If you need a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical as a condition of your employment, turn to Oasis Healthcare Service, Inc., in Covington and Stone Mountain, Georgia. Troy Taylor, AGPCNP-C, is a licensed DOT medical examiner and has many years of experience conducting this and other types of physicals. To schedule your next DOT physical, call the nearest Oasis Healthcare Service, Inc. office or book an appointment online today.
DOT physicals are comprehensive physical examinations completed by your Oasis Healthcare Service, Inc., provider to ensure you’re healthy enough to operate a commercial motor vehicle, such as a bus or semi-truck.
Your employer may require DOT physicals, which are often needed every two years or less if you have a specific medical condition.
Being healthy enough to drive a commercial motor vehicle is important for your own safety and the safety of others on the road. In addition, it ensures you can effectively perform your job duties.
When you arrive at Oasis Healthcare Service, Inc., for a DOT physical exam, plan to bring the following:
During a DOT physical, be prepared to discuss your medical history and symptoms (if you have any) with your primary care specialist.
When you arrive for a DOT physical, your specialist assesses your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Troy completes a physical exam to evaluate your eyes, ears, throat, breathing, heartbeat, reflexes, and more.
Troy and his team complete vision and hearing screening and may order a urine test, blood test, heart function testing, or other diagnostic tests that detect or rule out specific medical problems. They review your vaccination records, too, and offer additional vaccines if needed.
Troy may recommend lifestyle changes, medications, vision correction, or specialist referrals if you have an illness, disease, or vision problems.
You might need a release form from a specialist if you have a pre-existing condition or disability. Troy can answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about your health and wellness.
After passing the exam, Troy completes a DOT medical examiner’s certificate, which allows you to drive a commercial motor vehicle for up to two years if you’re in good health. However, if you have a medical condition, you may need more frequent DOT physicals.
If you’re due for a DOT physical, schedule one with Oasis Healthcare Service, Inc. Call the office or book an appointment online today.