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Occupational Medicine

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Group at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center has expertise in Occupational and Environmental exposures, injuries, and illnesses.  Our goal is to provide outstanding service to our clients, making our priority the care of their workforce as a whole while at the same time providing individualized care to each patient or employee.  Our team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse case managers, immunization nurses, and a senior practice manager.  We are committed to continuous improvement of our skills and services rendered.

What We Do

Managed Workers’ Compensation: focuses on quality care and reducing workers’ compensation indemnity and medical costs by managing and following up on all aspects of patient care including injury assessment and management and monitoring improvement

Preventive Medicine: helps keep employees healthy by providing services like annual influenza and tetanus immunizations, and counseling on lifestyle choices

Employee Health Assessment Programs: individual and group assessments can identify health risks and lead to a preventive health plan and programs addressing health issues like smoking, nutrition, and heart disease prevention

Post Offer Examinations: assessments ensure that employees are healthy and physically capable to perform job duties

Surveillance for Occupational Health Concerns: Occupational Medicine’s superior database monitors changes in employee health profiles while offering surveillance of a variety of chemical, biological, and physical hazards

Environmental Consultant Services: help prevent workplace injuries by reducing workplace hazards.  Services include consulting with employers about safety and ergonomic work environments as well as identifying potential workplace dangers such as the presence of mold, lead, and mercury.

Specific Services Offered

Independent Medical Evaluation

Vision Acuity and Depth Testing

Audiometry and Hearing Conservation


Vaccinations: Vaccinia, Influenza, MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Rabies, TDaP, Pneumovax and Vaccine Titers


Drug Testing

Spirometry and Pulmonary Function Testing

Post- Hire Physical Exams

MRO Services

Radiology Services ( X-Ray, MRI, PET Scan, CT Scan, etc)

DOT Physicals

Expert Witness Services

Blood borne Pathogen Consultative Services

TB Clearance: PPD, Chest X-Ray, Counseling, INH Monitoring

Medical Evaluations for Respirator Use

Counseling: Vaccina, Infectious Disease, Latex, Hepatitis


Respirator Fit Testing


Medical Specialty Services: Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Infectious Diseases, Plastic Surgery, Psychology/Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Hand Surgery, Travel Medicine, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Allergy and Immunology

For more information, visit the Occupational Medicine at Penn web site.

Contact Us

Medical Director
Amy Behrman, MD
Director of Clinical Practice
Judith McKenzie, MD, MPH

Case Managers
Roberta Carty

Carol Pierce


Immunization and Surveillance Coordinator
Dorothy Dragoni
215 614-0462
Administrative Assistant
Aisha Singletary