Tom Fogarty, M.D., is retired after serving for 26 years as chief medical officer and executive vice president of Concentra, a division of Select Medical, a leading U.S. provider of health care. Through its affiliated clinicians, the company provides occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy and wellness services from more than 300 medical centers in 40 states. In addition to these medical center locations, Concentra serves employers by providing a broad range of health services and operating more than 140 onsite medical facilities.
Fogarty earned his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering and attended medical school about five years later, where he met two physicians who were providing occupational health to the Amarillo workforce. The trio launched the beginnings of Concentra with a primary focus to help employers meet health care needs ranging from employee safety to OSHA regulations.
In the mid-1980s, Fogarty moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to oversee a second clinic in Garland. After a successful initial public offering, the publicly-traded company later relocated its headquarters to Addison, Texas, and expanded its mission to include primary, preventive and environmental health and safety services.
According to D Magazine, Concentra’s reach is so widespread that company officials estimate services are “only a 15-20-minute drive for about 40 percent of the U.S. workforce.”
Fogarty was also a founder and officer for Concentra Occupational Health Institute, designed to fill the void in occupational and preventive medicine research. The institute promotes occupational medical education, and since 2004, has sponsored national conferences and other educational events. Concentra branched out again in 2007 to offer urgent care and health and wellness programs, which today has more than 900 affiliated primary care physicians and 600 physical therapists.
Fogarty completed his medical degree and a residency in family medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo.