DOT Exams and Physicals
For certain driving jobs like commercial truck driving, a DOT physical is necessary to ensure that you’re physically fit enough to operate the vehicle. Many people put off taking their DOT physical thinking that it will take too much time or that paperwork will be a hassle to complete. We provide quick physicals with a DOT Certified Medical Examiner so that you can get in and get back to your day. We also understand how important it is for a driver to maintain their commercial driver’s license, so you can trust us to be professional and knowledgeable about your needs as a commercial driver.
What To Bring To Your DOT Physical
When you arrive at your appointment, we will need the following from you:
- A current driver’s license issued from the state
- Any glasses, hearing aids, or contacts that you wear
- A list of all medications that you currently take
- Any special notices from your doctor (considerations, exemptions, etc.)
- A urine sample. Be sure to come well-hydrated, as you will need to take the urine test in-office.
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What to Expect During Your DOT Exam
A FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner will perform your examination as required by FMCSA DOT Law for commercial drivers license. Your medical history will be reviewed, and you will be asked to list any over the counter and prescription drugs you currently take. Please bring in any current prescription you may have from your healthcare provider. Your certified medical examiner will also perform the following tests, and others if needed.
- Blood pressure test
- Vision test
- Eye, throat, mouth, and ear examination
- Aural heart and lung examination
- Check for deformities of the spine
- Neurological examination
- Check for abdominal abnormalities
- Hernia check
After the physical examination is complete, your certified medical examiner will discuss any medical condition from your past and current medical conditions you may have which could affect your ability to drive. Based on your past and current history, as well as the findings on physical examination the certified medical examiner will determine the certification period and issue a Medical Examiner's Certificate.
If the certified medical examiner determines that you meet the criteria for a medical certification without limitations you will be given a drivers medical certificate for two years. It is recommended you return here in two years, for another DOT physical exam to maintain your commercial drivers license. Ask about our discount for returning drivers!
The certification period is determined by FMCSA DOT criteria based on your past and current medical history, as well as current physical findings on your examination and you may qualify for a certification period less than two years. If you wear corrective lenses, and you pass the vision portion of the exam, the medical examiner will issue you a Medical Certification to drive with a corrective lens indicated. Drivers are rarely disqualified from driving, the certified medical examiner at ALIGN AND BALANCE CHIROPRACTIC will give you every opportunity to take corrective action in order that you may be given a temporary CDL license. If current physical findings indicate you have serious medical issues and you need medical attention your certified medical examiner will make appropriate recommendations for you to see a Physician and return for a follow up.
ALIGN AND BALANCE CHIROPRACTIC now offers FMCSA DOT Certified Medical Examinations in a private and comfortable setting as well as truck parking for your rig. If you require a FMCSA DOT Certified Medical Exam to renew your CDL, representatives are standing by to schedule an appointment.
Additional Information about federal laws for CDL drivers can be found by clicking the logo or link below. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq