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At St. Francis Urgent Care our DOT Certified Medical Examiners perform DOT physicals.

DOT Physical Exam Procedure

When you visit St. Francis Urgent Care our Certified Medical Examiner will review your health history and ask you to list the medications you take on a regular basis. During your DOT physical, the examiner will also do the following:

Check your pulse and blood pressure
Perform a vision test
Observe your general appearance
Examine your eyes, throat, mouth, and ears
Listen to your heart and lungs
Check for spine deformities
Perform a neurological exam
Press on your abdomen to check for abnormalities
Perform a hernia check

DOT Physical Forms 

Once the medical examiner completes all the DOT physical requirements, you will discuss any hazards created by your health history or current medical condition. The examiner must document these hazards on your DOT physical form and determine whether you meet the standards for receiving a medical certificate.

If you meet the standards and do not require periodic medical monitoring, your certificate will be valid for two years. In some cases, the medical examiner will issue a certificate that lasts for only three months, six months, or one year. The examiner will also note whether you must wear a hearing aid or corrective lenses. If you do not meet the standards, the examiner will not be able to issue a valid medical certificate.

If you need a DOT physical or have questions about the exam, call us at 510.780.9400.