Occupational Medicine Specialist
New MD & Urgent Care
Occupational Medicine & Urgent Care located in American Canyon, CA & El Cerrito, CA
Staying safe on the job is an important part of your overall preventive health care. At New MD & Urgent Care in El Cerrito and American Canyon, we conveniently serve patients in Berkeley, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, Hercules, Albany, Vallejo, and Napa, California. Malcolm Johnson, MD and Ian Ahwah, MD offer comprehensive services to promote your overall well-being on the job, offering pre-employment physicals, injury care, and annual health screenings. To find out more about available occupational medicine services at the office nearest you, book an appointment online or by calling New MD & Urgent Care directly.
Occupational Medicine Q & A
What is occupational medicine?
At New MD & Urgent Care, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah offer a variety of services related to your safety in the workplace. Occupational medicine services include:
- Post-accident first aid
- Laceration repair
- Burn treatments
- Back injury evaluation
- Foreign-body removal
- Employment physicals
- PPD skin tests (a tuberculosis test)
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah are also highly experienced and knowledgeable in workers’ compensation injury treatments, referrals, and claims. They offer on-site group services for employers and their employee.
The New MD team can also provide health screenings and other examinations to ensure you are physically, mentally, and socially ready and able to perform at your best when on the job. They can provide you with guidance to prevent injuries and accidents from occurring in the work environment, such as advice on proper lifting techniques, adequate hydration, and annual physical exams.
What is a PPD skin test?
A PPD skin test detects tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a serious bacterial infection that usually affects your lungs and compromises your immune system. The bacteria can spread when you breathe the air of an infected person.
This test might be a requirement of your employer or might be necessary for your pre-employment health screening, especially if you work in the health care industry.
What if I get injured at work?
It’s important to notify your work supervisor as soon as an incident occurs and then contact the nearest New MD & Urgent Care office for a same-day appointment.
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah can provide post-accident first aid for injuries like scrapes, cuts, and burns to prevent infection and other complications. They also offer immediate treatment such as stitches, debris removal, and bandaging to protect your injury and promote healing.
For more serious injuries, you might need further treatment from a specialist. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah can evaluate your condition and refer you to that specialist. If you need to seek treatment from another provider, the team at New MD & Urgent Care can perform all follow-up evaluations related to your workers’ compensation claim.
Learn more about occupational medicine services at New MD & Urgent Care by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online.
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Great Doctor & Staff Very efficent and caring
Except for being 35 minutes late opening, the experience was good.
Dr Ahwah was very good! He listened to me and checked me thoroughly. I highly recommend him. I’m not sure though if he has other regular office other than Urgent Care, otherwise, I will have him as my PCP.
Very quick! I showed up as a walk-in patient right when the Clinic opened. Spent maybe 15 minutes filling paperwork and dealing with insurance. Saw the doctor almost immediately, took him 5 seconds to determine my ailment, sent me off with 3 prescriptions. A couple days later I’m as good as new!
Quick and efficient! Glad to know this option of a quick visit is so close to home and open on weekends
I was treated promptly and keep kindly, when I came in after a bicycling accident. The medication that was prescribed is working. The glued wound continued to bleed at home, so I had to apply a large adhesive strip to stop bleeding on my clothing. I’m trending better. Thanks for your care.
Very helpful staff in & out quickly . Highly recommend for urgent care .
I was already at Concentra and the customer service was so bad I left and drove to NewMD in El Cerrito. I was done before Concentra called me to set up my information for my visit. The staff at NewMD was absolutely wonderful.
The doctor and whole team was awesome. My first time there and my first time to an urgent care facility. Good to know there is a convenient place in my neighborhood that I can get in and out quickly. A quick diagnosis, vitals, medical notes/info, and a prescription …and a CVS in the same mall for the pharmacy!
The staff and doctor were all quite courteous and welcoming. I got a lot of information about my condition from the doctor, who was very thorough and had an excellent “bedside manner.”
visit to your medical service was timely & well done
Dr. Ian Ahwah was great! He knew exactly what was going on with my severe sore throat and prescribed me some meds that took care of the condition. Thank you Dr. Ahwah!
Great workers very caring
The facility was clean and bright, registration was quick and easy, and the wait time was short. I was treated with respect. The doctor communicated well regarding the medical issue and treatment.
Very good experience. He listened well and was genuinely concerned. I would absolutely recommend to a friend!
Dr. Ahwah is always patient and always listens. The staff there are great and very helpful.