La Mirada, Ca (PRWEB) June 19, 2014
Healthpointe centers throughout Southern California are now offering certified DOT physical examinations for all current or aspiring commercial drivers. Under the regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) all Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals must aim to identify any underlying mental, physical, or emotional issues that can negatively affect a driver’s safety and performance. Commercial drivers must undergo a DOT physical every 24 months or less if the driver’s condition, such as high blood pressure, requires frequent monitoring. As of May 21, 2014 all medical examiners whishing to conduct a DOT physical exam must have completed all of the necessary qualifications to receive an FMCSA certification and be listed on the National Registry. Healthpointe’s occupational medicine examiners are FMCSA certified and capable of determining if a driver is physically and mentally qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle. A variety of tests are conducted including: a medical and occupational history questionnaire form, a blood pressure check, vital sign testing, dipstick urinalysis, and a vision test. Following a successful test, the individual is allotted a Department of Transportation card for the proceeding 24 months. All exams are then reported to the FMCSA to be kept on record. Healthpointe accepts DOT physical walk-ins and appointments throughout normal business hours; Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. For all inquiries concerning DOT physicals offered at Healthpointe please call: (800) 956-2663, or go online at http://www.Healthpointemd.net. About Healthpointe: Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties). As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit http://www.Healthpointemd.net.