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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) physical exams are one of the main services we offer at our office in Vancouver, WA. All pilots, whether they be students, private enthusiasts, or fully certified airline pilots, are required to obtain regular FFA physical exams.

Ensuring that pilots are fit and well for aircraft flight is incredibly important in order to maintain the safety of the pilot, the passengers flying, and general air traffic. Therefore, any health conditions the pilot is found to have during the FAA physical exam that could potentially affect his or her ability to fly and jeopardize the safety of […]

Know Your Malaria Risks and Preventative Medicines before Traveling


Before you go on a trip, it is important to know the risk of disease and travel vaccinations and medications recommended for the area you are visiting. In several countries, mainly those with tropical areas, risk of malaria is a serious concern. Along with your necessary travel vaccinations, we can provide malaria medications that will help to prevent contraction.

Malaria is a parasitic disease that affects millions of people every year, over 30,000 people globally as well as 1,500 American travelers. One to two million people worldwide die from malaria. Malaria is found in 102 countries, mostly in […]

Reduce Feelings of Jet Lag with these Tips by Columbia River Occupational Health Clinic


Jet lag occurs when you travel through more than two time zones in a day. If you are taking part in international travel, then this becomes quite easy to accomplish. Traveling from the east coast of the United States to India crosses 10 time zones alone! Symptoms of jet lag include fatigue, weakness, sleepiness and irritability, and can interfere with your vacation or business, making you feel uncomfortable and out of sync. Though it is hard to avoid experiencing jet lag altogether when you’re traveling, Columbia River Occupational Health Clinic in Vancouver, WA offers the following suggestions to help […]


For those that are required to wear a respirator on the job, there are certain OSHA’s respiratory fit testing requirements that must be met to ensure the respirator fits the user properly to protect health and safety. A respirator that does not properly fit cannot effectively protect its wearer from breathing in hazardous substances. Therefore, before you wear a respirator at work, respirator fit testing must be performed.

So what is the respirator fit test? This exam tests the seal between the respirator’s facepiece and the wearer’s face and takes 15-20 minutes to complete. After receiving […]