DOT Physicals Specialist
New MD & Urgent Care
Occupational Medicine & Urgent Care located in American Canyon, CA & El Cerrito, CA
As part of the California requirements for obtaining a driver’s license, a commercial driver’s license (CDL), or employment with the Department of Transportation (DOT), you need a physical examination by a qualified physician. At New MD & Urgent Care in El Cerrito and American Canyon, we conveniently serve patients in Berkeley, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, Hercules, Albany, Vallejo, and Napa, California. Vallejo, Napa, California, Ian Ahwah, MD, and Malcolm Johnson, MD, offer comprehensive physical examinations in accordance with DOT guidelines. They perform a full physical and can complete the necessary paperwork to fulfill your obligations. Schedule a DOT physical online or by calling the New MD & Urgent Care office nearest you.
DOT Physicals Q & A
Why do I need a DOT physical?
The DOT requires physical examinations to ensure drivers are healthy and able to meet the physical demands of a their job, and qualify for a regular driver’s license or a CDL.
Dr. Ahwah and Dr. Johnson are both authorized providers of DOT physicals. They provide the required examination and can complete all necessary paperwork as mandated by the DOT.
How should I prepare for a DOT physical?
To help improve the efficiency of your appointment, you should create a list of medications you take daily. Be sure to list the name of the medication, the dosage, and how long you’ve been taking the prescription.
You can also make a list of any questions you have for your doctor about health concerns you’ve experienced since your last physical.
What can I expect during a DOT physical?
During your physical, Dr. Johnson or Dr. Ahwah reviews your medical history and discusses any injuries or surgeries you’ve had in the past. They also address existing health issues you have, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or heart disease.
You also undergo a physical examination: Your doctor measures your height and weight, and he listens to your heart and lungs through a stethoscope, checking for abnormalities like breathing issues or heart murmurs.
During your physical, Dr. Johnson or Dr. Ahwah externally examines your internal organs, feeling for lumps or other issues of concern.
As part of your DOT physical, you might need to undergo a urine test. This part of the physical tests you for drugs and can also be useful as a screening for major health issues, such as diabetes, that could interfere with your ability to work safely.
Do I need to go somewhere else for a urine test?
No. At New MD & Urgent Care, on-site laboratory services can test your urine, as well as do any necessary blood work. This means you won’t have to leave the facility to have your DOT physical health screening completed.
If urine testing determines you have underlying medical issues, such as kidney problems or diabetes, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah can offer additional treatment information or refer you to a specialist for further care.
If you’re applying for a job with the Department of Transportation or are looking to obtain your CDL, schedule a DOT physical online or by calling the office nearest you.
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Great Doctor & Staff Very efficent and caring
Except for being 35 minutes late opening, the experience was good.
Dr Ahwah was very good! He listened to me and checked me thoroughly. I highly recommend him. I’m not sure though if he has other regular office other than Urgent Care, otherwise, I will have him as my PCP.
Very quick! I showed up as a walk-in patient right when the Clinic opened. Spent maybe 15 minutes filling paperwork and dealing with insurance. Saw the doctor almost immediately, took him 5 seconds to determine my ailment, sent me off with 3 prescriptions. A couple days later I’m as good as new!
Quick and efficient! Glad to know this option of a quick visit is so close to home and open on weekends
I was treated promptly and keep kindly, when I came in after a bicycling accident. The medication that was prescribed is working. The glued wound continued to bleed at home, so I had to apply a large adhesive strip to stop bleeding on my clothing. I’m trending better. Thanks for your care.
Very helpful staff in & out quickly . Highly recommend for urgent care .
I was already at Concentra and the customer service was so bad I left and drove to NewMD in El Cerrito. I was done before Concentra called me to set up my information for my visit. The staff at NewMD was absolutely wonderful.
The doctor and whole team was awesome. My first time there and my first time to an urgent care facility. Good to know there is a convenient place in my neighborhood that I can get in and out quickly. A quick diagnosis, vitals, medical notes/info, and a prescription …and a CVS in the same mall for the pharmacy!
The staff and doctor were all quite courteous and welcoming. I got a lot of information about my condition from the doctor, who was very thorough and had an excellent “bedside manner.”
visit to your medical service was timely & well done
Dr. Ian Ahwah was great! He knew exactly what was going on with my severe sore throat and prescribed me some meds that took care of the condition. Thank you Dr. Ahwah!
Great workers very caring
The facility was clean and bright, registration was quick and easy, and the wait time was short. I was treated with respect. The doctor communicated well regarding the medical issue and treatment.
Very good experience. He listened well and was genuinely concerned. I would absolutely recommend to a friend!
Dr. Ahwah is always patient and always listens. The staff there are great and very helpful.