Occ Med > DOT Physicals
Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (DMVs) to receive regular physical examinations by qualified medical examiners. These exams are defined as the “Department of Transportation Medical Examinations.” These DOT physicals are Federally controlled and highly regulated for the drivers’ safety. They are designed detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can affect a driver’s ability to safely drive. DOT medical examiners are specially trained and qualified to understand the regulations and prevent drivers from being inappropriately disqualified.
All medical examiners performing Department of Transportation physicals (DOT) must be trained and certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Here, at Doctors Urgent Care, our medical examiners stay current on all DOT regulations and testing protocols.
How to Prepare for the DOT Physical?
Before arriving, please make sure you have all of the necessary information.
Additionally, if the driver has any pre-existing conditions that require additional paperwork, they should bring the necessary documentation. Examples of additional documentation include a copy of a stress test or echocardiogram (EKG) for those with a Coronary Disease or completed medical exemptions for vision, sleep, hearing or seizure disorders.
Are there special forms?
These forms include:
Revised Medical Examination Report (MER) form MCSA-5875