The Franklin Clinic is here to serve the growing Kerrville community, as well as the surrounding communities of Medina, Bandera, Hunt and Comfort. We encourage new patients to download, print and complete the forms at right to make your first visit to our clinic as uncomplicated as possible, while giving us the medical history we need to personalize your health care. You may also find our Franklin Clinic FAQs to be helpful.
The Franklin Clinic accepts most insurance plans. Please have your insurance information available when you make your first appointment.
For questions regarding health insurance, or if you have no insurance or have an HMO or other managed-care plan, please give our office staff a call at 830-792-5800. We believe excellent health care should be affordable for everyone. (Urgent Care Walk-ins welcome Monday - Saturday)
A patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection.
If you would like to set up your patient portal contact our office or ask about it at your next appointment.
A DOT physical is a specific physical examination performed by a DOT Certified Medical Examiner. The standards are set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as minimums requirements for safety-dependent occupations in the over-the-road transportation industry.
While a DOT physical does not include a fitness test or a drug test (both of these are at the employer’s discretion within legal limits), a physical exam is performed. In addition, the standardized or physical exam to look for underlying or newly developed health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure, your DOT physical also includes the following tests:
· Vision (20/40 Left Eye, 20/40 Right Eye, 20/40 Both eyes with or without corrective lenses)
Drivers with any sort of medical problem, current or suspected, are strongly advised to bring all information with them at the time of the initial visit to the DOT Medical Examiner. This will avoid unnecessary delays and additional expense for the driver.
· Patient Section Completed on the Medical Examiner forms (see link below)
· A List of any Medications Taken
· Corrective lenses
· A Letter from Your PCP Regarding Control of any
· Diabetes, with most recent HgbA1C
· High Blood Pressure
· CPAP Compliance Report for obstruction sleep apnea
· Other Chronic Condition
· Valid State Issued Identification such as a Driver’s License
All actions that occur with a DOT physical exam encounter must be recorded and reported to DOT/FMCSA. Physical exams may be marked as incomplete while awaiting further information from a driver’s primary care provider or specialist or be rescheduled for a later date.
FAQs Medical Requirements https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/Medical-Requirements
Medical Examination Forms (Complete patient section of the dot forms and bring to your appointment)