Health Problems Firefighters Face…………
The Pandemic is not over yet BUT things are returning to normal, at least a new normal…. Even more of a problems the 2021 Fire season is about to start again and is predicted to be a bad one. If your emotionally and physical getting ready there is three things you need to think about: 1) You need to prepare yourself physically with an update of you TRT, Hormone Replacement Therapy program so you maximize your mental alertness, physical strength and emotional well-being. 2) You need to start your evaluation to rule out medical problems during and after the season (see below) and 3) You need to start ( and hopefully complete) your medical evaluation for ruling out chronic conditions secondary to exposure from PFAS and other toxic chemicals for the past years of being a fire fighter. Before returning to full duty and more toxic exposure have Advanced Wellness start your preventive health evaluation to determine their life time exposure to toxic chemicals and any ongoing health issue related to your occupation as a California Fire Fighters
Advanced Wellness Medical supports California Fire Services and California Firefighters
Over the recent year many of our firefighter patients have confided they are concerned about their lifetime exposure to toxic chemicals found in firefighting foam, PFAS and their increased risk of a host of medical problems. Many have asked us to expand our health care services beyond Testosterone and Estrogen Hormone Replacement Programs. As one firefighter put it, “I feel so amazing and so much better since I started Testosterone Replacement Therapy, now I want to live forever, can you do that testing for my exposure to PFAS and other toxic material so I can live happily ever after?”
Firelighters are concerned about their exposure to toxic materials and the fact their #1 cause of medical problems, loss of quality of life other than failure of their hormones is one or another form of cancer caused by their exposure to toxic chemicals. The fact is, the US EPA has classified PFAS as “emerging contaminants,” meaning they are likely dangerous to human health and cancer may only be the tip of this iceberg.
Starting immediately Advanced Wellness Medical will begin a comprehensive testing and physicals exams to evaluate for and rule out the risks of both male and female firefighters to toxic chemicals, PFAS, and other on the job exposures. This will include looking for and ruling out:
We at Advanced Wellness Medical love and respect firefighters and we want to make sure they not only live a great life, but a long and healthy one. We are accepting immediate appointments for testing, physical examination, counseling through a combination of face-to-face and telemed appointments. If you are an active duty firefighter it is likely your insurance will cover most if not all of the expenses of this testing.
This program is available to all California State, Private and Military Firefighters. Certain PPO Insurances Accepted.
If you would like to talk or be sen, call our office at 626.365.1084
To your optimal health and well-being.
Allen Lawrence, M.S., M.D., Ph.D.