Urgent Care Center in Hartsdale Doubles as DOT Certified Medical Examiners
Responding To a Need, As DOT Regulations Get Stricter For Commercial Drivers, Doctors Express Jumps In
Hartsdale, NY (PRUnderground) July 31st, 2014
DOT Physicals are now required by federal law for those applying for and holding a commercial drivers license by the Department of Transportation, in all fifty states including New York. Because of that, Doctors Express of Hartsdale has recently implemented DOT physicals performed by their physicians. All their physicians are Certified Medical Examiners for the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
There are set guidelines in which an applicant preparing to operate taxis, trucks, limousines and other commercial vehicles must meet in order to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.
Recently, the federal department added new requirements to the list, requiring that all examining physicians be registered and certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The issue has gotten more media attention recently after the June 7th tragic accident, involving comedian Tracy Morgan who was hit by a truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. Comedian James McNair, also in the limo, died upon impact, and as the details were later revealed, the driver of the Wal-Mart truck that impacted Mr. Morgan’s limousine had not slept in 24 hours.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration list a number of important criteria before issuing a commercial license, a full list of which can be found on the Doctors Express website. Some of the components of the DOT exam involves full medical histories, blood pressure evaluations, visual acuity and color discernment, drug testing, screening for respiratory dysfunction, hearing testing, and other testing required to determine the driver’s physical and medical qualifications for driving a commercial motor vehicle.
Center Administrator Vicki Purugganan, says: “Our aim is to bring convenient health services to all of the community, individuals, family’s, as well as to area businesses. DOT exams and occupational health services are 2 examples of how we’re servicing companies in the towns of Hartsdale, Scarsdale, Elmsford and White Plains”.
About Doctors Express Hartsdale
About AFC/ Doctors Express Urgent Care:
Doctors Express Urgent Care provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service as well. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening, DOT exams and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. Doctors Express Urgent Care is located at 359 N. Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY with a new center to open at 843 Hutchison River Parkway, Bronx, NY. The new center hours will be Monday-Friday from 8am-10pm and Saturday & Sunday from 8 am-8 pm. There will always be a board certified physician on site. There are additional locations in Danbury, Bridgeport, West Hartford and Stamford CT. Doctors Express will accept most insurances including many of the Affordable Care Act exchange plans. visit their website at http://DoctorsExpressHartsdale.com.