DOT & Employment Physicals
The DOT physical exam conducted by Dr. Salman Khan is necessary for prospective commercial drivers to ensure that they are physically able to handle long hours and the stress of operating a commercial vehicle.
Among other things, the physical evaluates a driver’s vision, hearing, and blood pressure. During a vision test, the doctor tests you for at least 20/40 vision in both eyes, as well as your ability to distinguish between various colors with or without prescribed lenses. A hearing test evaluates whether you can hear a “forced whisper” from less than five feet away. A urinalysis is also conducted to determine whether you have any medical condition that requires prompt attention. Your blood pressure and pulse rate are taken to check for any abnormalities that would prevent you from sitting for long periods of time.
In addition, the DOT exam tests for any weight, breathing, vascular, skeletal, reflex, or neurological problems. It may also require or inquire about any needed vaccinations, including those for:
- Hepatitis A (Hep A)
- Hepatitis B (Hep B)
- Polio/ Tetanus/ Typhoid
- Influenza (Flu)
Primary Care Solutions also provides work-related physicals, including pre-employment and return-to-work physicals compliant with your employer’s policies and procedures. This may include:
- Drug and alcohol screenings
- Vision testing
- Respirator fitness testing
- TB (tuberculosis) testing
- Hearing tests
DOT and Employment Physicals in Greater Los Angeles
For more information about DOT and employment physicals at Primary Care Solutions, call us at (323) 225-2550 in (Los Angeles) or (818) 988-5999 in (Van Nuys). To schedule a physical, you can call our nearest location or use our online Request an Appointment form.