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At Injury Care Associates it is Our Mission to provide injured workers with an exceptional patient experience while managing lost time and cost associated with Workers’ Compensation claims.
Because we specialize in Occupational Medicine, our physicians are more familiar with the types of injuries and illnesses commonly associated with work-related activities. This expertise allows our team of physicians to identify work-related injuries and illness early in the claim process and begin providing the treatment needed to get you Back to Work, Back to Life.
Identifying whether an injury or illness is work-related is a crucial and often overlooked part of a Workers’ Compensation claim. Failure to appropriately and accurately identify work-relatedness can lead to delays in treatment and unexpected costs. By having a physician, specialized in Occupational Medicine overseeing your claim, you receive better care, faster.
We make a difference by delivering results
The health and wellness of our patients always comes first. We partner with our patients to return them back to work quickly and safely.
Our physician-only model ensures that our patients only receive the highest level of care while expediting treatment and recovery.
We keep you informed of your employee’s progress throughout the claim and partner with you to create a treatment plan that incorporates work activities.
Our Level II Accredited Physicians adhere to the DOWC Treatment Guidelines and work with claim managers to expedite treatment resulting in shorter claim duration and reduced claim cost.
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Ericson B. Tentori, DO
Dr. Eric Tentori is a native of Kansas City, MO and attended the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, graduating in1992 with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tentori came to Denver, CO to complete his residency training in Internal Medicine at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center and has been a fan of Colorado ever since. Dr. Tentori has been practicing Occupational Medicine in the state of Colorado since 1997, serving the Denver-metro area in addition to a 5-year stint serving the Western Slope where he had great access to some of the lesser traveled ski resorts Colorado has to offer. Dr. Tentori has over 10 years experience serving as Clinic Director of Occupational Medicine clinics and has spent the last 4 years focusing on the management of medically complex occupational work injuries.
Dr. Tentori is Level II accredited through the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation and is a Certified Medical Examiner with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Dr. Tentori works in our Denver and Thornton clinics.
Margaret “Peggy” Irish, DO
Dr. Irish was born in Minnesota but has chosen to call Colorado home for the last several decades. Prior to obtaining her medical degree from Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Denver. Dr. Irish completed an Internship in Family Practice at the University of Minnesota before completing her Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Syracuse where she was the Chief Resident. Dr. Irish has over 20 years’ experience providing Occupational Medicine services in Colorado. Her expertise in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries is valuable in the functional outcomes of her patients.
Dr. Irish is Level II accredited through the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. She is a Certified Medical Examiner with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and is a member of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
Dr. Irish works in our Thornton clinic.
Martin Kalevik, DO
Dr. Kalevik is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver in Chemistry and performed graduate research at the University of Denver in Biochemistry. He received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. While completing his Residency in Family Medicine at Des Moines General Hospital he served as the Chief Resident. In addition to practicing Occupational Medicine in the Denver area for the last 25 years, Dr. Kalevik has served as the Employee Health Medical Director for a number of local hospitals. Dr. Kalevik’s focus is on musculoskeletal injuries and restoring function and productivity to Colorado workers following work-related injuries.
Dr. Kalevik is Level II accredited through the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation and is a Certified Medical Examiner with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Dr. Kalevik serves on the State of Colorado Division Independent Medical Exam panel.
James Fox, MD
Dr. Fox is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Fox has been practicing Occupational Medicine in Colorado for the last 20 years including 5 years as the Deputy Medical Director for Rocky Flats Environmental Technologies in Golden, CO. Dr. Fox joins the Injury Care Associates team with a wealth of expertise and experience in Occupational Medicine. Dr. Fox enjoys spending time outside with his family and dog camping, fly fishing, hiking and cross country skiing.
Dr. Fox is Level II accredited through the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation, is a Certified Medical Examiner with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and is MRO Certified.
Tom Robinson, PT
Tom Robinson has been a physical therapist for 25 years and has been specializing in Occupational Medicine and returning injured employees back-to-work for the last 19 years. Tom enjoys the time he spends with his patients and the opportunity to rehabilitate injured workers and return them back to work. Tom loves the satisfaction he feels when his patients are improving and achieving progress in working towards their goals and regaining control of their lives again. His goal is to help his patients eliminate their symptoms, restore their ability to complete their activities of daily living and return to full function in their job.
Outside of treating patients Tom enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America.
Robyn Smolin, DPT, PT
Robyn is a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2017. Robyn also has her Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She has previously worked in geriatrics, but is excited to get back into the clinic and help people recover from their accidents and get back to work. She is a recent transplant from Phoenix, Arizona and loves discovering all the beauty that Colorado has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, and exploring her new city.
Ashley Poczekaj, DPT, PT
Ashley joins Injury Care Associates from Chicago, Illinois where she is both a native and where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University. Prior to joining Injury Care Associates Ashley’s practice focused primarily on various orthopedic, neurological and post-surgical conditions including specialization in treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Throughout her training and clinical practice, Ashley has experience with patients of all ages and a wide range of conditions including traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and post-surgical cardiac rehabilitation. In her practice, Ashley focuses on guiding patients to becoming self-sufficient and to becoming the most active and productive versions of themselves possible.
Lacey Abell, PT, DPT
Lacey is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned her Doctorate in physical therapy. Lacey also has her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Through her training and clinical experience Lacey has worked in sports medicine, orthopedic, and occupational health clinics and has experience working with adult neurological populations and youth adaptive athletes. Lacey enjoys hiking with her dog, biking, snowboarding, and playing football and looks forward to exploring Colorado and leaving Wisconsin winters behind.
Michael Varnay, DC
Dr. Michael Varnay is a Board Certified Chiropractor specializing in the conservative management of chronic pain and work-related injuries. By using a multi-modal diagnostic and treatment model to determine the "can's and cannot's" of conservative care, Dr. Varnay creates unique treatment plans that are specific to the patient, injury, and level of functional status the patient plans to return to.
Services provided by Dr. Varnay include chiropractic adjustments, physio-tape, functional movement, and dry-needling. Dr. Varnay's goal when performing dry-needling is to restore function with the least risk possible. Dr. Varnay works with the patient to tailor the treatment to include exercises and activities that can be performed between visits to limit the number of visits necessary to achieve maximum levels of functional improvement.
Dr. Varnay works in our Denver clinic.
Richard “Rip” Mobus, DC
Dr. Mobus is a 1990 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR and has specialized exclusively in Occupational Medicine since 1997. He has sat on medical provider boards as well as been a part of the Medical Treatment Guidelines Task Force with the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. He has served as a course instructor for the Division of Workers’ Compensation Level 1 re-accreditation program for nine years. He holds certificate degrees in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine. His treatment is focused on achieving functional gains and incorporating movement and work-activities into a comprehensive treatment program. Dr. Mobus enjoys consulting with physicians and other treatment providers to rehabilitate and return injured patients back to work quickly and in a cost-effective manner.
With a 40-year background in competitive cycling, Dr. Mobus believes in the benefits of movement and activity in the rehabilitation from injury. Dr. Mobus enjoys cycling and skiing and is the founder of the Celebrity cycling team in Colorado.
Dr. Mobus works in our Thornton clinic.
Iliana Cruz, LMT, MMP, CCT
Iliana is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has over 1,500 hours in Advanced Medical Massage Therapy. Iliana is always seeking to advance her knowledge and techniques to better assist her patients in the injury rehabilitation process. Iliana is trained in and practices many different modalities of massage, tailoring her treatments to the patient’s specific injury and job functions. Iliana finds that by combining several types of treatment, from myofascial release, deep tissue and myofascial cupping, that she is able to help alleviate pain and improve range-of-motion. Iliana works closely with the medical providers at Injury Care Associates to coordinate treatments and help return patients back-to-work.
Iliana enjoys spending time backpacking, camping and fishing all while exploring Colorado’s wonderful backcountry. When not working or exploring, Iliana spends time dotting on her grand babies and with her family and friends.
Anthony de Mooy, MSN, BSN
Tony joined Injury Care Associates in 2020 to launch our On-site Services to better serve our patients and Colorado employers by bringing high-quality medical services direct to the job site. Tony is a Registered Nurse with experience in Acute Care and Hospital Administration and prior to nursing, was a Paramedic for 20 years. With his clinical background in emergency medicine and inpatient care along with his Masters in Nursing Leadership and administrative background, Tony is well positioned to lead our On-site Services team and provide world class services to patients and clients throughout the Denver area.
When not working Tony can often be found riding his horses through many of Colorado’s National or State parks or cycling his way over some of Colorado’s passes.
Tony staffs and manages Injury Care Associates On-site Services in the greater Denver area and select regions along the Front Range.
Brett de Mooy, MS, MBA
Brett is a Colorado native who has been in the healthcare field since 2005. Brett has experience in the administration of Family Practice, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine facilities. Brett has a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado. Brett enjoys running and cycling and spending time with his wife and sons.
Practice Manager Denver
Karla joins Injury Care Associates after working at a personal injury law firm in California. Karla was drawn to Colorado by the outdoor recreation and the tranquility of the mountains. Karla enjoys being an advocate for our patients, partnering with the medical providers at Injury Care Associates to make sure that patients are receiving the highest quality care possible in a manner that causes minimal disruption to their personal and professional lives. Karla is acutely aware of the challenges that recovering from an accident can pose and she works with her colleagues every day to ensure that her patients are treated with the compassion and expertise required to make a full recovery. Karla is a Notary Public for the State of Colorado, is bilingual in English and Spanish and welcomes the opportunity to partner with local businesses to provide the highest quality Occupational Medicine services in the Denver area.
Practice Manager Thornton
Marissa, like many of our team, is a Colorado native and has been with Injury Care Associates since it opened in 2017. Marissa has a strong passion for healthcare and having a positive impact on patients’ lives. As a Practice Manager, Marissa embraces the opportunity she has to help injured workers navigate the workers’ compensation healthcare system. She understands the challenges and frustrations that patients experience when they have an injury and she is committed to helping them focus on their recovery and returning back to work. Marissa enjoys the opportunities that she has to be a trusted partner to patients and Colorado employers. Outside of Injury Care Associates Marissa enjoys photography and spending time with her family.
Jason Fixsel is originally from the great state of Iowa and began his career in Safety in 1992 with MCI Telecommunications. A job offer, desire for the outdoors and skiing led him to Colorado in 1996 to manage the workers’ compensation program for MCI WorldCom. In the following 10 years he gained experience in Risk Management, OSHA Guidelines, and Workplace Safety with both small and large organizations. Jason moved into the Account Management field in Occupational Medicine in 2006. He currently has over 11 years of experience taking care of clients and developing business relationships in Denver, Thornton and along the Front Range. Jason loves to golf and spend time with his wife Krysta and 3 children.