If you are in the process of working with commercial vehicles and travel, a DOT physical will be necessary. DOT physicals are intended to assess your physical, mental, and emotional health to ensure you are in the proper state of operating these vehicles without putting you or others in danger. St Jude's Family & Pediatric is proud to provide fast, reliable DOT physicals to clients in the El Paso, TX area.
The DOT physical begins with discussing your medical history. Your examiner will also check your vitals, perform a vision test, check your hearing, check for deformities, assess your reflexes, listen for murmurs, perform a hernia check, and check other underlying conditions. We've outlined the tests we perform in DOT physicals below.
Commercial drivers are required to have at least 20/40 acuity in each eye with or without corrective lenses. Those with monovision may be disqualified from being granted a DOT medical card.
When examining your ears, we will assess your ability to perceive and pick up a "forced whisper" from at least five feet away. We can examine your ability to do so, whether you use hearing aids or not.
We will check your blood pressure to indicate if there are any irregularities in your heartbeat and pulse.
A urinalysis is required in order to successfully complete your DOT physical. This test requires a sample of your urine in order to detect a wide range of disorders such as kidney disease or diabetes.
During the physical examination, we will quickly go over many aspects of your physical and mental health including the following:
- Overall appearance
- Mouth and throat
- Lungs and chest
- Abdomen and viscera
- Limbs (any impairs)
- Spine and musculoskeletal system
- Neurological behaviors, patterns, reflexes
St Jude's Family & Pediatric Clinic is proud to provide comprehensive services to help you understand the state of your and the medical care you'll need, if applicable. If we detect problems during a DOT physical, we will immediately offer our services and support to help you face their medical concerns.
We take all insurances. If you are wondering how else you can pay for our services, you can give us a call today and discuss your health insurance policy and other options. If you do not have insurance, we can also discuss payment plans.
St Jude's Family & Pediatric Clinic is here to help you get your DOT physical done on time and in an efficient manner. Before long, you'll be on your way with your professional obligations. Leading a healthy life is necessary when you have goals set in stone. Contact our walk-in clinic to make an appointment regarding DOT physicals, today!