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Occupational Health Services

Occupational Health Services

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What is the contact information for the Occupational Health Services Department at Fort Madison Community Hospital?

Suite 115
5445 Avenue O
PO Box 174
Fort Madison, IA

What are the hours for the Occupational Health Services Department at Fort Madison Community Hospital?

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / Afterhours On-the-job injuries will be seen in the FMCH Emergency Room

Physician Assistant

  • Katie Bentler, P.A.-C.

Medical Director/Medical Review Officer:

Chase Newton, D.O. 
The goal of FMCH Occupational Health Medicine is to build a strong working relationship with businesses 
and industries to ensure the safety and good health of their employees. FMCH offers a variety of 
occupational health services and is willing to work with each industry or business to customize a program 
that meets their individual needs. 

What services does the Occupational Health Department offer?

Occupational Tests
  • Pre-employment Physicals 
  • Executive Physicals 
  • Special Purpose Physicals (ex. Firefighting, law enforcement, DOT) 
  • DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing 
  • Review OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaires 
  • Injury Care (Workers compensation) 
  • Follow up care & assessment of return to work options 
  • Case Management (With timely referrals to Orthopedic Surgeons and Neurologists) 

Cardiac Testing (Heart)

  • Stress Testing (Treadmill or Pharmacological) 
  • E.K.G.s (Electrocardiogram) - Measures the heart rhythm 
Pulmonary Testing (Lung)
If your employees work with any type of organic fumes, such as paint fumes and asbestos, these tests should be done periodically. 
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
  • Respirator Fit Tests

Clinical Laboratory Testing

  • Diagnostic Tests (Blood Screenings) 

Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy

The following classes can be given on-site or at FMCH. 
  •  Job-Site Analysis -Look at jobs and how working conditions affect the body; including  On-site ergonomics and computer workstation evaluation
  • Back injury prevention training including back care and exercises
  • Proper Lifting
  • Extensive clinical knowledge in the treatment of neck and back pain, including McKenzie techniques.
  • Repetitive Lifting/Action Injury Prevention
  • Exercises that can be done at work 
  • Body Mechanics


Certification Courses: The following classes can be given on-site or at FMCH. 
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED: Class time 4-8 hours 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: Class time approximately 1 hour 
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Class time approximately 2 hours 
  • Supervisor Training (State Code 730.5 Non-Regulated Employees, Federal Regulation 382.307 DOT Regulated Employees).

Health Screening Tests Available

The following tests may be performed on individuals at FMCH, or we can screen employees as a group on-site. 
  • Lipid Profile: A blood test that measures cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol 
  • Fasting Glucose: A blood test that measures blood sugar levels (for diabetes)
  • Fecal Occult Blood: A take home test used to test stool to detect colon cancer
  • Pulmonary Function: A test for airway disorders
  • Body Fat Analysis: A test to determine the percent of body’s fat
  • Urine Drug Screening 
  • Other screenings available upon request

Immunizations Available

The following vaccines may be given on-site for a group, or each can be administered individually at Fort Madison Community Hospital. 
  • Flu Shots
  • Hepatitis B Vaccines
  • Hepatitis B Titers 
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