Primary Care Physicians & Weight Management Physicians located in Schaumburg, IL
Maintain your health by visiting WellessenceMD in Schaumburg, Illinois for D.O.T. physical examinations. At WellessenceMD, patients throughout the northern and western Chicagoland areas can obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical health assessment and screenings to ensure that professional drivers are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a commercial vehicle.
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Travel Medicine specialist at WellessenceMD provides health advice and protection against disease for international travelers. Find out what you need to know as you prepare to travel abroad.
DOT Physical Exams and Travel Medicine Q & A
What happens during a DOT Physical?
Your certified medical examiner will check your vital signs and perform a thorough examination, evaluating several health-related categories, such as:
Back and Spine
Mouth and Throat
Eyes and Ears
Lungs and Chest
How to prepare for a DOT Physical
The DOT Physical should take approximately 45 minutes. Please bring all necessary documents to your appointment; these include:
A valid driver’s license
List of current medications
List of past surgeries and medical conditions
List of any allergies
If the driver has any pre-existing conditions requiring additional paperwork, please bring that information with you. Examples of documentation include a copy of recent blood work, stress test or echocardiogram for those with medical exemptions for vision, hearing, or seizure disorder.
The Pretravel Consultation
The pretravel consultation offers a dedicated time to prepare travelers for the health concerns that might arise during their trips. The objectives of the pre-travel consultation are to:
Perform an individual risk assessment.
Communicate to the traveler anticipated health risks.
Provide risk management measures, including immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, and other medications as indicated.
THE TRAVEL MEDICINE SPECIALIST
Travel medicine specialists at WellessenceMD have in-depth knowledge of immunizations, risks associated with specific destinations, and the implications of traveling with underlying conditions. Therefore, comprehensive consultation with a travel medicine expert is indicated for all travelers and is particularly important for those with a complicated health history, special risks (such as traveling at high altitudes or working in refugee camps), or exotic or complicated itineraries. Clinicians who wish to be travel medicine providers are encouraged to join the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) and consider specialty training and certification.
COMPONENTS OF A PRETRAVEL CONSULTATION
Travel health advice should be personalized, highlighting the likely exposures and also reminding the traveler of ubiquitous risks, such as injury, foodborne and waterborne infections, vector-borne disease, respiratory tract infections, and bloodborne and sexually transmitted infections. Balancing the cautions with an appreciation of the positive aspects of the journey leads to more meaningful pre-travel consultation. Attention to the cost of recommended interventions may be critical. Some travelers may not be able to afford all of the recommended immunizations and medications, a situation that requires prioritizing interventions.