Layne Myers, M.D.
Occupational & Industrial Medicine
Dr. Layne Myers is retired from practicing medicine, however he still participates in speaking engagements from time to time.
- Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
- More than two decades of experience in the workers’ compensation field
- Lead Physician, Industrial Health Service at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, Kentucky
- WorkSaver® Functional Ergonomics Certification (July 2000), Industrial Safety and Rehabilitation Institute
- Private Pilot – Instrument-Rated
- U.S.A.F. Hyperbaric Medicine
- U.S.A.F. Flight Surgeon, 1985-96
- Certified Independent Medical Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (June 2000-2006)
- Undergraduate degree from Transylvania University in Kentucky
- Medical Degree from University of Louisville School of Medicine
- Residency in Family Practice at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Ohio
- Mini Residency in Occupational Medicine at the University of Cincinnati
Dr. Mellayne Myers’s diverse and competitive background makes him uniquely suited for the occupational medicine field. After earning a medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completing a residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Ohio, Dr. Myers returned to Kentucky, working with both Central Baptist Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. He served in several leadership roles during his tenure at Good Samaritan, including as Chairman of the Emergency Department Committee, serving on the hospital’s executive committee, and as Medical Staff Vice-President.
Dr. Myers is board certified for emergency medicine and was very involved with the emergency response organizations while living in Kentucky. He was the Medical Director of the Lexington-Fayette Urban Co. government’s Fire and Emergency Service from 1985 to 2000. He was on the Paramedic Advisory Committee for the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and served as Vice-Chair of the committee from ’86-’87 and Chair from ’87 to ’93. During that time, he was also part of the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee. Dr. Myers began teaching Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) in 1985, and from ‘89 to ‘91, he was the Medical Director of the Kentucky BTLS Faculty. In July of 1990, Dr. Myers was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence for his service of as EMS Medical Director for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, as well as the Distinguished Service Award from the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure Paramedic Advisory Committee for his work between 1987 and 1993.
Dr. Myers has always fostered a love for flying, and between 1979 and 1998 he served as a Federal Aviation Administration Senior Medical Examiner and also as an Aviation Accident Investigator.
In 1989, Myers began working with Toyota Motor Manufacturing as the site leader of Industrial Health Services, which is where he built a solid foundation of understanding health and safety in the workplace. Between 1993 and 1999, Dr. Myers was the Medical Director of Ambulance Service for Toyota. During that time, he was also the medical director of Mercury Ambulance Service.
Dr. Myers was a Basic Trauma Life Support instructor from 1985 to 1991.
Dr. Myers is a proud member of the military and served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm, where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the USAF. He served as a Lt. Colonel at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Chief of Professional Services, Unit Commander of the 445 ASTS, and also as a USAF flight surgeon at Nocton Hall RAFB in Great Britain.
Dr. Myers has helped create many occupational medicine programs that prevent workplace injury, increase efficiency in worker’s compensation, and educate stakeholders of the medical side of the complicated process. Some of the programs Dr. Myers had a hand in include an introduction to work program that decreased early developmental musculoskeletal disorders significantly, a nurse assessment program that allowed for RN’s to assess and provide initial treatment for 40% of the visits to the clinic, and the documentation of efficient work safety practices that have the potential to improve efficiency.
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