Employment Physicals Specialist

RevaMed Primary Care Associates

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Boynton Beach, FL & Greenacres, FL

Whether you’re an employer considering requiring employment physicals for certain positions or a prospective employee who needs a pre-employment physical, RevaMed Primary Care Associates is available to help. With their specialty in employment physicals, they make the process easy and efficient. To learn more or to schedule your physical, call the office in Greenacres or Boynton Beach, Florida, or book your visit online.

Employment Physicals Q & A

What are employment physicals?

Most people became familiar with mandated physicals when they attended school. To ensure children are physically well enough to get schooling, many schools require that prospective students visit their doctor for a physical — or thorough physical exam — before the start of the school year. 

While mandated physicals are most common for school-aged children, some employers require these exams. Employment physicals are a way for the employer to ensure that the potential or current employee is physically and mentally capable of performing the duties their role requires. It’s also an opportunity for employers to screen employees for drug and alcohol use. 

What are the different types of employment physicals?

Employment physicals vary based on the information the employer wants to get from the physical. Some of the most common screenings an employment physical at RevaMed Primary Care Associates includes are for:

  • Physical ability, including heart health, endurance, or stamina
  • Drug use
  • Alcohol use
  • Psychological wellness

If you’re an employer who is interested in having any of these screenings performed for prospective employees, RevaMed Primary Care Associates has the expertise you need to get accurate results from each physical. Talk with them, and they can tailor these physicals to your company. 

What should I expect during an employment physical?

When a prospective employer asks you to get an employment physical, RevaMed Primary Care Associates can help you know what to expect based on the type of physical your employer requires. 

For example, if you’re going to be driving commercially, your employer will likely require a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. This physical ensures you’re healthy enough and can see clearly enough to safely drive your work vehicle. 

To verify that you’re fit for this type of work, your DOT physical checks your vision, heart health, hearing, and more. 

If your employer simply wants to screen you for drug or alcohol use, your physical comes down to completing the necessary testing. This testing may require:

  • A urine sample
  • A hair sample
  • A saliva sample
  • A sweat sample

Again, RevaMed Primary Care Associates lets you know what to expect during your physical so you can feel comfortable during the entire process. 

To learn more about employment physicals at RevaMed Primary Care Associates, call or schedule a visit online.