DOT Physical ExamsIf you’re due for a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical as a condition of employment, Albert Kashanian, MD, Nora Davidian, PA, and the team can help at Care Fast Urgent Care in Burbank, California. The providers are licensed to complete DOT exams and fill out the paperwork required by your employer. Simply walk in for a DOT physical.
DOT Physicals Q & A
What are DOT physicals?
A DOT physical, or Department of Transportation physical, is a comprehensive physical exam required by the DOT as a condition of employment for commercial drivers.
The exam ensures you’re healthy enough to safely perform your job duties. DOT physicals are valid for up to two years.
What should I bring to DOT physicals?
When you arrive at Care Fast Urgent Care for a DOT physical, bring the following:
- A list of your current medications
- A list of current and past medical diagnoses
- Contacts, eyeglasses, or hearing aids if you wear them
- Recent lab results if you have diabetes
- A letter from a cardiologist if you have heart problems
- Your driver’s license
- Photo ID
- Form of payment
Coming prepared for a DOT physical ensures your appointment runs smoothly and efficiently and can save you time.
What should I expect during DOT physicals?
During a DOT physical, your provider at Care Fast Urgent Care completes the following:
Medical history review
Your provider first reviews your medical history. This includes personal and family history of disease, unusual symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medications you take.
During the physical exam portion of a DOT physical, your provider checks your eyes, ears, throat, nose, breathing, heart, abdomen, limbs, spine, and reflexes to look for signs of (or rule out) certain medical problems.
Your provider weighs you and checks your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They might recommend blood or urine tests to screen for diabetes and other health problems.
Your provider checks your vision and hearing. If you don’t pass these measures, they ask you to see a specialist for prescription changes in contact lenses, glasses, or hearing aids.
What happens after a DOT physical?
If you’re in good health, your provider fills out the required paperwork and gives you a copy of the results for your records. If you have a health problem, they offer treatment or refer you to a specialist to get the treatment necessary to pass your next physical.
If you’re due for a DOT physical, just walk into Care Fast Urgent Care today.