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Austin Sumner, MD, MPH

Austin Sumner, MD, MPH

Occupational Medicine Physician
Medical Director, Occupational Medicine


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Dr. Austin Sumner attended Louisiana State University Medical School followed by a residency in Internal medicine and a fellowship in environmental and occupational medicine. After completing his fellowship Dr. Sumner served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigating occupational and environmental disease outbreaks.

Dr. Sumner has been practicing occupational medicine for 10 years and he is particularly interested in helping those who are out of work and/or have lost their way in the workers compensation system.  He enjoys working collaboratively with employers, adjusters, attorneys, vocational rehabilitation counselors and other clinical care providers to aid in worker recovery and the safe return to work.

Laurance Thompson, MS

Laurance Thompson, MS

Clinical Psychologist


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Larry Thompson, MS is a licensed psychologist-master specializing in behavioral medicine pain management services.

His interests include helping injured workers maximize their recovery, improve function, return to productive work and reduce emotional distress. He consults with medical centers and hospitals to develop effective protocols for chronic pain treatment and opioid risk reduction and gives workshops on Pain Management and Disability Prevention to health care providers, attorneys and insurance personnel.

In addition, Larry offers psychological Independent Medical Evaluations (IME’s) and IME Critiques for workers’ compensation.

Rebecca Scholl, PA-C

Rebecca Scholl, PA-C

Physician Assistant


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Rebecca Scholl, PA-C received her degree as a Physician Assistant from Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens. She has worked in emergency medicine and family practice. Rebecca enjoys making personal connections with her patients. "I feel when someone is injured on the job it is important to try to keep them working in some capacity as they recover from their injury. It is important to get people not only back to work but also back to the things they enjoy doing in life."

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