DOT Physical Exam in Flint, MI
Lifetime Urgent Care has Experienced Doctors Who Provide DOT Physical Exams. Visit Our Walk-in Urgent Care Clinic Located at 2469 W. Hill Road, Flint, MI 48507. We Are Open 7 Days a Week. Call Us at (810) 339-8261.
What is a DOT physical exam?
If you happen to be new to the trucking industry, you may have heard that you need to pass a DOT physical and may begin to wonder what a DOT physical is, what exactly it involves, and how you were to go about getting one. Lifetime Urgent Care is here to provide you all the information that you need about the DOT physical exam. This exam is essentially required in order to be able to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Taking the exam and obtaining the physical ensures that there are no health-related issues that could affect you, as the driver, and your ability of safely driving a commercial vehicle.
What does the DOT physical exam consist of?
The DOT physical exam will determine whether or not the driver is physically and emotionally fit for this type of work based on the patients’ medical history, as well as their current health status. During your DOT Physical, your doctor or medical professional will go through the following with you during the physical exam:
- Vision test
- Hearing test
- Blood test, to check for high blood pressure or any other underlying medical conditions
- Urinalysis, as part of the drug and alcohol test
Are there any DOT restrictions?
With nearly every job, there are some restrictions that may prevent you from doing the job correctly, efficiently and effectively. With commercial driving, you are not only risking your life while driving on the road – but you are also caring for the lives of other drivers that are around you. With that being said, yes there are some DOT restrictions for commercial drivers – and they can include:
- Diabetes, especially if you are taking injectable insulin
- 20/40 correctable vision in both eyes – DOT commercial driving does not allow their drivers to have contact lenses
- Usage of narcotics or any other habit-forming drugs
Why should I go to Lifetime Urgent Care for my DOT physical?
Lifetime Urgent Care is very proud to offer in-office laboratory and testing services. This includes x-rays, which means you can get the diagnosis you need as quick as possible. By having and maintaining our very own facilities, we are able to have them readily accessible. The doctors and medical staff at Lifetime Urgent Care strive to streamline the healthcare process.
You will partner with your medical examiner at Lifetime Urgent Care and will discuss your past and current medical health history and review your DOT physical form with you. If you meet the medical standards that are required for you to obtain a CDL (commercial drivers license) you will be issued a valid certificate for a certain period of time. That amount of time will highly depend on the results of your exam. The doctors and medical professionals at Lifetime Urgent Care are dedicated to getting you back on the road quickly and efficiently. We work with many different truck driving companies to efficiently process the required certification so that drivers are able to maintain their CDL. If you have any questions about our CDL physical exam, please call us to schedule an appointment. Our walk-in clinic is located at 2469 W. Hill Rd Flint, MI 48507. Our number is (810) 339-8261 – call us Monday through Friday from 8:00AM – 8:00PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM – 6:00PM.