With busy schedules, it can be challenging to get an appointment with a primary care provider for a physical. Uptown Emergency Room in Dallas, Texas, provides sports physicals, Department of Transportation (DOT) exams, and pre-employment exams 24 hours a day and without the need for an appointment. Learn more by stopping in or calling the office.
Sports physicals or pre-participation physical examinations are required by most states before a student athlete can participate in sports programs. A sports physical consists of a medical history review and a physical exam to determine if the student is in good health before the sports season begins.
At the end of the sports physical, the examining doctor from Uptown Emergency Room will fill out the form required by the student’s school or sports organization for participation eligibility or refer the student for additional testing as needed.
A pre-participation physical takes about 45 minutes and involves a medical history review, including any prior injuries or incidents to identify underlying diseases or issues that may cause challenges for athletes.
The second part of a sports physical involves a physical exam to ensure the different parts of the body are working as they should. The doctors at Uptown Emergency Room may recommend an appointment with a primary care doctor or specialist if any health concerns are noted during the exam.
A DOT exam is required for employees working in safety-sensitive roles for the Department of Transportation. If your employment can impact your safety or the public’s, you will be required to have a physical to ensure that you are in good health to complete the duties of your position.
DOT exams are comprehensive and include vision and hearing testing, blood pressure measurements, a urinalysis, and a complete physical exam involving:
Pre-employment exams are required by some employers as part of the job application process. Pre-employment exams may include a physical exam, drug and alcohol tests, and mental health assessments.
Find out more about sports physicals, pre-employment exams, and DOT exams by calling Uptown Emergency Room or by stopping in.