MEDICAL EVALUATION

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Many unexpected events have an impact on an individual's driving abilities. An individual who suffers a severe heart attack, stroke, head or neck trauma, or are involved in a serious vehicle or home accident will quite often have to adapt their driving techniques and habits to compensate for the residual effects of such an event.

 

In many cases, as part of the recovery process, the attending physician will want to have their patient undergo a driving evaluation to see if he or she is capable of driving safely, especially if the event has affected their physical skills, their cognitive skills, their vision, their range of motion, their reaction time, or their motor skills. Additionally, some medications prescribed following such events will have an impact on an individual's driving  abilities.

At Nathan's Driving School we are very experienced in conducting objective driver evaluations.  Our patient and understanding instructors are trained to observe your physical, decision-making and social skills to determine whether or not you operate a motor vehicle safely during the evaluation time.

 

Minor adjustments in driving habits could be suggested, but in some cases, a few lessons may be suggested.

Once our instructor has finished the evaluation, he or she will verbally review his or her observations with you, reassure you of your ability to drive and will make suggestions about adjustments that should be made in your driving techniques.

 

If he or she feels that it would be appropriate for you to take a couple of hours of driving lessons as a refresher, he or she will also recommend that.

Within two days of the evaluation, the instructor will prepare a written report that will be mailed, emailed or faxed to you at your convenience, and to anyone else that you require us to send it to.

 

This written report will detail the observations of the instructor and will include any suggestions regarding your driving habits.

The evaluation time in the car is approximately one hour. All evaluations begin and end at one of our two locations.  If you live far from or location or need pick up service, we can travel to you for a  travel fee that is subject to location.

If you have any questions, are interested in scheduling an appointment, or have been advised by your doctor to undergo  a medical evaluation, you can call us at (770) 454-9100 or email us at front.desk@nathansdrivingschool.net

The cost for the one hour in-car evaluation and the preparation and distribution of the written reports is $264. Reports are strictly confidential.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PERMIT FOR US TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE.