A number of SmartClinics GPs have undergone training that allows them to conduct drivers license medicals, pre-employment medicals, dive medicals and aviation medicals as explained further below.
Driver’s licence medicals
Driving a motor vehicle is a complex task requiring perception, good judgement, responsiveness and reasonable physical capability. Your health and fitness level therefore directly impacts your safety, as well as others, when driving on the road.
It is important that all drivers meet a certain medical standard to ensure their health status does not unduly increase their crash risk.
SmartClinics GPs are sometimes required to assess a patient’s fitness to drive as a range of medical conditions, as well as treatments, can impair your driving ability. Common examples include:
- Sleep disorders
- Vision problems
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Psychiatric disorders
- Heart disease
Your doctor may make recommendations to the Driver Licensing Authority about a conditional licence which means that you may continue to drive under certain conditions, such as during daylight hours or wearing glasses. If you are issued with a conditional licence it is your responsibility to comply with any driving restrictions or other conditions and to be reviewed by your doctor as required.
In certain roles, employers require their employees to undertake a medical assessment prior to starting work to ensure that they are fit to work in a specific environment and under certain conditions. All SmartClinics Family Medical Centres offer tailored Pre-Employment Medical Examinations that provide a baseline health assessment for employees. To learn what’s involved or how we can tailor a package for your business, click here.
We offer two types of Diving Medicals Examinations – Recreational and Commercial.In addition to completing a medical questionnaire, patient will normally undergo a hearing and eyesight test, urine test, lung function test, blood pressure check and height and weight measurements. To find out which SmartClinics Doctors are qualified to conduct Dive Medical Examinations click here.
A number of SmartClinics General Practitioners are Australian Designated Aviation Medical Examiners (DAME) who can issue aviation medical certificates. Assessments are conducted via appointment only and must be booked in advance. Click here for more information and Doctor details.