What Should I Do To Prepare For A DOT Physical?

May 10, 2022

Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals are crucial for drivers who wish to continue their trucking or commercial driver career. The main purpose of this physical exam is to promote safety behind the wheel and on the road. See what you need to do when you have a DOT physical coming up. Prepare your medical information Before you enter for your exam, ensure that all your medical information is available and up to date. It is ...

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DOT PHYSICALS FOR BUS DRIVERS: FAQs AND ANSWERS

April 26, 2022

You must meet certain requirements to drive buses for students. Your DOT physicals must be updated regularly and your vehicle should be in good shape to ensure safe driving. To renew your DOT physicals, you must: Be able to Hear normal conversational sounds Not have any mental, heart, and brain issues. Not have any physical deformities Be able to drive at any time. As a school bus driver, you must apply for a 7D school ...

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COVID-19 Safety Update: Should I Fly or Travel This Year?

March 1, 2022

Many people have become complacent in practicing the CDC safety guidelines that are intended to keep the public safe by slowing the spread of the virus. Now it is more important than ever to practice COVID-19 safety guidelines to protect yourself and your family. Millions of people across the globe travel every year during peak holiday and vacation season, as well as for work. Many people are questioning their travel plans and wondering if flying ...

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When Should I Visit Urgent Care for My Cough?

March 1, 2022

Coughs are a part of everyday life and can occur for many reasons. Therefore, it isn’t a cause for concern when a random cough occurs. Young children frequently cough when eating, trying new foods, and learning to eat. Irritants in the air or weather changes can also cause random coughs for adults and children. A bad cough can be scary and may signify a worsening condition or someone choking. These incidences are why sometimes ...

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Do I have strep throat or another illness?

October 15, 2021

The fall 2021 season is especially complex due to the rise of COVID-19, colds, flus, and other seasonal illnesses. When patients start to feel sick it could be one or more seasonal illnesses impacting the patient’s overall health. At AFC Urgent Care Southcenter, we have noticed that strep throat cases are rising throughout our local communities. Patients in Tukwila, Renton, SeaTac, Kent, WA and other nearby towns are having a greater volume of strep ...

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How should I treat my strep throat?

October 15, 2021

At AFC Urgent Care Southcenter, we want to give patients the best possible care experience to help address and treat early seasonal illnesses, such as strep throat, right away. We’ve noticed an influx of strep throat patients in recent weeks and want to provide some helpful guidelines on how to address strep throat treatment at home and at our urgent care center. Patients that already know if they have strep throat should book an ...

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How Can I Prepare for My Upcoming DOT Physical?

March 12, 2021

" Commercial truck drivers are required by law to maintain specific health standards. Whether this is your first DOT physical exam, or you have been driving a commercial truck for years, there are several steps you can take to prepare yourself for a successful DOT physical. Requirements to Pass the DOT Physical Exam The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has developed a set of health standards that must be met in order to begin or continue ...

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Do Urgent Care Centers Provide DOT Physicals?

February 25, 2021

" Commercial truck drivers are required to meet health criteria standards that are set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or the FMCSA. The goal of these standards is to improve the safety of commercial motor vehicles on the roadways. In order to meet these standards drivers must keep themselves healthy enough to be deemed safe drivers. Traditionally, drivers tend to make appointments with their primary physician to have these physical exams completed. With ...

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Urgent Care Benefits for Local Patients

December 2, 2020

" Patients more than ever need accessible medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 has proven to be a difficult year for many families, but trust in getting safe healthcare services is a particularly challenging concern for patients of all walks of life. Many families are not sure whether or not to forgo healthcare altogether due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need to quarantine at home. However, neglected necessary medical care and urgent care services may ...

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Local STD Testing Services for SeaTac and Renton Residents

December 2, 2020

" As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, patients need increasing access to physical medical facilities that can safely treat patients. In the greater Seattle, WA and Renton, WA area patients also need important preventive care services such as STD testing. Local news outlets recently covered the referendum on youth STD education and explained that high rates of STDs in youth populations exist due to lack of education, while publicly reported rates of STDs in general have grown ...

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