Occupational Medicine Doctor Questions and Answers
If you are looking for occupational medicine doctor, visit Restore Health Urgent Care. Our doctor provides employer drug testing, work injury treatment, and other occupational health services. For more information call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Palm Bay FL, Malabar FL, Melbourne FL and June Park FL.
Work is a part of everyday life for the average person, and sometimes we get injured or ill on the job. At Restore Health Urgent Care, our occupational medicine doctors can provide first-rate occupational healthcare so that you can feel safe and secure at your place of employment.
What does an occupational medicine doctor do?
Occupational medicine doctors focus on keeping employees both mentally and physically well at work and ensuring the workplace environments are safe to conduct work with as few risks or hazards as possible. In doing so, occupational medicine doctors advise employees on how their work impacts their health and what they can do to develop healthier practices at work. As such, the particular work and concerns of any occupational medicine doctor can vary according to the hazards and risks involved within a specific industry. With that in mind, occupational medicine doctors can provide the following services:
- Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals
- Evaluation and treatment of a work-related injury or illness
- Patient education on healthy and safe working practices and environments
- Pre-employment screenings
- Psychological and psychiatric care
- Rehabilitation strategies
- Treatment for repetitive strain injuries
- Work-related injury and illness prevention
In order to provide the above services, occupational medicine doctors must have knowledge of workplace operations, be familiar with toxic properties of various materials, understand the hazards and stressors involved in the industry, be well-versed in occupational health and safety regulations, and regularly conduct research into occupational health issues.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
When preparing for an occupational medicine appointment, it is a good idea to be ready to share information about your past and current health status, your job and role, any hazards you face at work, and any present symptoms you are experiencing, whether they are work-related or not. You may also need to provide information concerning any medications you take, any allergies you have, alcohol, drug, tobacco use, and your family’s medical history. You may also be required to bring a record of immunizations.
If you would like more information on how best to prepare for an occupational medicine appointment at Restore Health Urgent Care, please feel free to call us. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
What should I expect at my appointment?
Ultimately, the particulars of your occupational medicine appointment may vary according to the nature of your employment. That said, you should possibly expect some general things to take place at an occupational medicine appointment, including a complete review of your medical history, a physical examination, and various tests and screenings.
The medical history review may assess any past conditions you or a family member has had or has currently, any allergies you have, any medications you take, as well as any past hospitalizations or surgeries you have had.
During the physical examination, your occupational medicine provider may measure your height, weight, heart rate, blood pressure, and other vitals. They may also evaluate your overall appearance, the health of your heart and lungs, vision, hearing, and any other bodily function or area that is relevant to the work you are required to perform.
For more information about what you can expect at your occupational medicine appointment at Restore Health Urgent Care, feel free to call us!
For excellent occupational healthcare in Palm Bay, FL, come to Restore Health Urgent Care! We welcome you to schedule an appointment through our website, by calling us, or visit us at 1840 Eldron Blvd SE Suite 1, in Palm Bay, Florida. Our doors are open to you Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on weekends from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.