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Occupational Medicine at UP Health System works for employers to include all aspects of the relationship between workplace factors and health. This includes physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychological aspects. A specific and individualized program is developed to fit each client's needs.
Occupational medicine specialists evaluate and treat workplace injuries and illnesses, and render opinions as to the work-relatedness of a medical condition. Services include work-related physical examinations, surveillance exams required by the OSHA/MIOSHA Department of Transportation exams, urine drug, and breath alcohol testing services, and fitness-for-duty evaluations (work restrictions). Occupational medicine specialists also provide appropriate referrals.
Catherine Boomus, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Dr. Catherine Boomus serves as the Medical Director for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, servicing some of the largest employers in the region at UP Health System - Bell, UP Health System - Marquette, and UP Health System - Doctors Park in Escanaba. "Since my years at Michigan Tech, the UP has been engraved into my heart and soul. There is no better place to be," said Dr. Boomus. "I hope to be able to provide services to areas that need them, both in person and virtually." Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Boomus enjoys playing keyboards, sailing, and camping.
Lisa Smith, FNP-C
Lisa Smith hails from Canada and is now practicing with Occupational Medicine at UP Health System. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Louisville before completing her Family Nurse Practitioner education at Maryville University. Lisa specializes in work-related injury and illness care, return to work programs, and certified medical examiner (DOT) physicals.
Peninsula Medical Center (Marquette)
1414 West Fair Avenue, Suite 35
Marquette, Michigan 49855
Phone | 906.449.1140
UP Health System - Doctors Park (Escanaba)
710 South Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone | 906.786.0440
UP Health System - Bell
901 Lakeshore Dr.
Ishpeming, MI 49849
Phone | 906.485.2267
- MIOSHA Compliance Exams: hazmat, asbestos, silica, lead, and respirator clearance
- Vision screening
- X-rays and B-reads
- Lab testing
- Department of Transportation (DOT) commercial drivers medical certification exams by certified medical examiners
- Regulated and non-regulated urine drug testing with certified collectors and certified medical review officers
- Hair drug testing with medical review
- Regulated and non-regulated breath alcohol testing with certified technicians
- Pre-placement/post-offer physical exams
- Lift/agility testing
- Vision screening
- TB testing and IGRA (Quantiferon TB Gold Testing)
- Acute workplace injury evaluation and treatment
- Post-accident drug testing
- Return to Work Program
PLEASE NOTE | Weapons are never permitted on UPHS property including, but not limited to, UPHS facilities, buildings, vehicles, outdoor areas, and parking lots (collectively “the Premises”), except as permitted by state law. Authorized exceptions include sworn law enforcement and corrections officers that may bear firearms as required by their job duties. A weapon is an item or material capable of inflicting harm. Weapons may include, but are not limited to, edged weapons, striking instruments, stabbing instruments, electronic incapacitating devices (Tasers), firearms, incendiary devices, or chemical incapacitating devices.
If you are an FMCSA covered driver having diabetes mellitus (DM) requiring insulin for treatment, you must present with the MCSA-5870 form completed in its entirety by your treating physician/clinician. This form requires you to have maintained at least the preceding three months of ongoing blood glucose self-monitoring records that are measured with an electronic glucometer that stores all readings, records the date and time of readings, and from which data can be electronically downloaded. We strongly urge you to review the FMCSA website for further direction. The rules provide for a possible one-time maximum three-month certification to gain such compliance. The rules also reference an HGA1c in the three months prior to certification.
- What to Bring to Your DOT Physical Appointment
- FMCSA standard regarding drivers with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (DM)
- Insulin-treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form (MCSA-5870) must be completed by treating clinician (doctor, PA, NP) within 45 days of DOT Physical exam
- Employers: Unsure if you're covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations? Check out this decision tree.
- What Employers Need to Know About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing
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