Do you need a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical as a condition of your employment? At Grace Vitale Wellness in McKinney, Texas, primary care and family nurse practitioner Katherine Epps, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, offers DOT physicals to meet the needs of your employer and ensure you’re healthy enough to safely complete required job duties. Schedule a DOT exam by phone or online today.
DOT physicals are medical evaluations in which your provider assesses your overall health and well-being. They determine if you meet the health requirements provided by the Department of Transportation in order to safely drive a commercial motor vehicle. Katherine is highly trained in completing such physicals and has many years of experience.
Bring the following with you to a DOT physical at Grace Vitale Wellness:
If you have a chronic disease being managed by another specialist, you may need a note from that provider as well.
Grace Vitale Wellness uses a streamlined patient registration and queue management system that allows you to stay at work while waiting for your appointment.
During DOT physicals at Grace Vitale Wellness, Katherine completes the following:
Katherine checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. She also weighs you and determines your body mass index (BMI).
Katherine discusses your medical history by asking about your symptoms, medications, past diagnoses, other treatments, lifestyle habits, and more. She also enquires about past surgeries and your family history of diseases.
During a DOT physical exam, Katherine evaluates your overall health and well-being by listening to your breathing and heartbeat and examining your body to look for signs of potential problems.
You may need blood testing, urinalysis (included), drug and alcohol testing, or other diagnostic tests to determine if you have a medical concern. Katherine also provides vision and hearing screenings.
If you need medications, referrals for care from another specialist, vaccinations, or other treatments, Katherine is here to help. She also fills out the required DOT physical paperwork and gives you a copy for your records.
You might need a DOT exam every two years, or more often if you have a medical condition, to meet the requirements of your employer or to maintain a commercial driver’s license. Katherine or your employer will let you know when you need your next exam.
Schedule DOT physicals at Grace Vitale Wellness by phone or online today.