If you work in the trucking industry, you know how important it is to stay on top of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations in order to maintain your employment. One essential requirement for commercial truck drivers is the DOT physical, or DOT exam.
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) exam is a basic physical exam that’s purpose is to ensure all commercial vehicle drivers are physically able to operate a commercial vehicle.
According to FMCSA requirements, DOT exam can only be administered by a licensed medical examiner. Dr. Robert Berke, a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation, has received specialized training to ensure your DOT physical meets State and Federal regulations.
In order to pass your DOT exam, Dr. Berke will need to confirm that you are healthy enough to safely operate a commercial vehicle. Your exam will include:
Patients should also anticipate a urinalysis to evaluate blood sugar levels. Before your DOT exam you will want to do the following:
After your DOT exam, if Dr. Berke finds that you are physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle, Family Health Medical Services (FHMS) will provide you with a copy of your DOT exam results. These results will be valid for two years, unless you have a specific medical condition that requires annual examinations.
Please note: DOT physicals are not covered by insurance and payment is due at the time of service. You can call any of our offices for pricing and appointment information.
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