Occupational Health Specialist

Nation's Best Family Health Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Panama City, FL

Occupational health involves work-related medical services, including pre-employment physical exams, physical capacity testing, and drug screenings. Nation’s Best Family Health Care in Panama City, Florida, offers occupational health services to adult patients, ensuring their health and safety while working. To request an appointment, call the office today, or book a consultation online.

Occupational Health Q&A

What is occupational health?

Occupational health is a branch of medicine focused on the well-being and safety of employees in the workplace. It emphasizes preventive measures, like injury prevention and employee education, to ensure a healthy and productive professional environment.

Many people think that occupational health only applies to physical laborers like construction workers, warehouse workers, and landscaping professionals. However, occupational health can also benefit office workers by providing insights on proper posture, work-life balance, and exercise.

What services does occupational health include?

Nation’s Best Family Health Care offers a variety of occupational health services, including:

  • Drug- and alcohol-abuse testing
  • Qualitative mask fittings
  • Physical capacity testing
  • Agility testing
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Hearing screenings
  • Vision screenings

Nation’s Best Family Health Care also offers OGUK physicals. An OGUK offshore medical exam is a screening procedure used to determine if someone is healthy and fit enough to work in an offshore oil and gas production environment.

What happens during an occupational health appointment?

No two occupational health appointments are the same. Nation’s Best Family Health Care tailors these exams based on your individual needs and requirements.

Your provider begins with physical and neurological exams. They then review your medical history and ask about your lifestyle, including how often you exercise, the type of foods you eat, and if you smoke or drink alcohol.

After gathering this information, your provider orders lab tests, including blood panels and urinalysis. They also have you do some easy range-of-motion and strength exercises to determine your flexibility, balance, and overall physical capabilities.

Make sure to tell your provider about prescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you take regularly. You should also let them know if you're suffering from chronic health problems, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and/or sleep apnea.

What if I need paperwork or special certification for my job?

Nation's Best Family Health Care provides occupational services for people in several industries. If your job requires that you turn in special paperwork after your exam, your provider will fill it out.

If you fail any part of your exam, your provider can give you tips and insights to improve your health so that you can pass your next exam.

To request an occupational health appointment at Nation’s Best Family Health Care, call the office today to speak with a staff member or book a consultation online.