It is much easier to go into a doctors office when you know exactly what to expect. The fear of the unknown is one of the biggest deterrents for patients across the country. While men tend to put off of their yearly men’s health physicals in Tucson, AZ., Men’s Vitality Clinic can help ease your worried mind. Every time you enter a physician’s office you should know that your physician is only there to help you stay happy and healthy.

Department of Transportation physicals are a normal part of life for many CDL licensed, Class A drivers. Every 24 months (earlier if there are medical conditions that require physician monitoring) these drivers flock to their physician’s office to receive a Department of Transportation physical. Men and women who have been driving commercially for a few years will know exactly what to expect when they enter their physician’s office. For those who are experiencing this physical for the first time, here are things that you should expect:

  1. Schedule a Department of Transportation physical to ensure ample time with your physician.
  2. Bring your (already completed, aside from the physician portion) paperwork to the appointment. Find the paperwork here.
  3. Schedule a separate appointment with all of your care providers (hematologist, gastroenterologist, cardiologist) if your health necessitates it.
  4. Get a lab slip for a blood draw 2 weeks prior to the appointment.
  5. Get your FASTING (meaning no food or drink for 8 hours) drawn at least 6 days before the appointment.
  6. Expect to arrive 10 minutes early.
  7. Height, weight, blood pressure, and pulse will be checked.
  8. A vision test will be completed.
  9. A hearing test will be completed
  10. An EKG will be completed.
  11. Your medical history will be reviewed.
  12. A complete examination will be completed by your physician.
  13. Physician must complete and sign Medical Examination Report and Medical Examiner’s Certificate.