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Urgent Care & Family Medicine located in Davie, FL & Plantation, FL

If you drive or you’re planning to begin driving a commercial motor vehicle in the US, you need to become qualified via a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam. Get your DOT physical at UrgentMed, a convenient urgent care center with locations in both Davie and Plantation, Florida. UrgentMed provides the care you need at a low cost and a timely manner without compromising quality. Schedule your appointment today online or over the phone.

DOT Physical Q & A

A DOT, or Department of Transportation, physical exam is an exam during which a qualified doctor, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse determines whether or not you’re physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle.

DOT physicals ensure that the folks driving semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles can safely transport their goods and drive. They’re an important component of road safety.

You may need a DOT physical if you:

  • Haven’t had one in two years
  • Have developed an illness that might impair you
  • Were recently injured
  • Need to qualify as a new commercial motor vehicle driver
  • Were previously found to not be physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle
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Business Hours

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 08:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 05:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 05:00

Call Today

(800) 275-9630

Davie Office

2337 S University Drive
Davie FL

Plantation Office

10199 Cleary Blvd
Plantation FL

During a DOT physical, your medical examiner starts by asking you a series of questions related to:

  • Your medical history
  • Any medical conditions
  • Your current medications

During a DOT physical, your medical examiner starts by asking you a series of questions related to:

  • Obesity
  • Alcoholism

Your medical examiner then performs tests, including:

  • Urine analysis for medical
  • problems like diabetes
  • The “whisper” hearing test
  • A vision test
  • A hernia test
  • A blood test to check for conditions such as high blood pressure

Some companies also require your medical examiner to test your urine for the presence of drugs and/or alcohol.

To make sure the appointment is productive, bring a list of any medications you’re taking, including dosages, as well as any hearing aids and/or prescription eyewear.

Typically, if you pass your DOT physical, your results are valid for up to 24 months. Sometimes, your medical examiner issues a certificate that expires more quickly. This is the case when you have a medical issue that requires more frequent checkups, such as high blood pressure.

If you need a DOT physical, turn to UrgentMed, with locations in Davie and Plantation, Florida. The practice offers inexpensive services, world-class care, and access to attorneys. To learn more, schedule an appointment with UrgentMed online or over the phone.


High blood pressure, which often presents no symptoms, is dangerous because of the pressure it puts on your circulatory system. Over time, high blood pressure can put you at a significantly higher risk for complications like:

• Heart attack
• Stroke
• Heart failure
• Chronic kidney disease
• Vascular dementia
• Sexual dysfunction

Fortunately, high blood pressure is easy to eliminate or control with lifestyle changes.

The best way to know whether or not you have hypertension is by getting your blood pressure checked by a doctor. If you’re concerned about your blood pressure, or if you haven’t had a reading in a while, stop into UrgentMed for a reading today. Learn more by reaching out online or over the phone today.

To lower your blood pressure, you need to take action with a variety of lifestyle changes. Examples of these include:

• Limiting alcohol
• Proactively managing stress
• Losing excess weight and maintaining a healthy weight
• Eating a balanced diet
• Getting regular exercise
• Taking all medications properly
• Quitting smoking

In addition, your doctor may recommend you manage high blood pressure with medication. Even with medication, though, for a meaningful and lasting change, you need to adopt healthy lifestyle changes.

Medical Walk-in Process

No Appointment Needed

An appointment is not required in order to receive care. For this reason, patients do not have to plan out when they can come in. Simply walk in and you’ll be seen.

Licensed Professionals

Urgent care physicians and nurses offer high-quality care. They are licensed and recognized as reputable members of the healthcare industry.

Cost Effective

The cost of seeing a physician at a medical immediate care facility will be much more affordable than seeing a physician in an emergency room.

Medical Walk-in Process

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