Physicals

All physicals are conducted by qualified medical professionals. We can accommodate walk-in patients,
but appointments are recommended for some of the specialized and in-depth physicals described
below. Please call our nearest location to discuss your specific needs.

Asbestos Clearance
Employees who are exposed to asbestos may need to have a medical surveillance exam in accordance
with OSHA 1910.1001. These include those involved with the mining of asbestos, minerals contaminated
with asbestos, maintenance or repair work in asbestos-containing buildings, or direct contact with
asbestos-containing waste or dust emissions.

Five Star Occ Med asbestos clearing program includes a full history and examination, review of all
questionnaires and, when indicated, x-rays, pulmonary function testing, and blood testing. The program
helps ensure that employees are able to perform their job duties safely and provides early detection of
any asbestos-related illness. All asbestos exam protocols are conducted per OSHA standards, but we can
add additional testing upon request. Results are reviewed by our on-site Medical Review Officer to
provide quick, convenient care.

DOT/19A Certification
Our Certified Medical Examiners, included on the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical
Examiners, perform DOT and 19A physicals at all Five Star locations.

Department of Transportation (DOT) Examinations
A DOT examination is a federally regulated medical examination to determine if a person meets the
federal standard to drive a commercial motor vehicle. This medical examination includes: vision tests
such as distance, color and horizontal field of vision, hearing, dipstick urinalysis, history and physical
examination. A DOT physical helps ensure that drivers have no pre-existing medical conditions that will
prevent him or her from driving safely. Our NRCME-certified staff members help to ensure all
regulations are met, and that drivers are medically qualified to safely and responsibly drive.

Some medical conditions that disqualify or delay receiving a medical certificate:
– Hypertension
– Diabetes
– Sleep Apnea
– Cardiac conditions
– Certain medications
– Neurological conditions

If you are concerned that a current or prospective driver may have a medical condition that could
prevent or delay certification, please contact Five Star today. Our staff can provide further guidance on
what information is needed to expedite the process. For additional information, please visit:
http://www.dot.gov.

19A examinations
A 19A exam is to a state regulated DOT physical designed specifically for bus drivers. Like the DOT
physicals, this exam covers multiple vision tests including distance, color and horizontal field of vision,
hearing, dipstick urinalysis, history and physical examination.

Employment Physicals
Employment physicals help determine if prospective or current employees can perform their work-
related duties safely and effectively. These exams include pre-employment physicals, annual and
periodic, executive and exit exams.

During these head-to- toe physical exams, our experienced providers will review any current symptoms,
past medical history and medications. Depending on the requirements of the position and the employer,
our trained medical staff will create an exam that caters to the unique duties of the job. Comprehensive
exams may include: whisper tests, visual acuity, blood pressure check and a dipstick urinalysis, but may
also include a wider array of diagnostic screenings such as EKG, audiogram, X-ray, pulmonary function
test, blood work and a physical fit test.

Firefighter Exams
Five Star performs all firefighter exams according to OSHA standards. We also work with municipalities
and other organizations to meet NFPA 1582 standards, if required. Following each exam, you will receive a qualified statement to indicate if the firefighter is medically qualified to perform his or her duties, from the level of fire police to HazMat.

Fitness for Duty Physicals
A Fitness for Duty examination helps create and maintain a safe, efficient workplace. The exam is
performed when an employer has specific concerns about an employee’s physical or mental ability to
perform the essential duties of a job with or without accommodations. This type of examination is
conducted when there is an increase in accidents or injuries, when employee productivity or job
performance decreases, or when health problems are observed on the job. With the collaboration of the
employee’s physician, a physical examination will be conducted while reviewing their medical history
and job description to create a tailored exam that fits the requirements of the job.

General Physicals
Five Star offers general physicals to help employers determine if prospective or current employees can
perform their duties safely. Our providers review any current symptoms, past medical history and
current medications. A head-to- toe physical is performed to determine if the employee is able to
complete his or her job duties safely and effectively.

These comprehensive exams may also include: height, weight, whisper tests, visual acuity, blood
pressure check and a dipstick urinalysis. Depending on the requirements of the position, a wide array of
diagnostic screening such as EKG, audiogram, x-ray, pulmonary function test, blood work and a physical
fitness test may also be performed to provide a complete assessment of health and wellness.

Return to Work
A Return to Work evaluation is performed to ensure that an employee is able to safely return to work
and to perform his or her job duties following an injury or illness. We will collaborate with employers to
develop plans for modified duty or additional support, as needed.

The Return to Work exam evaluates the employee within the context of the specific job duties to give
the added assurance that this individual is able to perform the necessary tasks of the position. An
employee should be released to return to work by his or her attending physician before conducting a
return to work exam. It is ideal for the employee to bring a release with him or her to the Return to
Work evaluation along with any medical reports from the attending physician.

Sports Physicals
With busy schedules, it can be a challenge for the parents of student-athletes to find the time to
complete required sports physicals prior to athletic seasons. Five Star provides sports physicals at all of
our locations on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary. Please bring all of
your school’s required forms with you.

This comprehensive physical exam includes reviewing the patient’s medical history in order to evaluate
any possible medical concerns. To fully understand a patient’s medical history, questions will be asked
about medical conditions, previous injuries, medications, allergies and family illnesses that may impact
the patient’s ability to safely participate in sports and athletic activity.

Sports and school physicals are typically not covered by insurance. Exams start at just $30. Please call for more information.

School Physicals
In New York State, students are required to have a physical examination before they enter kindergarten
and grades 2, 4, 7, and 10, as well as before entering college. Additionally, students who need working
papers are also required to have a physical exam. At Five Star Occ Med, we can perform those exams
and complete the proper paperwork needed to ensure your student can attend school and work.
Sports and school physicals are typically not covered by insurance. Exams start at just $30. Please call for more information.