Department of Transportation Physicals
May 21, 2014, DOT physical examinations may only be performed by a
federally certified medical examiner. Three of our providers have
taken the necessary training and have become certified. We are trying
to keep the process as simple and easy for you as we can.
you call to schedule your DOT physical:
tell the receptionist, at that time, that you will need a DOT
physical. Since not all of our providers are certified examiners, we
want to make sure we schedule you for the proper date and time.
your section of the form, sign and date it.
information from this form will be reviewed with you during your
HAVE A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THE MEDICATION(S) YOU ARE CURRENTLY
- If you are currently taking any of the following, you must have the 'Controlled Substance Assessment Form' filled out by the prescribing physician who is familiar with your medical history and assigned work duties:
- Schedule I Controlled Substances (click here for complete list)
- Any other habit-forming drug
- Marijuana, even if allowed for medicinal use
- Please click here to download and print the Controlled Substance Assessment Form.
- THIS FORM INDICATES THAT THE PRESCRIBED SUBSTANCE(S) WILL NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO SAFELY OPERATE A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE
- If you are uncertain whether any of the medications you take are considered a narcotic, please reference the list of narcotic medications in the following link: http://www.narcotics.com/list/
you come for your visit:
receptionist will photocopy your driver's license and have you
fill out some paperwork.
provider will need to enter information from your driver's license
into the Department of Transportation website after your exam.
medical assistant/scribe will check your height, weight, blood
pressure and vital signs.
will be asked for a urine sample for a urinalysis.
vision for distance, horizontal field and color will be tested.
Please bring your glasses to the visit.
hearing will also be checked.
providers are aware of the specific standards required by the DOT
and will be addressing those issues with you.
is possible that the provider will need further testing or
information from a specialist before a decision on your
certification can be made in which case the testing will be ordered
or the referral will be done.
information concerning sleep apnea, medications, heart and lung
issues, diabetes and high blood pressure will be addressed in your
your exam is completed, the provider will determine the length of
licensure for which you qualify. The maximum is 2 years but many
conditions require a shorter period of licensure. Some conditions
will disqualify you entirely. You will be given a copy of your
physical exam form and the original copy of the certification of
keep a photocopy of these forms as required by the DOT and also
enter the necessary information into the DOT website.
call us with any additional questions.
We hope to keep you safely on the road.