|EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL EXAMS|
|U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group offers a variety of physical exams tailored to your specific workplace needs.|
|Pre-Placement Medical Exams|
|•||Performed by a U.S. HealthWorks licensed practitioner (Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) to determine if there are any medical or physical limitations your prospective employee may have.|
|•||Assures safe assignment in the workplace|
|Physical Abilities Tests (PATs)|
|•||Matches workers to the physical demands and essential functions of a job|
|•||Tailored exams are conducted by a Physical Therapist or other trained medical personnel|
|•||Exam includes grip strength, static push and pull strength, dynamic lifting at specified heights and frequencies, and a carry component|
|•||Results are reported within 24 hours|
|•||A customized, physical examination for executives based on the employer's needs that combines a comprehensive history with advanced testing. |
|If you are a driver who needs a CDL, you must pass a medical exam conducted by a certified healthcare professional before receiving your card. All our U.S. HealthWorks examiners are certified. In addition to the history and physical you have received in the past, we now include screening for an increasingly common disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Undiagnosed or untreated OSA will cause you to develop high blood pressure and stroke, worsen control of your diabetes, as well as, put you at high risk for falling asleep while driving. While our first responsibility is to determine if you can drive safely, we are also very concerned about your health. We know that if we find you to have undiagnosed OSA and you get treatment, that we have participated in bettering your life. Please click here to learn more about your physical examination and OSA.
|Standard components include:|
|•||Physical exam interpretation|
|•||Renewed every 2 years or more frequently depending on existing medical conditions|
We want to assure you that all U.S. HealthWorks providers conducting DOT physical exams are certified and compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) requirements that became effective May 21, 2014.
FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION CHANGES ON REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAL CERTIFICATION OF COMMERCIAL DRIVERS
In addition to the existing medical guidelines that all Certified Medical Examiners (CME) must follow for the medical certification of commercial drivers, effective April 20, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) now requires them to implement a revised Medical Examination Report Form (MCSA-5875) and a Medical Examiner's Certificate Form (MCSA-5876) for the medical certification of commercial drivers.
The new exam form now includes a more detailed medical history, signed statements by the driver, and separate certification sections for interstate and intrastate drivers.
The implementation of the new forms must be accompanied by certain mandatory changes in the medical certification process for commercial drivers.
Among the changes are:
- All exams initiated, including incomplete and pending determination exams, must be reported to a national FMCSA centralized database.
- Temporary cards can no longer be issued pending additional information.
- Exams for which the examiner requires additional information before making a final certification decision, now need to be placed on “Pending Determination” status for a maximum of 45 days. These exams can be amended in the database within this 45-day period. Once the examiner obtains the information requested, the examiner makes a final decision and uploads the amended report. If not completed within the maximum 45-day period, the exams are invalidated by FMCSA. FMCSA will notify both the driver and the examiner, and a new exam will be required for purposes of certification.
- Pending determination exam status does not extend the driver's current certification and the driver can only drive commercially until his/her current medical certification expires or until the 45-day pending determination period is up, whichever comes first.
- If the driver's current certification is to expire during the "Pending Determination" period, the examiner can grant certification and issue a card for 45 days, as long as the examiner considers that the driver can drive safely. This should only be done while waiting for records or test results. Once again, a driver whose medical card has expired requires a new exam for certification.
- Exams interrupted for any reason (incomplete) must be reported as such and cannot be continued and amended in the database at a later time. A new exam for the medical certification of the driver is required.
- Intrastate commercial drivers are subject to the same certification rules and any additional state requirements that might apply.
Commercial Drivers with known medical conditions that may delay their medical certification are highly encouraged to schedule their exams enough in advance of their expiration date, in case they need to be placed on hold pending additional information before certification. They are also encouraged to bring a recent note from their treating physicians on their known conditions and their control when coming to the exam, in order to possibly expedite their certification.