Physical exams are a vital component of your annual wellness checkup but are also often necessary for other purposes, like employment, immigration, and participating in sports. Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care in White Plains, New York, offers a comprehensive range of exams, including those for CDL (commercial driver’s license) and immigration physicals. To arrange your physical exam, call Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care or book an appointment online today.
Physical Exams Q & A
Physical exams look for signs of health issues during a review of your overall health. A physical exam might be part of your routine annual checkup or well-woman exam, or you might need one for a license, permit, or another official purpose.
The team at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care performs expert physical exams for many purposes, from certifying you’re fit to work or take on a new position to making sure your children are healthy enough to take part in sports and other physical activities.
Two of the physical exams that Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care specializes in are the CDL (commercial driver’s license or Department of Transportation physical) and immigration physicals.
A CDL physical exam is mandatory for all taxi drivers. The Department of Transportation administers it, hence its common name of the DOT physical. Taxi drivers and other commercial vehicle operators must complete and pass an annual physical exam to ensure they, any passengers, and other road users are safe.
In order to get a CDL, you must meet the Department of Transportation requirements, which include passing a physical exam. During your CDL physical, your provider at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care checks your:
- Blood pressure
You might not be able to get a CDL if you have certain health conditions, such as sleep apnea, heart failure, or other cardiovascular diseases. Grounds for refusing a CDL also include having had a back injury or surgery on your spine, blood pressure measuring above 180/110, and being dependent on insulin.
Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care doctors are in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, meaning they’re qualified to certify whether you’re medically safe to drive.
Anyone requesting legal status in the United States must undergo a physical exam performed by a civilian physician endorsed by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care offers physical exams that look at your:
- Arms and legs
- Lymph nodes
In some cases, they might order a chest X-ray or blood test. Your provider at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care also reviews your vaccination records to evaluate your immunity to preventable diseases like polio, tetanus, mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, and whooping cough, among others.
If you currently have, or previously suffered from, tuberculosis, syphilis, a psychiatric disorder or mental illness, alcohol or drug abuse, or a history of violent behavior, you must report this to your provider during the exam.
Following your physical exam, your provider can certify and stamp your Form I-693, which you need for your immigration application.
If you want to find out more about a CDL or immigration physical, or simply want to arrange a routine exam for you or your child, call Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.