Hampstead Primary Care

Stephen Laiken, M.D.      Amy Yankolonis, C.R.N.P        Susan Harris, C.R.N.P.      Amber Johnson, C.R.N.P.     

Call Us: 410-374-0808

Medically Assisted Weight Loss

Initial Consultation will include assessment of your height, weight, vital signs, an EKG, Body Mass Index, and Body Fat percentage. A full physical will be performed. Discussion of best way to rule out medical causes for obesity. Reviewing your past medical history, family history, and social factors (smoking, alcohol use, etc.). This visit will include handouts with weight loss tips and a phentermine education sheet.

Follow up visits will assess weight, vital signs, and a brief physical exam. Any side effects of the medication will be discussed. Your progress will be periodically tracked with Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentage.
Phentermine is the weight loss medication that we utilize. Sometimes it is necessary to combine Phentermine with other medications to attain the best success with weight loss. Each person's weight loss plan is individually tapered for their success.

Certified DOT Medical Exams

Certified DOT medical exams are now required for commercial driver's license (CDL) certifications and renewals.

The exam itself should take about 20-25 minutes but, there is some preliminary paperwork that will need to be completed before the exam begins. You will be asked to complete a brief one page medical history.

The exam will be with a Certified Medical Examiner and follows the outline of the federal DOT motor carrier medical examination requirements. Your medical history will be reviewed and you will have an opportunity to discuss any medical concerns and conditions.

A routine urinalysis is part of the exam. This urine test is NOT a drug test but merely screens for potential problems like diabetes or kidney problems.

Upon successful completion of the DOT Medical Examination, you will receive your own copy of the Medical Card. You should keep this card with you at all times. Your driver exam results will be submitted on your behalf to the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry.

Our providers are Certified DOT Medical Providers.  Exams are $90.00.

To pass the DOT physical exam, the driver must pass the following minimum standards:

  • If your urinalysis reveals glucose in your urine, you will be expected to have blood work done. Your blood sugar level must be less than 200.
  • Your blood pressure has to be lower than 160/100; Prescription medication may be used to control blood pressure.
  • You must be able to distinguish various colors.
  • You should be able to perceive a forced whisper at a distance of at least five feet.
  • You cannot have diabetes that requires insulin injections; diabetes controlled through a diet or an oral medication is permitted.
  • Vision in both eyes as well as each eye individually needs to be 20/40, with visual improvement devices, such as glasses or contacts allowed.
  • No use of a Schedule 1 drug (amphetamine, narcotic, or any habit-forming drug) is permitted.
  • In case you are currently diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease such as collapse, congestive cardiac failure, or cardiac insufficiency, you will be required to provide the DOT medical examiner with stress test results. In addition, a note from your physician or cardiologist is required stating that you are capable of driving a commercial motor vehicle with no restrictions.


The Following Tests Are Offered In The Office

  • EKG (electrocardiogram)
  • PFT (pulmonary function test)
  • Hearing Tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Strep Throat Testing
  • Testing Stool For Blood
  • Vision Screening / Eye Chart
  • Pap Smear and STD Testing
  • Influenza AB Screening
  • Pregnancy Testing

Our Services

  • Primary Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Women's Health - Pelvic & Breast Exams
  • Preventive Health Care
  • Sports, School and Camp Physicals
  • DOT Medical Exams
  • Adult and Pediatric Immunizations
  • Pre-operative Clearance
  • Medically Assisted Weight Loss
  • Joint Injections
  • Mole/Skin Lesion Removal and Biopsy
  • Freezing of Warts With Liquid Nitrogen
  • Cerumen Lavage (irrigating ear wax out)
  • Wound Care
  • Medical Aesthetics (Dysport, Restylane, Refyne/Defyne, Silk)