Sometimes there are certain jobs that require health exams in order to continue work. But why? These tests are often done to ensure that the worker is able to perform to the best of their abilities. After all, it’s important to ensure that employees are able to do their jobs effectively. Let’s take a look at what it means to have CDL physicals with Lake Urgent Care.
What Is a CDL?
Let’s start with the basics for those who don’t know. What is a CDL? A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) allows drivers to operate certain commercial vehicles. We’re sure many are wondering why you need to get a CDL if you already have a driver’s license. Well, as commercial vehicles are vastly different from ordinary vehicles, you need to relearn a number of things to be able to safely drive a commercial vehicle. But if you get paid to operate a motor vehicle, there’s a good chance you are required to periodically receive a DOT physical/exam.
DOT Exams With LUC
The Department of Transportation (DOT) runs a pretty tight ship! That’s why they require commercial drivers to take exams to obtain or maintain their commercial driving license. In order to keep other drivers and their products safe, it’s imperative to have someone competent behind the wheel. But how exactly does a DOT exam work?
A typical DOT exam begins by taking a look at your medical history and any current medications you take. During the physical itself, we also:
- Take a look at your blood pressure.
- Check for spine deformities.
- Perform a vision test.
- Examine your ears.
- Perform a hernia check.
- Check your abdomen for abnormalities.
- Perform a neurological check.
- Look at your mouth and throat for potential breathing and swallowing problems.
If you want to know more about how we perform our DOT exams, give us a call. We’re more than happy to help!
More About Our Occupational Health Services
Are you an employer looking for high-quality healthcare for your employees? If so, we have a great opportunity for you and your business! Employers have the option to use our occupational healthcare services in order to provide their employees with a high-quality healthcare alternative. With our services, we help minimize OSHA recordables, reduce insurance average cost per case, and reduce lost time. All of these help your bottom line without compromising quality patient care. Get in contact with us to learn more about how we can help you and your employees with their healthcare.
Discover More With LUC
So are you ready to take your DOT exam? Lake Urgent Care is happy to help! We have numerous locations all over the Baton Rouge area, so you don’t have to go far to complete your exam. If you have any questions about our exams or about how we can help you and your company, give us a call at one of our locations. Let’s do what we can to help your business and employees be at their very best.