If you’re looking for a medical examiner who complies with Federal regulations, L-EVATED Chiropractic Clinic in Denton, TX is your right choice who can conduct your DOT physical examination without any hassle.
For a DOT physical examination, call us today or schedule an appointment.
Every commercial motor vehicle driver requires regular physical examinations as per the Federal law. These exams are referred to as “Department of Transportation Medical Examinations.” DOT physicals are highly essential for the safety of the drivers.
DOT physical examinations can detect the physical and mental issues. DOT medical examiners are specially trained to understand regulations and prevent drivers from inappropriate disqualification by conducting DOT physical examination.
Only a licensed medical examiner listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry is eligible to conduct DOT physical examinations.
What to expect during your DOT Physical
Once you have arrived at the clinic, you will be asked to provide a valid ID and provided paperwork to complete. Concealing or failing to mention a condition on the history form will invalidate the exam.
Once you have completed your paperwork, a review of your health history will be conducted. Then a thorough physical will be performed. You do not have to get naked during the exam.
At the end of your exam, a urine screen (dip-stick test) will be necessary to check for blood, protein and sugar in the urine as well as measure the specific gravity. The DOT exam does not include a drug test. You will immediately be informed of your results at the conclusion of the exam.
If everything is the exam meets the FMCSA standards, you will be given a 2 years certificate. Some conditions will require periodic monitoring and a 6 month or 1 year medical card will be issued. Occasionally a 3 months certificate is issued if you are working with your medical doctor to control a new condition.
Please do your best to help your medical examiner by coming prepared with everything you need. The process can normally be completed the same day in 30 minutes if you have everything prepared. Feel free to call ahead in advance if you have any questions on what you might need to bring. Our office will provide the physical form (Medical Examination Report MCSA-5875) as well as the DOT card.
How to prepare for your DOT medical exam:
Get a good nights rest and don’t rush to your appointment
Bring a valid photo ID
Continue taking all prescribed medications as usual
Bring a detailed list of any medications you are taking as well as the name and contact information of the prescribing doctor
Limit caffeine and nicotine (smoking) before your exam as these can elevate your heart rate and blood pressure.
Bring your hearing aids, glasses or contacts
Bring documentation from your primary care doctor for any conditions that may impact your exam such as diabetes, hypertension, surgery and sleep apnea.
Bring any medical testing results with you that may impact the decision
Wear loose clothing to assist with the exam
Don’t use the restroom immediately before your appointment as a small urine sample will be necessary for a kidney screen
DOT Physical Exam Pricing:
*DOT Physical Exams are available for $85.00