Our medical staff is here to serve our community’s commercial drivers, offering the high-quality healthcare needed to keep transportation professionals on the road to success. As Certified Medical Examiners, we are qualified to determine if commercial drivers meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s standards.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A DOT PHYSICAL
Your DOT physical, like most routine check-ups, requires little preparation. Here’s what you need to know!
BEFORE YOUR DOT PHYSICAL
Bring the following with you:
Medical records (if your DOT physical is being performed by a new doctor)
Medical records from specialists
Most recent laboratory reports (if you have diabetes or a similar condition)
Glasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids if you need them todrive.
List of your prescription medications, including dosing details
DURING YOUR DOT PHYSICAL
You can expect your medical professional to do the following:
Discuss your medical history and any present concerns
Record your height and weight
Check vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc.)
Conduct vision and hearing assessments
Perform a general physical exam
WHAT ELEMENTS CAN IMPACT YOUR DOT PHYSICAL?
The following medical conditions may affect the results of your DOT physical:
Cardiovascular disease or heart concerns
Drug or substance abuse/addiction
High blood pressure
Nervous system conditions
Poor eyesight not treatable by corrective lenses
Keep in mind that failing your DOT exam does not mean you cannot pursue a career as a truck driver. Discuss your condition with your medical professional to learn more about potential treatment. Once your condition has been corrected or improved, feel free to retake the DOT physical exam. Plus, the FMCSA provides exemptions for certain conditions.