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Occupational Medicine Specialist

American River Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Orangevale, CA

If you’re starting a new job and need a new hire physical, the team at American River Urgent Care in Orangevale, California, offers a range of occupational medicine services. They perform your exam and recommend the appropriate lab tests, which are conveniently available onsite. Services include vision tests, TB tests, urine tests, X-ray services, and much more. Call today, or book your consultation online.

Occupational Medicine Q & A

What is occupational medicine?

Occupational medicine is a field that encompasses the prevention and management of job-related and environmental injuries, illnesses, and disabilities. This area of medicine focuses on promoting the health and productivity of employees, their families, and their communities. 

The team at American River Urgent Care takes an active role in occupational health, with services designed to prevent and provide appropriate management of your work-related injuries and illnesses.

What services are provided for occupational medicine?

The practice offers the convenience of an onsite lab with services that include:

  • Blood and urine tests
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Titers (Varicella and Hepatitis B)
  • Vaccinations, including tetanus and flu shots
  • Vision test
  • X-ray services

American River Urgent Care soon will offer:

  • Audio testing
  • Breath alcohol testing
  • Drug testing
  • Travel medicine
  • Pulmonary function testing

The team also performs new hire physicals and will begin offering Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals shortly.

What should I bring to a new hire physical?

When you visit American River Urgent Care, you’ll want to bring paperwork from your employer and information about your medical history. Below is a list of documents and information your provider will need:

  • Paperwork provided by your employer, if applicable
  • A valid driver's license or other ID
  • List of current medications
  • Information about past surgeries
  • List of medical conditions and allergies

For a DOT physical, you’ll want to bring any applicable paperwork. 

What happens during a pre-employment physical?

Your provider begins by evaluating your overall health. They look for the symptoms of a potential illness or chronic condition that may keep you from performing the duties of your job. 

Your providers asks about your medical history and any past work injuries. 

Your provider recommends certain tests, depending on the type of physical examination being conducted. You can expect your provider to check your:

  • Vital signs: including blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature 
  • Your heart: to detect symptoms of heart disease
  • Your lungs: listening for wheezing or difficulty breathing 
  • Your abdomen: to evaluate the health of your liver, bowels, and other organs
  • Your skin: skin conditions may be a symptom of an underlying illness

American River Urgent Care houses an onsite lab if you need blood and urine tests, a tuberculosis test, or X-rays.

Whether you need a new hire physical, or you've been injured on the job, you can count on American River Urgent Care for an array of occupational medicine services. Call today, or book a consultation online.