Theodore Gerard A. Caspe, MD
Family Practice Physician & Aesthetic Medicine located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
When you’re ready to apply for a visa or legal residence in the US, you’ll need an immigration physical. Theodore Gerard A. Caspe, MD, is a designated civil surgeon who can perform official immigration physicals at his Rancho Cucamonga, California, clinic. If you need to schedule your immigration medical exam, call or make an appointment online.
Who needs an immigration physical?
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires anyone who applies for a United States Green Card or US citizenship to undergo an immigration physical, and the USCIS only authorizes designated civil surgeons to perform those physicals. As an official civil surgeon, Dr. Caspe can provide your required medical examination.
What happens during an immigration physical?
During the appointment, Dr. Caspe reviews your medical history and provides a physical examination to identify any risk factors for disease. He also records any history of mental conditions and drug use. During the physical exam, Dr. Caspe checks your:
- Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Heart and lungs
- Lymph nodes
- External genitalia
The immigration physical is not, nor should it be substituted for, a complete physical examination. Dr. Caspe checks for specific conditions outlined by the USCIS, which doesn’t cover everything he would screen for during a regular physical.
During the immigration exam, Dr. Caspe also screens for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The tuberculosis skin test requires a second trip to the clinic within a few days. Dr. Caspe also checks your vaccination history to ensure that you’re not missing any required vaccinations. Finally, Dr. Caspe performs a chest X-ray.
In most cases, if Dr. Caspe identifies a medical issue or a missed vaccination, he can perform blood work and immunizations at his clinic. He will also discuss any follow-up care you may need.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
You will need to bring the following items to your appointment:
- Valid photo ID (i.e. passport, driver’s license)
- Immunization records
- Medical records containing information about current medical or psychiatric conditions
Dr. Caspe will fill out form I-693 for you and seal it for you to submit. Make sure you don’t sign the form before your appointment; you must sign it after Dr. Caspe finishes the examination.
If you live in the Inland Empire and need to schedule an immigration medical examination, call Dr. Caspe’s office or book an appointment online.