Our History and Philosophy of Care
In the late 1990s, many hospitals and clinics were moving occupational health services to a family practice model, rather than the specialty service that it is. Vijay Eyunni, M.D., M.P.H., along with other key partners, recognized the power of teaming with employers, workers, insurers, health and safety leaders, and medical specialists to deliver focused and integrated occupational health services.
Minnesota Occupational Health joined with Summit Orthopedics to offer more comprehensive management of musculoskeletal injuries. “This program proved very successful because of its unique partnership between occupational health and orthopedics,” Dr. Eyunni says. “That ensures continuity of care for injuries that require orthopedic intervention, including physical therapy or surgery.” Dr. Eyunni, board certified in occupational medicine, continues to see patients and serves as MOH’s medical director, as well as the team physician for the Minnesota Twins.
Starting with a staff of five, MOH quickly grew as more employers chose MOH for their workers’ care. The growing numbers and deep loyalty indicate employers’ preference for our model of specialized care.
The original clinic in the Midway area of St. Paul, just off I-94 near Snelling Avenue, still welcomes patients today. With our growth and desire to increase convenience, we opened a second location, in Blaine, in 2013, and in 2015, a third location, in Eagan.
Each physician brings passion and experience in specialized areas such as complex medical surveillance, blood-borne pathogens or hazardous materials exposures. Our physicians’ reputations for clinical excellence and for handling complex cases – as well as for being approachable and responsive – are well earned.
Dr. Eyunni places a high value on customer service. “I strongly believe in providing the best quality of care, easy access and the best outcomes for each patient and employer,” he says. “If you take care of the employee, everything else will fall into place.”