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DOT Physical Exam Steps


Pre Employment Physical Examinations, or also know as Post Offer Physical Exams, are done to determine if an applicant is physically capable of meeting the essential functions of the job, while maintaining the examinee’s privacy and medical confidentiality. A well designed physical exam program results in fewer injuries, lower costs and a better match of employees to their jobs.

The exam is performed with attention to the job duties, including physical requirements and potential exposures to hazardous materials. The content of the examination depends on the job and the work-site assessment. For example, jobs that require use of personal protective equipment, such as respiratory protection, often include a pulmonary function test (breathing test) as part of the pre-placement exam. Those involved in interstate trucking usually require a physical exam and a urinary drug test.

To avoid errors in either the content or the context of the examination, HealthCARE Express uses standard protocols to which the employer and the examining provider both agree. Following the examination, the medical provider gives a written opinion about the person’s suitability to perform the job without health and safety risk to self or others.

A Medical Examination Typically Includes:

HealthCARE Express providers will carefully review your medical and occupational history before proceeding with the physical examination.

  • Complete occupational/medical history
  • Musculoskeletal examination
  • Evaluation of the respiratory system
  • Gastrointestinal examination
  • Examination of head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Skin and lymphatic examination
  • Neurological evaluation
  • Evaluation of the cardiovascular system
  • Visual acuity and vital signs, including blood pressure, urine dip test

For a convenient, walk-in routine pre-employment physical, contact HealthCARE Express.

More Information

Download Our Pre-Employment Physical Form

Email Us: occmed@healthcareexpress.us

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