A board-certified occupational medicine physician, Dr. Melissa Tonn is the president and chief medical officer of the Dallas-based OccMD Group, P.A. In addition to her role managing employee occupational-injury and wellness programs for Dallas-area employers opting out of worker’s compensation, Dr. Melissa Tonn serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Population Health (DPH) at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.
Striving to improve the health and well-being of residents of Central Texas and advocate for population health issues, DPH maintains multiple programs to help fulfill its mission. One of these involves researching and implementing new models of value-based primary care. These new models of care emphasize treating people in the communities where they live, prioritizing communication with patients, and eliminating barriers to maintaining good health.
DPH also works with other partners to improve Central Texas’ health-information infrastructure to enhance the ability of clinicians and other staff to access and use health-related information to better inform decision-making. A third DPH program supports occupational health by partnering with area employers on the development of their employee-wellness and disease-prevention and management efforts.
An experienced physician, Melissa D. Tonn, MD, specializes in musculoskeletal disorders, workers’ compensation and disability cases, and chronic regional pain syndrome.