About the clinic and who should be seen by a toxicologist:
The Medical Toxicology Outpatient Clinic, under the direction of Dr. Michael Abesamis, provides evaluation and treatment for persons exposed to chemicals and solvents at work or home. In addition to these exposures, obvious exposures, such as carbon monoxide poisoning or hydrofluoric acid burns, can be easily referred to the clinic for further evaluation and medical management.
In not so obvious cases, a primary care physician may refer a patient to 1) see if the constellation of symptoms may be due to an exposure, 2) see if an exposure (active or chronic) is medically significant, 3) determine further evaluation and treatment options and/or 4) further treatment for poisoning. We welcome primary care physician calls to help determine if a patient should be seen in our clinic.
Where is the clinic located?
Our clinic is located in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital's Emergency Department. UPMC Presbyterian is located at 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The Emergency Department is located on the lobby level of the hospital.
Valet parking is available at the entrance of UPMC Presbyterian. No extra fee is charged for this and you will only be charged for the parking garage rate.
Go to the UPMC Presbyterian Information for Patients and Visitors page for directions to UPMC Presbyterian hospital.
To schedule an appointment
The outpatient clinic is referral based only and requires a referral from your primary care or treating phyisican.
All medical records from your primary care or treating physician can be faxed to the clinic (412)864-3993
What to expect before and when you arrive for your appointment:
Before your appointment, a Occupational and Medical History form will be mailed to you for completion. You must bring all completed forms to your appointment along with any additional medical records. If exposure to any chemicals occurred, it is also helpful to obtain a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or have a listing of which chemical(s) you were exposed to.
The clinic accepts most health insurance plans. If you have questions or concerns about coverage or payment, please call us.
Division of Medical Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine
Iroquois Building, Suite 402
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213