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

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

We are a TeamCME Clinic!

Nationally Recognized as a Provider of Fair, Ethical DOT Physical Exams!

Our Office in Texarkana, Arkansas is Truck Driver Helpful!

If you are looking for the lowest price in Texarkana (and the surrounding area) for a DOT Physical Exam, CDL Physical Exam or School Bus Physical, you’ll find it at ARK-LA-TEX Health Center.

What is a Driver Helpful DOT Physical? Helping drivers and motor carriers is what we do. Drivers with certain medical conditions need a medical examiner who not only knows the medical requirements, but who is interested in helping the driver maintain their livelihood. At the same time, our driving status determination provides the safety aspects that motor carriers expect and require.

Need Your DOT Physical Exam Today?  At ARK-LA-TEX  same day appointments are routine and long waits are unheard of.  Convenient truck parking on the lot next door.

Our truck driver Helpful and convenient office is located on Arkansas Blvd.  Dr. James Raker has performed literally thousands of CDL Physical Exams and DOT Physical Exams for commercial drivers since 1995.

With his extensive knowledge of the DOT Physical Exam medical guidelines, let Dr. Raker steer you through the CDL Physical Exam requirements in record time so you can Keep on Truckin’.

Looking for a DOT Physical Exam, CDL Medical Exam, or a School Bus Physical in Texarkana, Arkansas?  You’ve come to the right place!

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.

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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