Occupational and Environmental Health

Occupational and Environmental Health

Occupational and Environmental Health Services

Amherst Family Practice (AFP) has been serving the community for more than 40 years. As a long-standing member of the community, we understand the needs of both employees and employers. We offer an innovative and comprehensive approach to job-related healthcare. AFP is dedicated to providing a full range of occupational healthcare services to business, industry, and their employees in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Occupational and Environmental Health Services – Standards

Our team of healthcare and professional personnel adheres to high medical standards and provides excellent customer service and support. We provide quality medical care in an effort to decrease your medical expenses as well as lost time associated with workplace injuries. AFP works with clients to customize a program that best meets their needs. Whether you are a small business or a large one, AFP can assist you and your employees.

Amherst Family Practice offers:

  • A complete and comprehensive spectrum of services for small and large businesses.
  • Same-day evaluation and treatment for work-related injuries.
  • An aggressive approach to injury treatment: returning employees back to work as soon as possible.
  • Frequent and timely communication with the employer.
  • Comprehensive substance abuse screening including a certified medical review of positive drug screen results.
  • Scheduled appointment times provided for routine visits minimize employees’ time away from work.

Occupational and Environmental Health – Services

Our clinic is fully equipped, including on-site X-ray facility, electrocardiogram, blood testing, urinalysis, spirometry, and audiometric testing. This allows us to efficiently offer the following services to our clients:

Injury Evaluation & Treatment

  • Evaluation and treatment of work-related injuries

Occupational Healthcare

  • Physical Examinations
    • Pre-placement
    • Department of Transportation (DOT)
      Certified by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and a member of the NRCME (National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
    • Respirator Clearance
    • Executive Health Assessments
    • Return to Work
    • Fitness for Duty
  • Substance Abuse Testings
    We can help you meet your drug-free workplace goals by offering Pre-employment and random substance abuse testing. Our entire Occupational Medicine staff have been accredited by DATIA as Certified Drug Screen Collectors and as Certified Breath Alcohol Technicians

    • DOT-mandated Urine Drug Screening
    • Non-DOT Urine Drug Screening
    • Breath Alcohol Testing
    • Hair Analysis
    • Medical Review Officer (MRO)
    • Random Pull Drug Screening Program
      Substance abuse testing of potential employees has now become an integral part of the hiring process for many employers. The pre-employment test ensures that a new hire is substance free but an on-going random selection program can ensure that your workplace remains substance free. Amherst Family Practice offers a random selection substance abuse program that meets the industry guidelines for DOT regulations and is also adaptable for non-DOT employees.


  • Specialty Programs
    • Hearing Conservation with Audiometric Screening
    • On-site Vaccines, Blood Draws, and Drug Screens

*AFP is recognized as an Accredited Collection Site by the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).



Amherst Family Practice offers a variety of in-house services available to our patients.


The doctors of Amherst Family Practice do not admit patients to the hospital; we have chosen to concentrate our attention on office practice with extended hours. Amherst Family Practice physicians remain courtesy members of the Winchester Medical Center (WMC) staff and will be kept informed of our patients’ progress. For necessary hospital care, our doctors will refer you to the Emergency Room for direct admission to the WMC.

Emergency Care

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 or go immediately to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. If the situation is not severe and arises while the office is closed, call 540.667.8724 and the answering service will forward your message to the doctor on-call.

If an urgent situation occurs while the office is open, call the office and you will be given instructions on the actions you should take.

Comprehensive Services

  • Adult and Adolescent Medical Care (Children 4 & older)
  • Infections and Minor Illnesses
  • Management of Chronic Diseases
  • Lacerations/Minor Surgical procedures
  • Injections for Flu, Pneumonia, or Adult Immunizations
  • Routine Gynecology/Contraception
  • Management of sprains and back injuries
  • Workers Compensation Case Management

Ancillary Services
We are proud to partner with Progressive Radiology, an independent radiology company, that occupies the same building as AFP. Progressive Radiology is able to offer x-ray, ultrasound, and mammography services at affordable costs to the local community.

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood Testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Audiometer

Preventative Medicine

  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Risk Factor Evaluation
  • Patient Education
  • Sports/Camp Physicals
  • College Physicals
  • Boy Scout/Girl Scout Physicals
  • Pre-Placement Physicals for Employers
  • Drug Screening
  • Department of Transportation Physicals
  • Bus Driving Physicals (DOT/truck driver)
  • Rehabilitation Physicals

Prescription Refills

We encourage you to keep all recommended and scheduled appointments so that your medications can be reviewed and your prescriptions updated. Refill requests between appointments should be directed to your pharmacy who will contact us. These requests may take up to 2 business days to complete and are done Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. There is a $15 fee for prescription refills that is your responsibility and not covered by health insurance.

Telephone Calls

Please note: We encourage you to call during regular office hours to schedule appointments. Our staff is trained to answer most questions. The providers will personally return calls that require their attention.