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Captain License Coast Guard Exam Specialist

Morris Medical Center

Weight Loss Physician & General Practitioner located in Fort Myers, FL & LaBelle, FL

If you're preparing to obtain your Coast Guard captain's license, you must be in good health. At Morris Medical Center in Fort Myers and LaBelle, Florida, Dareld Morris II, DO, and his team offer physical exams, so you complete the Coast Guard captain application process, get your license, and begin or continue your military career. Schedule an exam with Morris Medical Center by phone or online today.

Captain License Coast Guard Exam Q & A

What is a captain license Coast Guard exam?

A captain license Coast Guard exam at Morris Medical Center is a comprehensive medical exam required to complete your application for a captain's license. You must be in good health to obtain the license, as crew members have to be physically fit and free from debilitating injuries and illnesses to operate vessels safely.

What should I bring to my Coast Guard exam?

Prior to arriving at your captain license Coast Guard exam at Morris Medical Center, make sure to bring with you the CG-719K application for a medical certificate. Bring a photo ID, form of payment, insurance card if you have one, list of medications you take, and a note from your specialist if you have a medical condition.

What happens during the medical exam?

During a Coast Guard medical exam at Morris Medical Center, your provider checks your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They weigh you and determine your body mass index (BMI). 

Dr. Morris reviews your medical history and asks about any symptoms you may have. He completes a comprehensive physical exam by evaluating your heartbeat, breathing, eyes, ears, throat, abdomen, limbs, and reflexes to check for signs of a medical problem. He can also complete vision and hearing screenings.

Dr. Morris might recommend urine tests, blood tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), asthma or allergy testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to detect or rule out illnesses, injuries, and diseases. Doing so helps him evaluate your ability to perform routine Coast Guard duties and respond to emergency situations.

Which health conditions might delay my application?

While having an illness, injury, or disease doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from obtaining your Coast Guard captain’s license, it might delay your application. The top five medical conditions that can deny or delay applications include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Chronic narcotic use
  • Sleep apnea

If you have one of these conditions or a similar health problem, you must obtain medical documentation stating your illness or disease isn't likely to persist or cause disqualifying complications.

What should I expect after a medical exam?

After passing a captain license Coast Guard exam, Dr. Morris signs off on the required paperwork so you can complete the next step in the application process. He gives you a copy for your records.

Schedule your next captain license Coast Guard exam at Morris Medicine Center by calling the office or booking online today.