As part of the requirements for obtaining a driver’s license, a commercial driver’s license (CDL), or employment with the Department of Transportation (DOT), you need a physical examination by a qualified physician. At The Honeycomb Clinic in Houston, Texas, nationally recognized top physicians and healthcare professionals offer DOT physicals in accordance with DOT guidelines. They can complete the necessary paperwork to fulfill your obligations. Schedule your DOT physical by calling the office or requesting one online today.
The DOT requires physical examinations to ensure drivers are healthy and able to meet the physical demands of a job and qualify for a regular driver’s license or a CDL.
The Honeycomb Clinic is authorized to provide DOT physicals. They perform the required examination and can complete all necessary paperwork as mandated by the DOT.
To best prepare for DOT physicals, you should create a list of medications you take on a daily basis. Be sure to list the name of the medication, the dosage, and how long you’ve been taking the prescription.
It also helps to make a list of any questions you have for your physician about any health concerns you have experienced since your last physical.
During DOT physicals at The Honeycomb Clinic, your physician reviews your medical history and discusses any injuries or surgeries you’ve had. They also address your health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
You will also undergo a physical examination. Your physician measures your weight and height and listens to your heart and lungs through a stethoscope, checking for abnormalities like heart murmurs or breathing issues. They examine your internal organs, feeling for lumps or other matters of concern.
Your DOT physicals may require you to undergo urinalysis. This part of the physical tests you for drugs and can also be helpful as a screening for significant health issues, such as diabetes, that could interfere with your ability to work safely.
The Honeycomb Clinic can perform urinalysis (urine test) and any necessary blood work. This means you won’t have to leave the medical clinic to complete your DOT physical health screening.
Should urinalysis determine that you have underlying medical issues, such as diabetes or kidney problems, your physician can offer additional treatment information or refer you to a specialist for further care.
If you’re applying for a job with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and need more information regarding DOT physicals, or want to schedule a physical, call the office today. You can also make an appointment online using the convenient booking tool.