Walmart physical exams

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by 24driver, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. 24driver

    24driver Bobtail Member

    Jul 24, 2017
    Can anyone tell me if Walmart drivers can complete their annual medical exam with your own doctor and not the company doctor??
  2. RoadRooster

    RoadRooster Road Train Member

    May 10, 2015
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Something fishy here...
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  3. Puppuller 57

    Puppuller 57 Light Load Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    You go to Walmart's doctor. A friend of mine who drives out of another D.C. says they use a chiropractor for company physicals because it's cheaper. More bonus money for management.
  4. drozzer69

    drozzer69 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    Spring, TX
    You cannot. When you pass your road test they will send you to a doctor's office they use for a physical and drug screen.
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    No. It's a doctor that is part of the testing company.

    Your personal doctor will not be able to test you because that test will not be approved. Nor will the drug test. There is too much chance for leakage if someone tested at the personal doc, such as myself. He might give me a two year if the exam went well. And that will be a form of fraud knowing what is all over my charts more than 20 years running.

    I recall testing with Covenant in Tennessee, that one was a fisaco because the doctor required a simple hearing test in a large room with 50 applicants being tested and doing paperwork of different kinds plus interviews. There is no way you could expect that level of noise to be lower than the assigned test standard by DOT. So I failed it on the spot. If I went to my hearing doctors I can generate a chart showing where I am with the hearing, but it would not be accepted. FMCSA did, but not the company.

    If you have nothing going on with your life as some did what with the drug habits and so on, you have no fear from a Company doctor or any doctor or drug tests. Those will be negative as well. No worries.

    Most people don't even ask, because most companies simply discard a outside physical test and send you back to their doctor for their physical test. You might be physical tested 5 times in a month if you went to that many orientations. There is no point of taking any test because it will be rejected by the next company to pull you into orientation. What good are they then you have ask yourself.
  6. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Company doctor. What are you trying to avoid?
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  7. Tecsun

    Tecsun Bobtail Member

    Aug 25, 2013
    I was told to bring in my Medical Card and they will use it if it isn't expired.
  8. drozzer69

    drozzer69 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    Spring, TX
    Incorrect. You need to have it for your road test. If you pass it, they are going to send you for a new physical and drug screen and you will be issued a new med card upon pass it.
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  9. foggy

    foggy Light Load Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Yes you have to use a company doctor...pray his name is not Dr. Bighands:)
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