Physicians & Staff

The physicians, nurses and staff of Genesis Occupational Health (GOH) understand the impact of time away from work and focus on enabling employees to return to productivity as soon as possible. All GOH physicians are Certified Medical Review Officers, which allows rapid response to substance abuse testing needs.

Our Physicians

Rick Garrels, MD, MS, MBA, FACOEM, Medical Director

Rick Garrels, MD, MS, MBA, FACOEM, Medical Director
Dr. Garrels is an Occupational Medicine Board Certified physician who has practiced Occupational Medicine for over a decade. He is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner and a Certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Garrels is also a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Geeta Mahadevia, MD

Geeta Mahadevia, MD
Dr. Mahadevia received her Masters in Public Health in Occupational Medicine from he Medical College of Wisconsin and is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine. Dr. Mahadevia has been a staff physician with our organization since 1997. Dr. Mahadevia holds a medical degree from B.J. Medical College in India and completed two years of residency in Internal Medicine at the Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Mahadevia is also a Certified Medical Review Officer and a member of the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

Cheryl Benson, PA-C, NCCPA
Cheryl Benson has practiced both Occupational, Emergency and Family Practice Medicine in a variety of settings for 14 years. Cheryl received her medical degree, a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Iowa in 1992 . She is certified via the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.

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