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Emily Robinette, APN, NP-C -  - Family Practice

One Stop Family Clinic

Emily Robinette, APN, NP-C

Family Practice & Walk-In Clinic located in Murfreesboro, TN

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At One Stop Family Clinic, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Certified Nurse Practitioner Emily Robinette offers a wide range of physicals for adults and children. She is certified to perform DOT examinations, as well as gynecological well-woman exams and camp and sports physicals to residents throughout the greater Rutherford County area.

Physicals Q & A

by Emily Robinette, APN, NP-C

What is a DOT physical?

Emily is a licensed medical examiner able to provide commercial drivers with the physical examination required by the DOT (Department of Transportation); this ensures the driver is considered medically safe on the road. In accordance with DOT guidelines, she reviews each driver’s medical history and conducts a thorough physical exam. In addition, a urinalysis is done to test for sugar, blood, and protein and early onset of conditions, such as diabetes or kidney problems. She recommends drivers come at least one month prior to their current card expiring.

Drivers should be sure to bring:  

  • a valid driver’s license
  • current medical card (unless this is an initial examination)
  • medication bottles
  • eyeglasses or contact lenses (if needed)
  • hearing aids (if needed)
  • list of all medical conditions, surgeries, and hospitalizations
  • list of all medical providers you see
  • If you are diabetic, have heart problems, or have sleep apnea, please call our office for details on additional records to bring in.

The form is available at the website below.  Please print and complete the first 2 pages prior to your arrival if possible and bring to the clinic.

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/MedicalExaminationReportForm_091616_MCSA_5875.pdf

Why are annual physicals important?

An annual physical is one of the most important steps patients can take in preventing a wide range of health conditions and detecting problems at their earliest, most treatable stage. During a physical, each patient’s weight, height, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and vision are checked and a thorough physical examination is done. Usually, fasting blood work is ordered. An electrocardiogram (EKG) and urinalysis may also be done. If necessary, Emily refers patients for follow-up tests, such as mammograms, colonoscopies, or hearing screenings. An annual physical also provides an opportunity to build the provider-patient relationship. Emily recommends patients come to their check ups with a list of any health questions. She is a firm believer in educating patients to be pro-active participants in their healthcare.

What does an annual well-woman exam entail?

An annual well-woman exam includes a breast and pelvic examination and a Pap test. A Pap test can detect some types of cancer in their earliest stages. The test involves taking cell scrapings from the cervix, which are sent to a lab where the sample is analyzed for the presence of abnormal cells. When caught early, cervical cancer can be effectively treated. If needed, the cell sample can also be used to detect STDs, yeast, and other gynecological infections.

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