Search this site Search Home Page
Search Tips

members Home
Roman Kownacki, MD 

Occupational Medicine

Richmond Medical Center
Occupational Health

Appt/Advice: (510) 307-1555

E-mail your doctor
View your preventive services


  Sunday    Monday    Tuesday    Wednesday    Thursday    Friday    Saturday  
Closed8:30 am
5:00 pm
8:30 am
5:00 pm
8:30 am
5:00 pm
8:30 am
5:00 pm
8:30 am
5:00 pm
Closed during lunch, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Welcome to my website.

People often ask me what type of specialty is Occupational Medicine. The specialty of Occupational Medicine is an area that primarily involves the prevention and treatment of occupational illness and injuries. This includes treatment for injuries such as lower back strains, or the preventions of illness from work hazards such as lead and asbestos. The field requires an understanding of both the treatment of work-related injuries and an understanding of the legal requirements in California Worker’s Compensation system and OSHA.

I am Board-Certified in Occupational Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. I graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and have a Masters in Public Health from UCLA. I completed an Occupational Medicine residency at the University of Southern California. After residency, I worked in Southern California in private practice before moving to Northern California.

I joined Kaiser Permanente in 1999, and I am the Chief of the Kaiser Permanente Richmond Occupational Medicine Department. At Kaiser, I am able to practice the type of medicine that is of high quality and very convenient for my patients. This includes having a dedicated staff and access to very sophisticated technology for patient care. Another frequently asked question by my non-Kaiser physician colleagues, friends and patients is about practicing at Kaiser Permanente. I reply that I have never been more professionally satisfied and feel the quality of care is the level I want for my family and friends. I am proud to work for this organization.

My Credentials

Medical school Hahnemann University Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Internship Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program Inc, Tucson, AZ
Residency University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Board certification Occupational Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine

Kaiser Permanente Member Resources
Find a Physician    Appointments/Rx refills    Health Encyclopedia    La Guía en Español    Privacy Statement    Terms & Conditions

If you think you have a MEDICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY or go to the nearest hospital. DO NOT attempt to access emergency care through this web site. An emergency medical condition is a medical or psychiatric condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in any of the following: serious jeopardy to your health, serious impairment to your bodily functions, or serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part. An emergency medical condition is also "active labor," which means a labor when there is inadequate time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery or if a transfer poses a threat to the health of the member or unborn child.

This site may contain links to other web sites outside of Kaiser Permanente has no control over the content or the availability of these sites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Web links are provided as an educational tool, and should not be relied upon for personal diagnosis or treatment. A link or reference to a web site should not be construed as an endorsement of the site or its contents. Any medical content that you feel may be important to your health should always be discussed with your Kaiser Permanente physician.