotherapists and a SIRA approved psychologist.
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Our Support Team
At each of our clinics, our expert team of medical practitioners and allied health professionals are supported by our highly skilled and dedicated support team to ensure administrative processes are consistent, efficient and effective.
We work with companies of all sizes from small to medium-sized businesses to major private and Government corporations across a range of industries. These include but are not limited to construction, mining, transport, utilities, hospitals, stevedoring, manufacturing and labour hire. Our clients number in the hundreds and include many of Australia’s well known and successful companies. We tailor our services to meet the specific industry and operational needs of our clients so they can focus on the smooth running of their business.
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