The DMV-DOT Exam is required for individuals who wish to receive their Commercial Driving License (CDL). Our doctor is licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (License # 5418916808) to conduct these exams, as required by law. The exam takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes, and the certification is valid for up to 24 months.
All applicants filing for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident must submit Form I-693 completed by a civil surgeon. Our doctor is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to conduct such examinations. The exam itself usually takes two business days, and includes a blood, urine, and TB test, as well as a completed immunization form. Individuals coming to our office for this exam should bring a Driver's ID or Passport.
Electrocardiography (EKG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the skin. This activity is then graphed and interpreted by our experienced physician in order to determine the relative health of your heart.
An STI test checks whether you have a sexual transmitted infection. It is generally wise to have an STI test if:
- You have had unprotected sex;
- A condom has broken or fallen off during sex;
- Your partner has another sexual partner or previous sexual partners;
- You have shared injectable equipment;
- You are starting a new sexual relationship.
The process is relatively quick, and may involve taking a urine or blood sample that will be provided to a laboratory for testing. As with all of your medical information, the results of these tests will only be disclosed to you.
Sometimes, employers or sports teams may require that an individual undergo a physical before employment or participation in the sport. This will generally include an inquiry into your health history, the checking of vital signs, a visual exam, physical exams, and in some circumstances, laboratory tests.
A tuberculin skin test is done to see if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB). The test is done by putting a small amount of TB protein antigen (which is harmless) under the top layer of skin on your inner forearm, and then observing the area to see whether a reaction develops within the next 2 or 3 days.
A rapid strep test involves swabbing the throat and tonsils to collect bacteria that will be analyzed for Group A strep bacteria, which can cause severe sore throat and fever. Results of a rapid strep test are usually available in 10 to 15 minutes.
Whether you need to have a laceration repaired, abscess drained, stitches placed or removed, or any other category of minor surgery, our physician can care for you in a safe and effective manner that is made possible through his twenty (20) years of experience as a Board Certified emergency physician.
Tetanus is a bacterial infection that causes painful muscle spasms and can lead to death. You can get tetanus through a cut or other wound. The tetanus vaccine has made tetanus a preventable disease. Individuals normally receive the tetanus shot in the deltoid (shoulder) muscle or the buttocks. Those who did not receive a tetanus vaccine as a a child should receive a three-dose primary series, with the first dose being the Tdap, and the other two doses being the Td dual vaccine. These vaccines are given over a period of 7 to 12 months. After the primary series, a Td booster is recommended every 5 to 10 years.
The Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphteria, and pertussis. The vaccine is recommended for all adults ages 19 and older who have never received the vaccine.
Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects the liver. It can cause mild illness lasting a few weeks, or it can lead to a serious, lifelong illness. Chronically-infected individuals can spread hepatitis B to others, even if they do not feel or look sick themselves. The vaccine for hepatitis B is made from parts of the hepatitis B virus, but cannot cause hepatitis B infection. It is usually given as 3 or 4 shots over a 6-month period. Infants should get their first dose of hepatitis B vaccine at birth and will usually complete the series at 6 months of age. All children and adolescents younger than 19 years of age who have not yet gotten the vaccine should also be vaccinated. The vaccine is also recommended for unvaccinated adults.
The CDC recommends that people get the MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. Children should get two doses of the vaccine, with the first dose starting at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Teens and adults should also be up to date on their vaccination.
Chickenpox is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in infants and adults. The chickenpox vaccine can prevent chickenpox, in that most people who get the vaccine will not develop symptoms. Those that do usually have very mild symptoms. Children who have never had chickenpox should get a dose of the vaccine at 12-15 months of age, and 4-6 years of age. People 13 years of age and older who have never had chickenpox nor received the vaccine should get two doses at least 28 days apart. Adults who are not fully vaccinated and never had chickenpox should receive one or two doses of the vaccine.
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. The CDC recommends use of injectable influenza vaccines during 2016-2017.