Dr. Gil’s FAQs

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Our occupational health services protect and promote the health of workers and enhance working conditions on the job. Most patients have questions about their medical care, and Dr. Gil has answers! 

Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care strives to answer our patient’s questions, so that every patient has the information they need to make the right choice. Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at Dr. Gil’s. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have further questions.

We are conveniently located just West of Highway 65 at the Division Street exit. You can find our facility across from Springfield Freightliner & Kum N’ Go.

Dr. Gil’s can accept cash, card, or written checks at the time of service. We also offer employers a 30-day net term.

Please take the time to complete our online contact form or give us a call! 

All inquiries can be made by email to tarea@drgilsimmediatecare.com or by phone.

Please call us at 417-869-8000 so we can do a complete review of your protocols and contact information and make any necessary changes. 

You can download an electronic copy of the Employer Authorization for Treatment Form directly from our website. You can also authorize any service by giving us a call

Drug test results typically take 24-48 hours, depending on the type of test we perform. If Dr. Gil’s serves only as the collection site for your drug tests, then the results will be reported directly to you from your selected lab/third-party administrator/consortium, and result times may vary. 

Our rapid drug tests identify negative tests within minutes. Non-negative test results and regulated drug tests must be reviewed by a federally certified (SAMHSA) laboratory, which usually takes three to five days. Once we receive the report from the lab, Dr. Gil will verify the result with the specimen donor to make sure they do not have a medical explanation for the positive test result (e.g. prescription medication). Once Dr. Gil has verified the information based on the findings provided to him, during what is called an MRO interview, he will present his final result as either a negative or a positive. If the result is positive, for any regulated drug test, the employee will need to be evaluated by a substance abuse professional (SAP).

Yes, Dr. Gil’s complies with all state and federal regulations. We follow CFR 49 Part 40 guidelines and regulatory rulings as the golden rule for all of our testing.

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rule, 49 CFR Part 40, describes required procedures for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing for the Federally regulated transportation industry.

An MRO is a licensed medical doctor who has special training in substance abuse testing. Using an MRO helps to protect both the employer and the employees. MRO review is required for every DOT drug test.

A parent or legal guardian should go with a minor. If you’re not the legal guardian, have the parent (or legal guardian) sign a statement that enables you to give permission for billing and services, if necessary.

The FMCSA grace period for using the old MER/MEC form(s) ended on April 20, 2016. The FMCSA now requires that drivers and medical examiners use only the new forms. All previous versions are not permitted.

The forms include:

  • Revised Medical Examination Report (MER) form MCSA-5875
  • Revised Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) form MCSA-5876
  • Revised Medical Examination Results form MCSA-5850

If you don’t pass part of the exam, you will be disqualified. According to the new FMCSA regulations, a driver who doesn’t pass part of the exam will require an entirely new exam in order to be medically certified. Medical examiners aren’t able to give the driver a “Determination Pending” or “Incomplete” status. By federal law, no exceptions can be made. 

One common example: if a driver doesn’t pass the vision or hearing tests, they will be disqualified. Clinicians CANNOT use a “pending” or “incomplete” status to allow the driver to come back at a later date with corrective lenses or a hearing aid they forgot to bring to the exam; he or she will still have to complete an entirely new exam.  

Good news! Your treating clinician is now responsible for determining if your insulin regimen is stable and your diabetes is properly controlled. A new form, Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form MCSA-5870, will be required by medical examiners to issue the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). 

Please bring in your most recent 30, 60, 90-day compliance download/print out from your treating physician’s office. Otherwise, bring in your SD card/machine and we’ll read it in the office for you!

No. The new regulations do not allow certification extensions. The driver will require a completely new exam. We recommend, for this reason, the driver come completely prepared for their exam. This means, at a minimum, a list of ALL medications, eyeglasses, hearing aids, photo ID, and any other documentation routinely required by the examiner, such as a stress test or CPAP download.

One common example: if a driver doesn’t pass the vision or hearing tests, they will be disqualified. Clinicians CANNOT use a “pending” or “incomplete” status to allow the driver to come back at a later date with corrective lenses or a hearing aid they forgot to bring to the exam; he or she will still have to complete an entirely new exam.  

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