• DOT Physicals

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    The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a thorough DOT physical for all professionals to maintain and obtain a commercial driving license. This exam is crucial to make sure the drivers can handle the stress, schedules, and hours of managing a commercial vehicle.
    Windermere Medical Group conducts all physical examinations as specified by DOT. This exam is conducted by medical examiners who are certified by the FMCSA.

     

  • Do You Require a DOT Physical?

    All professionals need the DOT physical who:

    • Drive or about to drive a commercial vehicle that carries over 15 people
    • Get paid to operate a commercial vehicle that carries over 8 people
    • Carry harmful materials in their commercial vehicle, requiring it to have a placard
    • Operate commercial vehicles on interstate with a gross weight combination, gross rating of vehicle weight, or gross rating of combination weight of more than 10,000 pounds

    What To Expect?

    The experienced physicians at Windermere Medical Group will begin by taking your medical history, which would include various questions, like:

    • Have you ever had a surgery?
    • Are you taking any medication, whether they are over-the-counter and prescription?
    • Are you experiencing any health problems?
    • Do you use any illegal substances, alcohol, or tobacco?
    • Have you ever failed any drug tests?
    • Are you currently experiencing any symptoms?
    • Aside from a thorough medical history, the DOT physical covers:
    • Vision and hearing exam
    • Blood pressure
    • Urinalysis
    • Physical Examination
    Windermere Medical Group Have FMCSA Certified Medical Examiners to Conduct the DOT Physical Exam

  • Things You Should Bring To Your DOT Physical

    Windermere Medical Group follows the requirements and guidelines highlighted by the Department of Transportation (DOT). To ensure that you have a smooth service, be sure to have all the following with you for your appointment:

    • Complete list of prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking
    • Take your medication before the appointment if you are a hypertension patient. You are required to have a blood pressure under the DOT guidelines
    • If you are a diabetic patient, you must bring a proof by your primary physician showing your health is under control. You are required to bring the lab results of Fasting Blood Sugar and Hemoglobin A1C, conducting within the last three months.
    • Bring your sleep study results if you are sleep apnea patient
    • If you use CPAP machine, you need to bring proof of compliant usage
    • If you suffer from cardiac conditions, bring your EKG, stress test, and a note from your cardiologist that states you can fulfill the job of a commercial driver safely
    Windermere Medical Group Strictly Follows The DOT Requirements To Conduct A DOT Physical