DOT Physicals Specialist

We Care More Family Clinic -  - Primary Care

We Care More Family Clinic

Primary Care Practice & Family Practice located in Compton, CA & Lynwood, CA

If you’re due for your next Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, you’ve come to the right place. The skilled family practice team at We Care More Family Clinic in Compton and Lynwood, California, has years of experience completing comprehensive DOT physicals and filling out the required paperwork so you can begin a new career or continue driving a commercial motor vehicle. Schedule a DOT physical with We Care More Family Clinic over the phone or online today.

DOT Physicals Q&A

What are DOT physicals?

DOT physicals are a requirement when working for the Department of Transportation or driving a commercial motor vehicle. It ensures you’re healthy enough to safely and effectively complete your job duties. The experienced medical team at We Care More Family Clinic is highly qualified to complete DOT physicals in addition to sports and annual physical exams for men, women, and children.

What happens during a DOT physical?

DOT physicals at We Care More Family Clinic consist of several components, including:

Medical history review

Your practitioner reviews your medical history and asks you about symptoms to help determine if you have, or are at risk of, a disease. They take note of which medications, if any, you are taking.

Physical exam

During a physical exam, your provider checks your vital signs, including your heart rate, blood pressure, and weight. They listen to your heart and lungs, and might complete a blood glucose screening. They may utilize additional blood or imaging tests to detect or properly manage a chronic disease.

Vision and hearing tests

Part of a DOT physical includes a hearing and vision test. If you wear hearing aids, glasses, or contacts, wear them to your appointment.

Drug and alcohol screening

Your provider uses a urine sample to complete drug and alcohol screening as part of your DOT exam.

What should I bring to my appointment?

When preparing for a DOT exam, bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • A driver’s license
  • A list and dosages of your current medications
  • Glasses or contacts if you wear them
  • Hearing aids if you have them
  • A method of payment

Your doctor fills out the required DOT paperwork after your exam. Your employer requires a copy of the approved paperwork.

If you have a chronic disease or illness requiring medicine or another treatment, your practitioner makes sure you receive the care you need prior to signing off on your forms.

How often will I require a DOT physical?

In order to legally operate a commercial motor vehicle, DOT physicals are required every two years. However, your doctor may require a physical more often if you have a chronic condition requiring routine monitoring, such as high blood pressure.

When you’re due for your next DOT physical, book an appointment with We Care More Family Clinic over the phone or online today.