Work Physical Specialist


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

Do you need a physical for work? If so, book an appointment at UrgentMed, an urgent care center with locations in Davies and Plantation, Florida. UrgentMed offers you enjoy easy scheduling, short wait times, and compassionate, comprehensive care. To schedule your visit, call or use the online booking tool today.

Work Physical Q & A

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What is a work physical?

A work physical is any physical related to employment. Common types of work physicals include:

  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals
  • Workers' compensation physicals

One of the best places to receive a work physical is at an urgent care center like UrgentMed because they make it convenient and can work with your schedule. UrgentMed offers extended hours, short wait times, and walk-in visits.

What happens during a work physical?

Depending on the type of work physical you’ve scheduled, your doctor may run any number of tests. In general, though, during a work physical, your doctor:

  • Asks you about your health history
  • Discusses your lifestyle choices, including diet and substance use
  • Checks your vitals
  • Performs a physical exam

If you need to gain or renew a commercial driver’s license, your doctor conducts tests related to vision, hernias, blood pressure, hearing, and diseases like diabetes. During this time, they also assess you for conditions that could put others at risk, like alcoholism.

If you’re applying for workers' compensation, your doctor also discusses your injury or health issue with you, asks you about your symptoms and your lifestyle, and then examines you. In this case, their goal is to decide whether or not your work place directly or indirectly lead to your ailment.

What happens during a pre-employment physical?

Before hiring you, many companies require that you undergo a pre-employment physical, or work physical. During the pre-employment work physical, your doctor examines you to make sure that you’re physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy enough to complete the work the job requires.

Depending on your company’s requirements, your work exam may include:

  • Drug and/or alcohol testing
  • Endurance and stamina testing
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Heart health testing
  • Physical ability testing
  • Hearing and vision testing

Note that your company can legally only request that you undergo a pre-employment work physical after they’ve offered you the position. This is to ensure that they don’t discriminate against you based on a disability.

If you need a physical for an offered position, to get or renew your commercial driver’s license, or for workers' compensation, book with UrgentMed. With two locations, extended hours, and a walk-in clinic, UrgentMed will make sure you get seen in a timely manner. To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.