About Us

OMS is a nationally-recognized team of physicians who work closely with other occupational health and safety professionals. Our interdisciplinary team applies decades of experience and cutting edge knowledge to address the medical needs of organizations of all sizes and types.

 

Shirley A. Conibear MD, MPH, FACPM
President
 

Dr. Conibear is a frequently published and renowned board-certified occupational medicine physician with over 35 years of experience. She has served as Consulting Medical Director to such firms as Milwaukee Road, Morton Chemical, ICI Paints, Waste Management, DAP, USG Corp and Akzo Nobel.  In the clinic, she performs and oversees comprehensive patient examinations that evaluate fitness-for-duty, short and long term disability and workers' compensation issues as well as US Civil Service Immigration and OSHA compliance physicals.

Dr. Conibear developed a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) clarification program which, when implemented, has greatly reduced fraud and abuse as a cost containment service for our clients.

Dr. Conibear is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and residency trained in Family Medicine. She holds a Medical Doctor (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Illinois, where she is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor.  She teaches and supervises residents in Occupational Medicine during their practicum at the OMS.

Dr. Conibear is:

  • A certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) in good standing
  • A Designated Civil Surgeon for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • CAOHC Certified Professional Supervisor
  • Licensed to practice medicine in 16 states

Virginia A. Evans, MD, MPH, FACEP
Director, Clinical Services – Occupational Medicine Physician

Dr. Evans is Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and prior to joining The OMS, Ltd., practiced as a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician in Cleveland, Ohio for over thirty years. She holds a Medical Doctor (MD) degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She also holds a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago, where she continues to serve as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in the UIC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program.

In the clinic, she performs and oversees comprehensive patient examinations that evaluate fitness-for-duty, short and long term disability and workers’ compensation issues as well as US Civil Service Immigration and OSHA compliance physicals. Dr. Evans is also certified as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (Senior AME).

Dr. Evans is licensed to practice medicine in 12 states

Jazmine Nickols
Medical Assistant

Ms. Nickols plays an integral part in the total operation of the OMS clinic. She is a primary contact for scheduling, billing, and client communications. Ms. Nickols is responsible for scheduling doctor’s examinations, DOT and OSHA compliance examinations, drug screens, respirator wearer physicals and respirator fit testing procedures both in the OMS clinic and at the client's work-site. Ms. Nickols ensures quality and accuracy in maintaining patient test results, HIPAA confidential medical records, data entry and record storage. Ms. Nickols ensures maintenance, certification and inspection occurs of all lab and medical test equipment, such as x-ray, EKG, vision, audiometer, PFT (spirometry), neurometer plus ancillary items. Ms. Nickols is a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). She is also a Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified in CPR. She has completed Audiometric Testing training and NIOSH-approved Spirometry training.

Education

  • Medical Assistant Diploma from Computer Systems Institute, March, 2013

Professional Certifications

  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Certified Professional Collector (CPC)
  • Certified in CPR

Jeanne Boysen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President

Ms. Boysen manages the operations of The OMS, Ltd. and brings to OMS more than 20 years of experience in human resources and 5 years of experience as a paralegal.  Ms. Boysen’s training and experience provide a uniquely valuable ability to manage all clinic operations.  Ms. Boysen supervises medical and administrative assistants in the clinic to afford quality and accuracy in all OMS work product.  In addition to her SPHR and SHRM certifications, Ms. Boysen serves as Vice President of the Chicago chapter of the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Denver.  Ms. Boysen is also a DATIA Certified Professional Collector.

Ashley Wyatt
Medical Assistant

Ms. Wyatt plays an integral part in the total operation of the OMS clinic. She is a primary contact for scheduling, billing, and client communications. Ms. Wyatt is responsible for scheduling doctor’s examinations, DOT and OSHA compliance examinations, drug screens, respirator wearer physicals and respirator fit testing procedures both in the OMS clinic and at the client's work-site. Ms. Wyatt ensures quality and accuracy in maintaining patient test results, HIPAA confidential medical records, data entry and record storage. Ms. Wyatt ensures maintenance, certification and inspection occurs of all lab and medical test equipment, such as x-ray, EKG, vision, audiometer, PFT (spirometry), neurometer plus ancillary items. Ms. Wyatt is certified in CPR and has completed Audiometric Testing training and NIOSH-approved Spirometry training.

Education

  • Medical Assistant Diploma Everest College, July, 2014

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Professional Collector (CPC)
  • Certified in CPR

Tonya Brookshire
Administrative Assistant

Tonya Brookshire is the administrative assistant to the physicians and staff of OMS. Ms. Brookshire joined OMS in 2016, bringing more than 10 years of experience as an administrative assistant. She graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature. Ms. Brookshire performs clerical functions for a variety of tasks, including IMEs, FMLA asset protection reports, transcription of medical reports, Internet searches on medical topics, and coordinates the physician license program. She also is responsible for maintaining our case databases. Ms. Brookshire plays an integral part in the total operation of the OMS clinic. She assists with scheduling, billing, and client communications. She is a DATIA Certified Professional Collector and serves as the backup for the medical assistants.