Occupational Medicine (OM) specialists work to ensure that the highest standards of occupational health and safety can be achieved and maintained. While OM may involve a wide number of disciplines, it centers on preventive medicine and the management of illness, injury, and disability related to the workplace.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Occ/Env) involves the evaluation and treatment of those who have been exposed to hazards such as chemicals, pollutants, and unhealthy conditions in the workplace and in communities. Patients are referred to Occ/Env Med physicians when they are diagnosed with pneumatic conditions such as black lung and asbestosis. These symptoms are usually caused by exposures to substances such as pesticides and mold, and poison from toxicants such as lead and mercury. Occ Med doctors and nurses treat patients in workplace clinics, in health departments, or in private practices. We are experts at evaluations for impairment and disability, drug screening, medical surveillance, and travel medicine.
Centinela MD provides occupational health services, pre-employment physicals, DMV physicals and work injury treatment for most companies in the area. We also treat chemical exposures and toxicology cases (environmental toxicology) and management.