If you’re due for a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical to begin or maintain employment, see the experts at All Valley Urgent Care in Brawley and El Centro, California. Skilled physicians Luis E. Verduzco, MD, Brian Tyson, MD, and the other staff members provide DOT physicals to ensure you’re healthy enough to safely complete your job duties and drive a commercial motor vehicle. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online today.
DOT physicals at All Valley Urgent Care are medical exams in which your provider evaluates your health, wellness, and ability to safely drive a commercial motor vehicle.
Depending on the job, your employer may require this type of physical every year or two to begin or maintain employment. Even if your employer doesn’t require it, you need a DOT physical to maintain a commercial license. The All Valley Urgent Care specialists are highly trained in completing DOT physicals.
If you drive a commercial motor vehicle, such as a semi-truck or bus, you require a DOT physical. Ask your employer if you’re due for a DOT physical or if you need one before starting a new job. Even if you work for yourself, a commercial driver’s license requires a DOT physical.
During a DOT physical at All Valley Urgent Care, you can expect the following:
Your All Valley Urgent Care specialist checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs when you arrive for a DOT physical. They also weigh you and determine your body mass index (BMI).
Your urgent care provider reviews any symptoms you have and your medical history by asking questions about them, the medications you take, lifestyle habits, and more.
Your All Valley Urgent Care provider completes a physical exam to screen for signs of illnesses, injuries, and diseases that require treatment or may hinder your ability to safely drive a commercial motor vehicle.
Having good vision and hearing is important, which is why vision and hearing screenings are a vital part of DOT physicals. If needed, your provider refers you to a specialist for vision correction or treatment for hearing impairment.
If you have symptoms of an illness, disease, or injury, your All Valley Urgent Care provider might suggest blood testing, imaging tests, or other diagnostic procedures. The practice also provides drug and alcohol screening.
You might need treatment or care from a specialist if you have a medical condition that negatively affects your health or ability to safely drive a commercial motor vehicle.
You may need a DOT physical every two years or more often if you have a medical condition that requires more frequent evaluations. Your All Valley Urgent Care provider lets you know when to book your next medical exam to maintain a commercial license.
To schedule DOT physicals at All Valley Urgent Care, call the office, book an appointment online, or simply walk in today.