New DOT Medical Certification Forms

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Please be aware that as of 10/04/2018 medical examiners must begin using the final approved Medical Certification Forms MCSA-5875 & MCSA-5876 with the 09/30/2019 expiration date as of 10/04/2018. Below is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website: Updated Driver Examination Forms Posted The date found on the top right corner of the Medical Examination […]

Can CBD Oil Affect Employee Drug Test Results?

CBD Oil

Can CBD Oil Affect Employee Drug Test Results? In many workplaces, drug tests are used to prevent employees from using substances with effects that are considered problematic or dangerous in the workplace. One substance frequently tested for is tetra-hydrocanabinol (THC), the mind-altering compound that can cause feelings of relaxation, heightened senses, changed time perception, hallucinations, […]

Teaching Healthy Living Through Children’s Theater

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At Physicians Immediate Care, we believe that when the habits for a healthy lifestyle are developed at a young age, healthier and happier lives are the result. And of course, for those who are young in years or young at heart, fun is an essential element for learning! We care about the health of our […]

Partnering with Employers to Offer Pre-Employment Physical Exams

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Partnering with Employers to Offer Pre-Employment Physical Exams Pre-employment physical exams are becoming increasingly common, particularly in businesses within manufacturing, distribution, and trucking, that need to ensure their applicants can perform the physical demands of the job. Specifically, what this means is an employer can make an applicant’s job offer conditional upon that individual passing […]

Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on the Rise

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Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on the Rise This summer has seen a significant increase in hand-foot-and-mouth disease cases in several U.S. states. True to its name, the mild but highly contagious illness is characterized by a rash and sores in the mouth and on the hands and feet, and is often accompanied by a fever. The illness […]

Рrісklу Неаt Rаsh

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Рrісklу hеаt, аlsо knоwn аs mіlіаrіа оr hеаt rаsh, іs а skіn соndіtіоn thаt оссurs іn hоt аnd humіd wеаthеr соndіtіоns whеn smаll раrtісlеs оf swеаt blосk thе swеаt glаnds саusіng а rаsh tо арреаr оn а fеw bоdіlу аrеаs. Іt саn аffесt реорlе оf аnу аgе, but іnfаnts аnd сhіldrеn аrе еsресіаllу susсерtіblе tо […]

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy Leaves

Poison ivy is a plant that’s found on four different continents on our planet, and it’s the only cause of poison ivy rash. The poison ivy plant has a sap that contains an oil known as urushiol which is the primary irritant causing the allergic rash and reactions. Touching or brushing against the plant or […]

Treating Back Pain

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Treating Back Pain Back pain is a common ailment that can arise from a number of different causes, including accidents, muscle strains, spine structure problems, sports injuries, and poor posture. Most causes of back pain are not major concerns, but certain symptoms may indicate a serious problem. See one of our expert physicians at Physicians […]

Do you have an upper respiratory tract infection?

Upper Respiratory Infection

Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) are typically caused by a viral infection (in approximately .5 – 2% of cases it is caused by a bacterial infection) and affect the nose, throat, and airways. URIs are among the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor and, on average, infect around 300 million Americans per […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and a leading cause of death from cancer. This cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting […]

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