Occupational Urgent Care

Occupational Urgent Care Specialist
Dr. Alfredo Quinonez leads the healthcare team at Gaslamp Medical Center in San Diego, California. This skilled internal medicine physician is committed to providing premium medical care to his community. That includes a wide range of services covered under the umbrella of occupational health. He’s a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner and is qualified to perform DMV physicals, DOT and non-DOT drug testing, and other screening exams. Services are available via appointment or walk-in. Contact Dr. Quinonez today regarding your occupational health care needs.

Occupational Urgent Care Q & A

by Alfredo Quinonez, MD

What is occupational health?

Generally, occupational health refers to an individual’s medical fitness as it relates to employment. Its overarching goal is to ensure that an employee is able to perform a particular job and to protect an employee from taking on a job that may increase their risk of injury due to current medical problems or conditions.

For instance, an employee with degenerative spinal disease should not be placed in the role of jackhammer operator. An active drug abuser increases the risk of harm to himself and others around him if he’s hired to drive a bus or operate machinery.

What occupational health services do you offer?

Along with his extensive experience as an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Quinonez has an impressive array of credentials and special certifications pertaining to occupational health issues, including a history of research pertaining to work-related injuries.

As a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner, Dr. Quinonez is qualified and meets federal regulations and standards required to provide high-quality examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

Dr. Quinonez is also a medical review officer (MRO) and certified to receive and evaluate laboratory results obtained through employer-generated drug testing programs.

Occupational health services offered by Dr. Quinonez include onsite:

  • CMV physicals
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Hearing test/audiogram: On-site
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • DOT and non-DOT drug and alcohol screening

What about work-related injuries?

A major component of occupational health includes obtaining quality medical care for employees injured on the job. Dr. Quinonez is a well-respected internist who provides comprehensive treatment and follow-up care for lacerations, abrasions, contusions, sprains/strains and other common occupational health concerns.

He is able to provide non-emergency, urgent care services onsite. This saves time and money when compared to using the emergency room for treatments and tests such as suture laceration or X-ray studies. When necessary, Dr. Quinonez refers his patients for physical therapy at a nearby location. Gaslamp Medical Center is located in San Diego’s Gaslamp District with numerous pharmacies within walking distance of the clinic.

As an added convenience, Dr. Quinonez offers walk-in appointments to all his patients. His commitment to the health of his community includes providing the same stellar care to patients seeing him for the first and only time as he does for those individuals seeing him for primary care services.

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