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Occupational Health


Why Choose Us?

    Whether you employ several employees or several hundred, the Western Maryland Health Systems Occupational Health Center can tailor a program to meet your companys unique needs. A multitude of services are available and many services can be provided on-site, while others are available at one of our convenient locations:

    • WMHS Occupational Health Center

    • Frostburg Medical Center

    All sites are staffed with full-time physicians experienced in occupational health services. Certified breath alcohol technicians perform breath alcohol testing, and trained urine drug collectors perform urine drug collections following federal guidelines.

    Occupational Health Services

    Causation Exams
    Disability Ratings
    Drug and Alcohol Testing
    Educational and Screening Programs
    Immunization Program
    Independent Medical Examiner (IME)
    Mask Fit/Pulmonary Function Testing
    Physical Examinations
    Third Party Administration
    Travel Medicine
    Worker's Compensation Program

    Educational Programs: Certified instructors provide the following programs: Automatic External Defibrillator (AED); Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); First Aid; Blood Borne Pathogens

    Employee Health Services: Employers may request an evaluation of both job and non-job related illness or injury to determine an employees capacity to perform his/her job duties safely and effectively. An appropriate treatment plan and accommodation of work duties will be recommended.

    Independent Medical Examiner - Dr. James Deren


    Dr. James B. Deren is a physician with the Occupational Health Program at the Western Maryland Heath System and is a certified independent medical examiner. Independent medical examiners are physicians not otherwise involved in the care or treatment of a patient who conducts exams at the request of employers seeking to determine the health status of their employees. Deren was certified by the internationally recognized American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, which serves as the quality assurance organization for IME accreditation. He has been a member of the medical staff at WMHS since 1991 and is the medical review officer for the Occupational Health Program.

    New Physician Joins WMHS Occupational Health Program

    Vamsi Kanumuri, M.D., joins Dr. James Deren at the WMHS Occupational Health Center. Most recently, he completed his residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Kanumari holds advanced degrees in Public Health (Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene) and earned his medical degree in India.

    Three Convenient Locations:

    WMHS Occupational Health Center (Map)photo
    1050 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 15
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    240-964-9355 A full-service center

    Frostburg Medical Center (Map)
    Route 36, Frostburg Plaza
    Frostburg, MD 21532
    Weekend Hours Available

    Hunt Club Medical Clinic (Map)
    Route 28, Hunt Club Plaza
    Short Gap, West Virginia 26753
    Weekend Hours Available

    For more information about the WMHS Occupational Health Program,
    please call us at 240-964-9355 (WELL).
    You may also reach us by e-mail at gkamauf@wmhs.com.
    Click HERE for a pdf of the WMHS Occupational Health brochure.