ARK-LA-TEX Health Center

Texarkana, Arkansas
DOT Physical Exams in Texarkana, Arkansas
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ARK-LA-TEX Health Center

James Raker, DC. National Registry Certified Medical Examiner, FADP, C.W.P.

1414 Arkansas Blvd.
Texarkana, Arkansas 71854

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-12:30pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm CST


  • DOT Physical Exams for Commercial Truck Drivers (CDL Physical Exam) $65
  • FAA BasicMed Physical Exams for Private Pilots
  • DOT Drug Testing $40
  • DOT Breath Alcohol Testing $25
  • DOT or Non-DOT Drug Test Collection Only $20
  • Randomized Drug Testing Programs
  • PFT Testing
  • Hearing Testing
  • Heavy Metal Testing
  • Respirator Fit Testing

Our Priority is to the Driver! We Perform Driver Helpful® DOT Physical Exams to Assist in Obtaining a CDL Medical Card.

Pass Your DOT Medical Exam! We know how important it is that you maintain a current CDL medical card. Whether you are a healthy 21-year-old with a learner's permit, or have a medical condition you're concerned about, this is the DOT exam location you’re looking for! With extensive knowledge of the exam requirements, we will guide you through so you can Keep on Truckin'.

Need your DOT Physical Exam Today? No Waiting! Walk-ins welcome! Same Day Appointments! Just give us a call! We are committed to getting you back on the road in no time.

Want to save time? Download the DOT physical exam report form by clicking the link below. Completing the form before your appointment will help to obtain your CDL medical card more quickly.

Free Driver Mobile App! Get "Expiration Alerts" before your medical card expires. Download the Free TeamCME Mobile Driver App, save your expiration date, and receive an alert starting 2 months before your current medical card expires. Select us as your medical examiner and our office location, driving directions, and contact information are at your fingertip!

What is a Driver Helpful® DOT Physical Exam? Helping drivers is what we do. Our provider knows the medical requirements and is interested in helping the driver maintain their livelihood. When needed, we steer drivers with certain medical conditions thru the requirements so they can obtain or maintain a current CDL medical card and continue to drive. We’ll also address concerns and safety considerations regarding the driver's current and future wellbeing as it pertains to their career.

Want to know more about the DOT physical exam? (Click Here) to access the FMCSA CMV Driver Fact Sheet regarding the DOT physical exam.


Save time by filling out your forms prior to your appointment!

(Click Here) To Download the DOT Physical Exam Report Form.

(Click Here) To Download the Medical Examiner’s Certificate

(Click Here) For Frequently Asked Medical Questions


Dr. James Raker DC, FADP, National Certified Medical Examiner and CEO of Ark-La-Tex Health Center, has been 25 years in private practice including Occupational health of several companies in Texarkana USA area. (Reduced recordable injuries of Lear Siegler Inc (a URS subsidiary with 1100 employees) by 75% over 2 years. From an 18 to under a 1 since 1999.

Dr. Raker been doing DOT work for over 18 years, and was one of the first doctors in the country to pass the DOT certification and become a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation of the US government. Dr. Raker has been teaching Occupational Medicine services to his Peers since 2012 and has lectured in Arkansas, Texas, and Ohio.

In July of 2014 he became a Certified Wellness Instructor by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.

Honors Include: Outstanding Young Man of America, 1988, International Chiropractic Association Pediatric Board, 1994, Chiropractor of the Year, 1994, Who’s Who Among Professionals, 1994, Who’s Who Among Outstanding Men, 1995, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certification. 1987, Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certification, 1992, Wrangler Pro Rodeo Sports Certification, 1993, International Chiropractic Association Pediatric Board, 1994, Scoliosis management Certification, 1994, Certified Diagnostic Physician, August, 1995, Fellow in the Academy of Certified Diagnostic Physicians (F.A.D.P.), August, 1996

Personal and Volunteer Activities He Enjoys: Kiwanis International, Wounded Warriors Project – taking disabled veterans on fishing trips in area

NRCME Number: 6565654950