Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Central California Medical Group (CCFMG) physicians integrate clinical expertise, research, and education to provide the best care and state-of-the-art technology for our patients and community.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine is a dynamic department tasked with the identification, diagnosis, management and treatment of injury or illness related to environmental and occupational hazards.
While occupational and environmental are termed together in this department, the two terms act independently of one-another. Occupational Medicine is a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine which centers on preventive medicine and the management of illness, injury or disability that is related to the workplace while Environmental Medicine is the study of the interaction between environmental / workplace hazards in relation to human health.
The Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine actively works to understand, prevent and treat illnesses and injuries related to both the workplace and the environment. The reasearch conducted by our providers is used to help draft and navigate the development of occupational and environmental health public policies.
The research conducted is vitally important to the prevention of illness and injury. The Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine boasts a standard of care that cannot be matched. Our providers bring together a varitable pantheon of experience and expertise to allow for the community workforce in the Central Valley to recieve comprehensive, quality medical care.
Understanding the complex interaction between work and personal health has allowed for a quality of care that is unique to the Central Valley. As a member of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine you are more than just a provider, you are an important liason between the employers, employees, government and the health care system as well as a key player in the bridge between the clinical/scientific medical community and the business-based employer community of the Central Valley.
Due to the composite nature of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, it’s virtually impossible to name all the services that an Occupational and Environmental physician may provide. As an physicians it is necessary to be highly skilled in a wide variety of services and prepared to encounter a vast array of injury or illness reltaed to occupational or envirnomental factors.
Occupational and Environmental medicine involves a wide range of medical diagnoses and services. An Occupational and Environmental Medicine specialists work with a variety of conditions which can be caused or affected by environmental factors. Treatments for the following are available:
- Heart disease
- Immune deficiency diseases
- Job-related illnesses
- Lead poisoning
- Lung diseases
- Mercury poisoning
- Nervous system disorders
- Parkinson’s disease
- Uranium poisoning
- Waterborne diseases
- Zinc poisoning