Accreditations:

Department of Health
(DOH)

Philippine Overseas Employment Agency
(POEA)

Maritime Industry Authority
(MARINA)

Department of Labor and Employment
(DOLE)

Philippine Regulation Commission
(PRC)

Technical Education & Skills Dev Authority
(TESDA)

An ISO 9001:2015 Certified Institution
TUV 100 05 0336
Telephone No.: 689-1430 / 618-3362
Email: firstmedicalteam@yahoo.com
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First Medical Team

THE COMPANY

Dr. Paul M. Teves who is a practicing Family physician, company physician for several corporations, and has been working as an examining physician for the Canadian Immigrations Medical Services saw the need to profesionalize further the medical services for overseas worker, landbased and seabased.  He has visited several industrial clinics and noticed several deficiencies and shortcomings which could be corrected but the owners refused to listen to his plea.  Most patients complained of maltreatment from unprofessional and abusive staff members.  Others complained of congestion from a very large numbers of patients which seems too many for their staff to handle.  He even witnessed several incidents in which the medical technologists were not doing some tests which they thought is not necessary such as complete blood counts and this decision was with the blessing of their medical director.  With these observations, Dr. Teves knew that the quality of the services of the medical clinics are already suffering. 

In August of 1994,  Dr. Teves armed with a very limited financial resource started a small 45 square meter clinic situated in the heart of Manila whose main purpose is to examine Overseas Filipino Workers.  He envisioned his establishment to have a complete radiologic and diagnostic facility to fully serve his patients under one roof.  His sentiments were shared by several of his colleagues who supported his cause and invested in his endeavor.  Together, they started gathering their resources and they acquired all the necessary equipment needed.

Their radiologic facilities were inspected by the Radiation Health Service and was issued a license.  Their laboratory was visited by the Bureau of Licensing and Registration of Laboratories and was granted a license for Primary laboratory service.  Lastly, the inspection team of the Department of Health came and inspected their premises and was given an accreditation.  Finally, in November of 1994, the FMT HEALTHCARE SPECIALIST GROUP, a multi- specialty and diagnostic center was born.  With the Department of Health’s accreditation, they were recognized by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, the Department of Labor and Employment and the Maritime Industry Authority. 

Now operational, Dr. Teves organized a team comprising of one medical technologist, one nurse, one radiotechnician, one nursing aid, one female doctor and a psychologist.  He trained his staff to be courteous to their patients and to treat them with respect since the Overseas Filipino Workers are considered the new breed of heroes.  He controlled the flow of patients to only 20 – 30 daily so as not to compromise the quality of the medical services.  It is at this point that his investors started to disagree with him since they wanted a fast return of investments.  However, being the Medical Director, he continued this strategy and their operations went on smoothly for years and this brought satisfaction to him in spite of only a meager income.

In 1997, his investors, not satisfied with the income of the clinic, decided to breakaway and separate from the FMT clinic.  Dr. Teves willingly accepted their resignation and went on with the operations.  At this point, his wife, who is also a physician practicing in the field of Dermatology and believed that his standards were right, joined him and they became a formidable moral team.  They continued treating their clients with the respect that they deserve.

A few months later, clients who were fed up with the unprofessional service they were getting from the traditional big old clinics, were now showing their desire to get the services of FMT CLINIC.  The couple feels that they need to do something to accommodate the growing number of satisfied clientele.

 In the same year, they moved from a 45 square meter area to a spacious 210 square meter clinic space.  They upgraded their facilities to state of the art medical, dental, and laboratory equipment.  Their laboratory was inspected and was given an upgraded secondary free standing license.  Their x- ray machine is now digital with a back up portable unit. Their electrocardiogram is now state of the art computerized with a hospital grade back- up unit.  Their dental unit has also been upgraded to a fully automated unit with laser capability.  They have added reinforcements in their staff to improve efficiency and promote faster service.  They are now capable of hospital grade services.  Their specialist colleagues began to join the group to maintain a so- called group practice.  They are also joined by a Sea based consultant to complete the team.  Dr. Teves is also the Medical Specialist for CHARLES TAYLOR P&I MANAGEMENT, [Philippines], and handles medical repatriation management of PANDIPHIL and PANDIMAN.  

In June 1, 2000, they have contracted the services of Advanced Systems Application, an ISO consultancy firm.  They were audited by Lloyd's Register last April 18,2002.  The clinic's quality system was evaluated and they were noted to be of global quality.  They are now ISO 9001.2015 certified.  We have transferred to SGS since Lloyd's has closed down.  Presently, they are being handled by TUV.

In 2007, the Federation of maritime Agencies [FAMAS] organized a team of doctors to further professionalize Maritime Health Care for which Dr. Teves was selected as one of the founding members. This group is now known as Maritime Association of Doctors and Clinics of the Philippines [MARCDOC]. In the same year, Dr. Teves joined the International Maritime Health Association, [IMHA] a group of professionals involved in maritime health of different nationalities. IMHA is based in Antwerp Belgium. Dr. Teves has since attended maritime health conventions in different parts of the globe including Singapore, India, Ukraine, to mention a few. To date, Dr. Teves remains an active member of IMHA.

In March of 2012, Dr. Teves trained in Aberdeen Scotland in the field of Oil and Gas Medical for which he was accredited as an Examining Doctor for Oil and Gas UK. Oil and Gas UK has a hardanger agreement with North Sea medical, NIS, and other clubs regarding accredited examining physicians.

They have also added a specialty area which they call THE SKIN DEPARTMENT. It will treat all kinds of dermatological problems, whether pathological or cosmetic. They have acquired state of the art equipments to cater to seafarers and their families. Dr Josefina Teves has completed her training in Dermatology.

In their years of existence, THE FMT HEALTHCARE SPECIALIST GROUP has been entrusted by several agencies,  landbased, seabased, and even local workers, with the medical requirements of their OFW  applicants and several more are showing interest.  Local companies are also getting their quality services.  Their clinic has maintained a high quality of standard for which they are known.  However, prices of their services has remained affordable and within reach.  This has been the vision and policy of Dr. Teves.

 


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Clinic Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday
8:00am - 12:00pm

SERVICES OFFERED:

- Quality Enhanced Pre-Employment Medical Examination
- Medical, Dental , Optical Psychological Center
- Mobile Medical Services
- DOH Accredited Drugtesting Facility
- Medical Repatriation Management

OTHER SERVICES:

- Dermatological Packages (Contact us for details)

- Travel Packages (Through Gran Viajes Travel and Tours)

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