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MDs Live Now , Midtown Transitional Care Unit

MDs Live Now

4.18(65 reviews)
4100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 482014100 Woodward Ave
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The doctor is very friendly and put me at ease. The staff is amazing. The service was quick. Thanks!
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MDs Live Now , Midtown Transitional Care Unit

MDs Live Now

4.18(65 reviews)
4100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 482014100 Woodward Ave
OpenThu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The doctor is very friendly and put me at ease. The staff is amazing. The service was quick. Thanks!

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Elite Health Urgent Care

Elite Health Urgent Care

5901 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 482095901 Vernor Hwy
OpenThu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sheba Medical Center, Zaid Aljahmi MD

Sheba Medical Center

4.77(103 reviews)
10140 Vernor Hwy, Dearborn, MI 4812010140 Vernor Hwy
OpenThu 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
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Get Well Urgent Care

Get Well Urgent Care

3.87(15 reviews)
1770 Fort St, Lincoln Park, MI 481461770 Fort St
OpenThu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone was kind and efficient. They made me feel welcome and they were friendly.

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Neu Urgent Care

Neu Urgent Care

4.31(623 reviews)
624 E 9 Mile Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030624 E 9 Mile Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This is my favorite place to go for Covid testing, staff is friendly and professional, facility is clean and updated. Managing appointments online and through the app are a plus also.

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Michigan Urgent Care, Grosse Pointe

Michigan Urgent Care

4.67(2.1k reviews)
20311 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 4823620311 Mack Ave
OpenThu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The intake staff is always the downside to this center. One after another. All the other staff is perfectly professional.

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Michigan Urgent Care, Ferndale

Michigan Urgent Care

4.52(1.7k reviews)
641 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220641 W Nine Mile Rd
OpenThu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Super nice. Disappointed same day PCR wasn't available as that was my reason for going (and site I found them on said it was). Other than that, and I was slightly concerned to observe masks not being worn 100% properly (below the nose witnessed), I was pleased.

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Get Well Urgent Care of Harper Woods

Get Well Urgent Care of Harper Woods

4.78(635 reviews)
19959 Vernier Rd, Harper Woods, MI 4822519959 Vernier Rd
OpenThu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Staff was friendly and helpful

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Macomb Health Center, Eastpointe

Macomb Health Center

5.0(15 reviews)
22480 Kelly Rd, Eastpointe, MI 4802122480 Kelly Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

First time coming here, very pleased with everything!

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Primary Care Center

Primary Care Center

4.78(9 reviews)
3902 Monroe St, Dearborn Heights, MI 481253902 Monroe St
OpenThu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1st Choice Urgent Care, Dearborn

1st Choice Urgent Care

4.67(858 reviews)
23455 Michigan Ave, Dearborn Heights, MI 4812423455 Michigan Ave
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Recent patient review

friendly staff, short wait time

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Priority One Urgent Care

Priority One Urgent Care

4.71(14 reviews)
15450 Northline Rd, Southgate, MI 4819515450 Northline Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Nice Urgent care. They gave me my results quick. Staff and Doctor friendly

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Downriver Urgent Care, Southgate

Downriver Urgent Care

4.77(52 reviews)
15830 Fort St, Southgate, MI 4819515830 Fort St
OpenThu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This was my first time going and my daughter the staff is very friendly the wait time wasn't long and the nurses and Doctor are very caring. From now on I think this is the only urgent care I will go to.

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Get Well Urgent Care of Taylor

Get Well Urgent Care of Taylor

5.0(11 reviews)
20202 Eureka Rd, Taylor, MI 4818020202 Eureka Rd
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First Choice Urgent Care, Taylor

First Choice Urgent Care

4.59(237 reviews)
10155 Telegraph Rd, Taylor, MI 4818010155 Telegraph Rd
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Recent patient review

Crystal was the absolute best medical provider I have ever seen! I was so nervous thinking I had covid, but she was very patient & understood my concerns. Would highly recommend this urgent care!

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AS Medical Group Urgent Care, Madison Heights

AS Medical Group Urgent Care

5.0(3 reviews)
32600 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 4807132600 John R Rd
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First Choice Urgent Care, Livonia

First Choice Urgent Care

4.3(657 reviews)
11502 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia, MI 4815011502 Middlebelt Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I went there feeling miserable. The staff made me feel that I was the most important patient there.

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First Choice Urgent Care, Southfield

First Choice Urgent Care

4.69(551 reviews)
29628 Southfield Rd, Southfield, MI 4807629628 Southfield Rd
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Recent patient review

I had an appointment at 2:30 and wasn’t seen until 3:10. The nurses were kind but one of them tested me (for COVID) and walked out of the room with my nasal swap exposed and uncovered to take to their lab.

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Get Well Urgent Care of Woodhaven

Get Well Urgent Care of Woodhaven

5.0(1 reviews)
21090 Allen Rd, Woodhaven, MI 4818321090 Allen Rd
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Recent patient review

Amazing experience!

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First Choice Urgent Care, Garden City

First Choice Urgent Care

4.69(388 reviews)
31450 Ford Rd, Garden City, MI 4813531450 Ford Rd
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Recent patient review

I loved that this place stopped walk-ins (they had to make an appt online) when the appointments filled up too much right before the holidays. Another place I went to a month earlier I had to wait almost two hours past my appt time because they kept scheduling appts and walk-ins too. Which I understand as it’s busy but it was nice to have an appt today and get seen right on time! The person doing the Covid test was amazing as well!

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DOT Exam FAQs

  • Where can I get a DOT exam in Detroit?

    In general, DOT exams will be available at Detroit-area urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care doctor offices, and some chiropractic offices. Just be cautious of who you schedule yours with as online DOT certified providers are able to perform a DOT exam. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure you get a physical and get on the road as quickly and easily as possible

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a DOT exam in Detroit?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for physical exams can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Detroit-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment for a DOT physical as soon as today.

  • How can I book a DOT physical in Detroit?

    If you are looking for a DOT physical in Detroit, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Detroit-area providers, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include “DOT physical exam” as your reason for visit.

  • How do I find top-rated, certified DOT exam providers?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Detroit-area physicians centers to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for a DOT physical provider, see what previous patients think, and book a physical with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get a DOT exam?

    Drivers operating commercial vehicles across state lines must get a DOT physical if their vehicle weighs more than five tons, is designed to carry 9-15 passengers for compensation, is designed to carry 16+ passengers, or if they are transporting hazardous materials. Drivers must receive a DOT physical every 24 months or as determined by a doctor. The rules for drivers who stay within one state will vary. Check to see if Michigan requires a DOT physical for intrastate driving before booking an appointment.

  • What is a DOT physical?

    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a DOT physical is a medical examination that helps make sure you are medically safe to operate a certified motor vehicle. Because certified motor vehicles generally are larger and more difficult to operate than passenger cars, their professional drivers are held to higher standards to keep everyone on the road as safe as possible.

  • How long is a DOT physical good for?

    According to the FMCSA, DOT physicals are typically valid for 24 months. However, if a condition has been identified on your last exam that requires an earlier re-examination time, you may need to be reassessed sooner. For example, according to the AAFP, people who take blood pressure medication must be recertified annually to maintain their standing with the DOT.

  • What can disqualify you from a DOT physical?

    According to the FMCSA, the following conditions can disqualify you from a DOT physical: hearing loss, vision loss, epilepsy (seizure disorder), or insulin use. Some prescription medications may also be disqualifying, especially if they are sedating or habit-forming, according to the FMCSA.

  • What happens if you fail DOT physical?

    If you fail a DOT physical because of a certain medical condition, you can apply for a medical waiver or an exemption, according to the FMCSA. This may be granted if you can prove that you can still operate a motor vehicle safely, despite the condition. You are also allowed to get a second opinion, according to the eCFR (Code of Federal Regulations).

  • Does a DOT physical check for drugs?

    No, the typical DOT physical does not test for drugs. However, professional drivers are subject to random drug and alcohol testing, according to the FMCSA. Also, if your DOT physical is part of a pre-employment process, then your urine will likely be checked for drugs, according to the Code of Federal Regulations.

Recent DOT Exam Reviews (20)

Fastest turnaround time for getting a DOT physical in quite a while. Staff was friendly but a mix up with my company required me to pay them and get reimbursed later, and didn’t need to fill out all the paperwork given at sign-in. They don’t need my SSN.

- Verified patient on 3/7

Best place in town for physicals. Brought my daughter for a sports physical which cost the same as w/our copay but without the week’s wat for the pediatrician- and my partner got his DOT physical here last week and it was less than what his insurance charges. Staff are friendly and efficient. I’ll be taking my kids here for physicals every year.

- Verified patient on 8/11

I was very happy with the way I was treated from the time I arrived until I left. I received professional care and courtesy. I would recommend Franklin Park urgent Care to anyone in need of medical attention or a DOT physical. Thank you! Walter H.

- Verified patient on 12/5

Wait little long only because COVID exposed myself to COVID for a dot physical not their fault government should stop physical and drug test during pandemic truckers get exposed and spread all over USA staff awesome and slammed they did say COVID patients on other side building but front door walk ins that don’t call first with COVID seems be some exposure there

- Verified patient on 9/2

I can not express enough how my treatment was today. I showed up to get my DOT physical exam. I was greeted with a pleasant smile and a detailed description of the paperwork I had to fill out. I had a request to use the restroom early for the urinalysis test because of water intake and driving time.. I was immediately granted permission. This was an awesome experience with smiles and a few laughs the staff is wonderful. And Advanced practice nurse RAGONE was absolutely a pleasant treat to go through this . She makes you feel completely comfortable and is very thorough with the medical questions. I felt so at ease and will definitely be coming back because of her in the future to renew my DOT card. Thank you all for your great service and all you've done through this madness. With all my respect RM. 1-16-21

- Verified patient on 1/16

It is not my regular doctor's office. But they recommended these folks from my DOT physical. The staff was fantastic, and very professional. I usually do not like doctors offices, but I was very comfortable here. And the doctor that saw me had a fantastic sense of humor, that made the visit even more pleasurable. I definitely recommend this place for anybody who needs to see a doctor, and I would definitely visit here again.

- Verified patient on 3/20

As a bus driver I get a DOT physical every year and have been to many different locations to do so. This was my first time going to the McKinney PrimaCare and I can definitely say that this staff at this location is far and above the very best I’ve ever been to. Every person I interacted with was welcoming, warm, and friendly. This is especially important for me because I am terrified to go to the doctor and not much terrifies me ;-) I will use this location again. Can’t say enough about this competent and caring staff!!!!!!

- Verified patient on 10/3

Everyone was super friendly and I felt like I knew everyone for years. They were really sweet and easy going. Just had a DOT physical. They were on it and I told them about how professional they were and have referred several people since today. 👍

- Verified patient on 9/13

Received a DOT physical! Staff and experience were great.....only concern was it’s the Covid pandemic! I should have not been made to wait 1 1/2 hours for a physical! I would assume if there was a pandemic your goal would be to get the healthy out in a timely fashion and not wait and exposure to the virus!

- Verified patient on 1/1

Had a DOT physical. Price was cheaper than anywhere else I called and I was able to walk in without an appointment. I didn’t have to wait long at all to be seen. Everyone was super nice. I will come here for medical services from now on.

- Verified patient on 7/6

Blood pressure was to high to pass DOT physical. I am going to see PCP to get b/p under control. I retired 8-8-20 I did not really need a DOT physical anyway. Can I get refund on payment. Thanks Jerry Deering ***

- Verified patient on 3/23

My expierence today was excellent. It was my first dot physical and I was having trouble getting my bp down to pass. There was a red headed nurse that took the time to make me comfortable enough and relaxed enough to achieve an acceptable number . Forgive me for not knowing her name, but she brought me a bottle of water and allowed me to occupy a room long enough for her to get a manual measurement that was acceptable. She made the difference today! Thank you

- Verified patient on 3/4

I had to get my DOT Physical. When I walked in I was immediately greeted by the friendly lady up front that helped me complete my paperwork. My wait was minimal. Everyone in the back was also very friendly and professional. I told my supervisor at work and he is going to start sending everyone there. What a Great experience and I will definitely recommend. Thank You, Tim @ Blossman Gas!

- Verified patient on 2/25

I was there for a Dot physical and everything went great and Shelby 's bedside manner was over the top her attitude and personality was very professional and made the usually dreaded visit stress free thanks to all you guys were great .

- Verified patient on 2/4

I came in on 1/15/20 for a DOT Physical, the staff was extremely helpful and courteous. This is my third time at this particular clinic, and each time I am impressed with the care I receive. My wife also comes here for all her medical care.

- Verified patient on 1/16

I was in and out in about 30 min., I went for my DOT physical everyone was very nice, was very clean place.

- Verified patient on 6/15

When I entered the front doors the staff instructed me on how to check in from a safe distance and everything else was very easy to understand and self-explanatory. I then sat in the waiting room and before I knew it, they called me to the back and everything went very quickly, quicker than I thought it would. I was very pleased. The whole process worked very quickly and very professionally. It was a much more pleasant experience than the last clinic that our company used for DOT physicals.

- Verified patient on 12/2

The front desk lady was very welcoming and informative about the wait time and tried her best to see me in this busy time. The nurse and doctor were amazing i didn't feel rushed whatsoever and took the time with me for my dot physical. i will always come to Hixson office for all my urgent services. You guys are the best! Thank you for all you do!

- Verified patient on 7/25

I have been to Clinic a few times for my DOT physical everything has been great

- Verified patient on 9/9

Great experience getting my DOT physical. I just wish the other Immediate care centers would have sent me to the occupational one first off instead of guessing which clinic had a DOT doctor. A bit of wasted time making appointments at the wrong clinic.

- Verified patient on 2/14

DOT Exams in Detroit

If you work in the transportation industry, you're probably familiar with the concept of a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. Professional drivers must undergo this type of medical check in order to maintain their license. Finding a DOT physical provider, on the other hand, might be difficult, especially if you're in a hurry. We've simplified the DOT exam search at Solv.

How Solv makes getting your DOT exam simple and convenient

It can be stressful when your DOT certification is about to expire. You can, however, arrange an appointment with a top-rated local DOT examination provider using Solv's simple DOT exam locator tool. This simple and convenient search tool can assist you in locating the specific evaluation you require to maintain your professional standing.

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A DOT physical exam is a thorough examination of your current health to ensure that you are fit to drive a commercial vehicle safely (CMV). Professional DOT physicals can help you and other drivers stay safe while on the road. To operate a commercial motor vehicle safely, everyone with a commercial driver's license (CDL) must meet certain health standards, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). A specially certified medical examiner must undertake this DOT physical, often known as a CDL physical or CDL exam.

Specific areas of your health will be assessed during a DOT physical to ensure that you can safely and successfully operate a motor vehicle. The DOT health evaluation comprises the following, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP):

  • A physical examination will be performed, which will include a test of your gripping ability, cognitive state, and mobility. A DOT examiner will confirm that you have a prosthetic device that meets federal regulations if you have an amputation.
  • A review of your medical history, including whether you have insulin-dependent diabetes, heart problems, breathing problems, high blood pressure, epilepsy, rheumatic conditions, arthritis, orthopedic conditions that can impair your ability to drive, or psychiatric conditions.
  • With or without corrective lenses, a vision test to ensure that you are inside a specific, predetermined range for visual acuity, color perception, and peripheral vision.
  • A hearing test, with or without a hearing equipment, to ensure that you can hear particular decibel levels within a certain range.
  • A urine test to see how well your kidneys are working. Your urine may also be tested for drugs, depending on your exam and medical history.
  • A medical examination to determine whether or not you are abusing alcohol.

Unless a condition is found on the exam that requires recertification sooner, your DOT certification is normally valid for 24 months after you earn it. If you fail the exam due to a medical condition, you may be allowed to ask for an exemption, according to the FMCSA. A second opinion may also be available to you.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

Sources

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  1. DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification (December 16, 2019)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-requirements/dot-medical-exam-and-commercial-motor-vehicle-certification
  2. The Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Medical Examination: Practical Issues (April 15, 2010)
    https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0415/p975.html
  3. What Medical Conditions Disqualify a Commercial Bus or Truck Driver (April 2, 2014)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/what-medical-conditions-disqualify-commercial-bus-or-truck-driver
  4. Who Can Give a Waiver or Exemption? (April 1, 2014)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/who-can-give-waiver-or-exemption
  5. Code of Federal Regulations (October, 29, 2021)
    https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-49/subtitle-B/chapter-III/subchapter-B/part-391/subpart-E
  6. Medical Examination Report Form (November, 2021)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2021-11/MER%20Form%20MCSA-5875.pdf
  7. What Medications Disqualify a CMV Driver? (September 18, 2017)
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/what-medications-disqualify-cmv-driver

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