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 professionalize 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 these industrial medical clinics are already suffering.
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.
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. Dr. Teves also studied in Barcelona Spain and was conferred the Master’s Degree in Maritime Health by the University of Cadiz, Spain. He is one of only five with this distinction in the Philippines In the year 2018, The Panama Maritime Authority inspected the establishment and awarded FMT with their country’s accreditation to conduct pre- employment medical services on their seafarers working on ships carrying the Panama Flag Registry. IN 2022, the LIBERIAN MARITIME REGISTRY also accredited their facility. 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.
Our mission is to ensure the health of the working class by providing them with quality, accurate health check system, made available at the most reasonable price, to be accessed in the most convenient, accessible and comfortable center.We provide pre-departure medical examination to ensure that the worker will be at his peak productive form upon arrival at the country of destination where he is bound to work, therefore assuring a powerful quality workforce.We provide the most adequate quality post-arrival medical examination to ensure a disease free worker upon return to his country of origin preventing the influx of new diseases in our country.We provide adequate health care to workers injured while on tour of duty in his country of work. We provide immediate medical attention from the time of injury abroad, to arrival at the airport, and up to immediate medical attention and recuperation at the medical center of his choice. We provide medical support to the workers immediate family while worker is abroad. We become the guardians of the workers family. We are an institution where a worker will entrust the health of his spouse and children while he is abroad to ensure a healthy family upon his return.
We will be a convenient, accessible, and appealing world – class medical center for industrial healthcare in the Philippines specializing in medical checking and health problem prevention of the global working class, starting from the Philippines, with satellite bases in key strategic areas of the Globe. We will care to land and sea based workers.
We are committed in meeting the customer, legal and statutory requirements in health evaluation and care services through continual improvement of our people, diagnostic facilities and quality management system. It is our aim to provide quality medical services that are reliable, accessible, efficient and affordable. Total customer service and satisfaction is our concern!
To give accurate, reliable and good quality service to our patients and clients and to be a constant help in the scientific care of the sick by rendering laboratory services to support the physician in the diagnosis of diseases.