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Occupational Medicine

Primary Care Practice, Urgent Care & Medical Spa located in Amarillo, TX
Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine services offered in Amarillo, TX

Enroll in occupational medicine if you need a physical exam, respirator fitness test, or drug screening for work. At I40First in Amarillo, Texas, primary care providers Julito Uy, MD, George Peterson, DNP, FNP-C, and the team offer various occupational medicine services, including Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, hearing and vision testing, and more. Request an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.

What is occupational medicine?

Occupational medicine diagnoses and treats work-related illnesses and injuries. It also uses preventive screenings –– like physical exams, pulmonary function testing, and lab work –– to identify underlying health problems that might affect your job performance.

If your employer requires routine checkups or you need occupational medicine before returning to work, contact the team at I40First.

What services does occupational medicine include?

At I40First, the team offers various occupational medicine services, including:

Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals

If you drive a commercial vehicle, like a city bus or a semi-truck, you’re required by law to undergo a DOT physical every two years. If you have a chronic health problem, like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or diabetes, more frequent checkups might be necessary. 

The team at I40First performs the required screenings and fills out the paperwork required by your employer.

Fitness to work evaluations

If you suffer an injury on the job, you might need a fitness for work evaluation before returning. Your I40First provider assesses various factors during the evaluation, including your muscle strength, range of motion, and functional abilities. 

Drug testing

Drug testing analyzes a sample of your blood, urine, or saliva for the presence of prescription medication, illicit substances, or alcohol. The team at I40First offers several types of drug testing with quick turnaround times.

Visual acuity and hearing testing

If you operate heavy machinery, power tools, or a commercial vehicle at work, it’s crucial to protect your vision and hearing. Routine testing at I40First can alert you to health problems that affect the eyes and ears when they respond best to treatment.

Respirator fitness testing

A respirator fitness test is a quick, outpatient procedure that assesses the fit of your commercial respirator. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires this type of testing for anyone who works in a hazardous environment where dust, gases, or fumes are present.

Pulmonary function testing

Pulmonary function testing assesses the health of your lungs and respiratory system. There are several types of pulmonary function tests, including spirometry and the six-minute walk test.

Spirometry measures the amount of air you can exhale and inhale, while the six-minute walk test assesses your lung function during exercise.

What should I bring to my occupational medicine appointment?

The team at I40First recommends bringing the following information to your occupational health appointment:

  • Paperwork from your employer
  • Health insurance card
  • Results from recent labs or diagnostic tests
  • Names and contact information for any doctors you’ve seen recently

If you need occupational medicine, make an appointment at I40First by calling the office or booking online today.