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Memorial Physician Services-Lincoln provides CDL exams

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[June 09, 2014]  LINCOLN – Memorial Physician Services-Lincoln has medical professionals certified to provide exams for people seeking a commercial driver’s license through the State of Illinois.

New federal guidelines that went into effect on May 21 require anyone who operates a commercial motor vehicle to receive a physical from a medical professional who’s certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The exams take about one hour. People do not need to be current patients of Memorial Physician Services-Lincoln to receive the CDL exam.

“Our staff who have been certified to perform these exams have received comprehensive training to evaluate cardiovascular disease, respiratory and muscular functions, vision and hearing,” said Travis Dowell, vice president of Memorial Health System.

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Patients should bring a complete list of medications with dosages, prescription glasses or contacts and their medical history, especially for cardiac and sleep apnea, to their exams.

Four other Memorial Physician Services locations are also offering the CDL exams. Their offices are in Jacksonville, Petersburg and Springfield.


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