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Physicians' Diagnostic Services Center, Inc.

The Physicians' Diagnostic Services Center, Inc. began in 1979 as a modest medical and dental facility crammed in a 32-square meter office at the Prudential Assurance Building in Intramuros. Dr. Pedro S. de Guzman, its founder and Medical Director managed a staff of only 7 employees consisting of a physician, a dentist, an optometrist, a medical technologist, an x-ray technician, a psychometrician and a nurse. PDSC specialized in occupational medicine. With company retainerships, it rendered pre-employment medical examinations for businesses such as the Central Textile Mills and for employees of the North and South Harbor. Students of the Pamangtasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila submitted to physical examination at the clinic.

In the latter part of the year, Dr. de Guzman determined to serve the steady stream of Filipino workers seeking employment abroad, PDSC terminated its corporate service contracts to focus on the overseas contract workers' (OCW) pre-employment examination needs. Facilities were refurbished and equipment upgraded to better serve an increasing number of clients.

In 1980, PDSC expanded to occupy the ground floor of the same building. As private recruitment and manning agencies flourished, so did the number of clients. PDSC extended its facilities to the fourth floor where it was once located.

By 1984, Dr. de Guzman had perceived the long term viability of conducting pre-employment examinations. The clinic was re-inspected and passed stringent evaluation. It was accredited by the Department of Health and the Overseas Employment Development Board. It became one of only 3 clinics in the country accredited by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Within two years, as various embassies began to regulate and recognize credible medical clinics, PDSC earned accreditation from all concerned agencies and institutions. It was recognized as one of the largest and most modern medical facilities specifically for pre-employment examinations.

PDSC moved to its own building in August 1988, the nine-storey Physicians' Tower along U N Avenue. The clinic occupied three floors amounting to 900 square meters of clinic space. Among its state-of-the-art equipment are x-ray, pulmonary function test, ECG machine, treadmill and others imported from Japan and Hongkong. The clinic was later able to acquire other exclusive laboratory equipment from multinational drug companies.

To keep up with the ever changing needs of its clientele, PDSC was fully computerized in 1994. Through its computer network, result inquiries, data transmittal, certificate production, record storage and retrieval have become swift processes. More and more reputable agencies have preferred to send their applicants to PDSC.

Believing that Filipinos are among the highly skilled and preferred seafarers, PDSC established separate facilities to serve them. The move did not only assure a smooth flow of operations but also gained approval from various manning agencies and their principals.

Now on its 21st year, PDSC occupies six floors of clinic space and employs over 110 trained professionals. PDSC is ISO certified having recently received its Certificate of Approval for its Quality Management System applicable to:

Provision of Pre-Employment Medical Examination to Land Base and Sea Based Overseas Contract Workers under Approval Certificate No. 403730 granted by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance.

4th floor Physicians’ Tower, 533 United Nations Avenue, Cor. San Carlos St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Tel: 521-49-75 / 521-49-67 Trunk line: 524-06-26 to 28
# 104 F. Ramos St. Cor. Juanguera St., Cebu City
Tel: 254-17-78 Fax: 254-37-07
# 49 Jose Palma Gil St., Brgy 4A District 1 Davao City
Tel: (082) 224-66-72 Fax: (082) 224-66-75