What are the different types of physical exam available?

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You have heard the phrase ‘physical exam’ before, but did you know there are many different types of physical exam? This article will give you a quick overview of which exams there are, what they are for, and where you can find them in South Florida.

Physical exams for employers

Depending on what type of job you have, your employer may ask you to undergo a physical exam. Often, even before you start work, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment physical. This may test your physical ability to perform the required job responsibilities, plus can sometimes include drug testing to help ensure a healthy and safe work environment. There are also several other types of exam which your employer may require you to undergo. For example, if you drive a commercial vehicle, then you will be asked to get a DOT physical.


A full list – RiteCare provides the following physical exams in Hialeah:

  • DOT physicials
  • Pre-Employment/Post Offer
  • Annual
  • Fitness-for-Duty
  • Return-to-Work
  • Firefighter Physicals
  • Executive Physicals
  • Diver Certification
  • Any OSHA Required Exam
  • Customized

What do these exams include?

These exams may include a combination of the following:

  • Audio Testing
  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Respirator Clearance Exam
  • Questionnaire Review
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry)
  • Blood work
  • Complete blood count
  • Lead Blood Test
  • Hemogram
  • Chemical Panel
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations, titers, and boosters
  • Lift Tests
  • Treadmill
  • EKG
  • Vaccines
  • Tuberculin Skin Testing – PPD
  • Respirator Clearance and Fit Testing
  • Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Testing for Asbestos
  • Lead and other chemical exposures


Read more about what physical examinations in Hialeah may include.

Where can I get a physical exam?

If you are in South Florida, you can request a physical exam in Hialeah by Contacting RiteCare – or you can even Schedule Online.


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