If you work in construction or another occupation that increases your risk for exposure to asbestos, you can schedule an asbestos examination physical at First Care Medical Clinic. At their offices in Albemarle, Gastonia, Monroe, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina, the board-certified providers offer the latest diagnostic tests for asbestos-related disease, including chest X-rays and pulmonary function tests. You can schedule OSHA-compliant asbestos examination physicals at the First Care Medical Clinic nearest you by calling the office or using the online booking feature.
These physicals are a required part of a medical surveillance program for any employer that has a work environment containing asbestos.
According to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employees exposed to airborne asbestos must receive a comprehensive, annual asbestos physical by an experienced medical professional like the providers at First Care Medical Clinic.
Asbestos examination physicals focus on the respiratory health of workers exposed to asbestos, a fibrous building material that can lead to chronic diseases, like cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
The First Care Medical Clinic providers begin the exam with a review of your medical and work history. They perform a comprehensive physical exam of your body, similar to the exam you receive during an annual physical.
Depending on your work history, you may also need a chest X-ray, which helps your doctor identify abnormalities in your lungs, such as obstructions, precancerous lesions, or cancerous growths, even when you have no symptoms.
Your provider may order other tests, such as blood work. The on-site medical lab at First Care Medical Clinic ensures you receive a quick turnaround on results, which helps your provider get started on a treatment plan as soon as possible if abnormalities are detected.
To evaluate your risk factors for asbestos-related damage or diagnose existing health issues caused by asbestos, the First Care Medical Clinic offers on-site respiratory and pulmonary function testing. These tests measure how well your lungs are functioning and can identify signs of inflammation, infection, or other symptoms that may be early warning signs of asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other diseases.
By coming in for your annual asbestos examination physical as required by OSHA, your provider can monitor any changes in your respiratory and pulmonary health from one year to the next.
The First Care Medical Clinic team uses the latest diagnostic technologies to accurately identify health issues that may be related to asbestos exposure. Their diagnostic and exam methods are OSHA-compliant, and you won’t have to leave the office to receive all necessary evaluations.
If you need to schedule your asbestos examination physical, contact the First Care Medical Clinic nearest you using the online booking feature or by calling the office.