Cedric Fernando MD

Practicing physician in the East Tennessee

About Me

Practicing physician in the East Tennessee Tri-City region for 36 years. Completed graduate medical education at East Tennessee State University Quillen college of medicine, Department of Family Medicine in1987. Awarded outstanding first-year resident award in1985. Appointed chief resident in 1986 and recipient of Chairman's leadership award on completion of residency in 1987.

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May 8, 2023

Workplace Drug Testing and Worker Drug Use

Many employers claim that worker drug use imposes high costs on firms in the form of poor performance, safety risks and absenteeism. The evidence to date, however, suggests that these claims are exaggerated. Several studies have compared the presence of workplace testing programs to self-reported illicit drug and heavy alcohol use, using various waves of […]

Drug Testing Policy
April 5, 2023

Drug Testing Policy And Procedures

Depending on state law, many employers require job applicants to undergo drug screenings as part of the application process. These tests can screen for substance abuse and protect employers from liability. Employers should have a written drug testing policy implemented by applicable laws and regulations. This will allow them to notify applicants early in the […]

March 6, 2023

International Archives of Addiction Research and Medicine

Addiction is a continued repetition of behavior or neurological impairment that causes a person to lack control over their actions. It involves misusing alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, street drugs, and other addictive substances. International Archives of Addiction Research and Medicine is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal on human addiction. It accepts scholarly articles, case studies, reviews, […]

January 1, 2023

What is Addiction Medicine?

Addiction Medicine is a form of health care that is used to treat patients who are addicted to substances. This type of medicine has various treatments, including medications and alternative treatments. There are also painful side effects that can occur. For this reason, many people are unwilling to get involved with it. Treatment options Addiction […]

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