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James Craner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP practices Occupational and Environmental Medicine based in Reno, Nevada.

Dr. Craner specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and injuries caused by exposure to chemical, biological, and physical agents and hazards in the workplace and other environments.

Currently Dr. Craner serves as the full-time Corporate Physician for Tesla, Inc. 

Dr. Craner is also the founder and principal developer of webOSCAR™, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that automates and streamlines the process of managing employee- and company-specific health, safety and environmental data and requirements in a single, real-time system.  webOSCAR and Dr. Craner have patent-pending advanced analytical methods and tools for prediction and aggregate trends for noise-induced hearing loss, biomarkers of occupational toxicant exposure, and lung function screening.  Companies and organizations in industries of all sizes rely on webOSCAR every day to effectively protect their employees’ health and keep on top of compliance requirements.

Updates

March 2022.  Dr. Craner’s critical review/commentary article, Audiometric data analysis for prevention of noise‐induced hearing loss: A new approach, was published online on March 15, 2022 and is available in the May, 2022 issue of American Journal of Industrial MedicineA downloadable copy of the print article is available here.

December 2021.  A PCT (International Patent Application) was filed on December 6, 2021 for “Methods and systems for audiometric early detection, prediction and aggregate trend analysis of noise-induced and other progressive hearing loss.”

December 2020.  Dr. Craner and Neil Willits, PhD filed a US Patent Office provisional patent application on December 7, 2020 for their invention, “Methods and systems for audiometric early detection, prediction and aggregate trend analysis of noise-induced and other progressive hearing loss.” This novel statistical methodology and related information automation technology will transform audiometry from a compliance-driven, individual screening test with limited preventive capability into a medical surveillance process that can be directly linked to aggregate corrective and prevention actions. This patent emanates from the technology presented by Dr. Craner in 2016 as a Finalist in the OSHA-NIOSH Noise Challenge.

January 2020.  Due to existing commitments, Dr. Craner will not be accepting new patients for direct clinical care or consultation. Effective Nov. 19, 2020, Dr. Craner’s ‘land line’ number (775) 345-1407 has been discontinued.