ABOUT WorkWell

WorkWell Physicians  are current with state and federal updates, and adhere to regulatory guidelines, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT). Click here to see a detailed list of our services.


We work directly with employers and TPA’s to keep businesses running and employees safe and healthy on the job, offering customized and cost-effective tools to each of our partners according to their needs.

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WorkWell’s legacy and distinctive approach to occupational healthcare inspired the services offered by Reli, the first and only Patient Recovery Process Partner.   Reli’s suite of services aim to redefine the standards for workers compensation patient recovery process throughout the country.


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Scott F. Sheppard, MD

Dr. Sheppard has been with WorkWell for over 20 years and is currently the Medical Director. His areas of expertise are in orthopedic surgery and occupational medicine. Dr. Sheppard travels to all the Pittsburgh area WorkWell locations, enabling patients to receive quality orthopedic consultations and care in a convenient location. He went to medical school at the University of Michigan and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


Roger A. Ponchek, MPA, PA-C

Roger graduated from Duquesne University with a Master’s in Physician Assistant studies. Roger has over 20 years of experience as a Physician Assistant in Orthopedics and Neurosurgery. He worked for 2 years in an Orthopedic Spine practice. He spent 13 years as a Neurosurgical Physician Assistant at Allegheny General Hospital and surrounding community hospitals. Prior to coming to WorkWell, Roger worked at UPMC as an Orthopedic Physician Assistant for 5 years.


Shannon Ross, MPA, PA-C

Shannon graduated from Duquesne University with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2003 and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She began her career in Transplant Surgery before transitioning to the Emergency Department and the local Urgent Care where she worked for over 10 years. She has been practicing Occupational Medicine since 2018 and is a certified DOT medical examiner.


Bonnie Rodgers, CRNP

Bonnie is an ANCC Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  She graduated from The University of Pittsburgh in 1998 with honors from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine have been Bonnie's focus for 23 years. She also has experience in treating musculoskeletal pain with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem cells and Hyaluronic Acid using fluoroscopic guidance.