City Chiropractic offer DOT physical exams! Dr. Michael T. Johnson and Dr. Jacob J. Bohnen are trained and certified to perform DOT exams. They are on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and are current with all guidelines that the FMCSA has set forth regarding DOT physicals. Find us the National Registry by clicking the link
The DOT physical exam certifies that a driver is physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of safely operating a commercial motor vehicle. The exam incorporates the required medical assessment including but not limited to physical examination reviewing all systems, health history reviewing all systems, vision tests, hearing tests, blood pressure, pulse, and urine testing for specific gravity, blood, protein, and sugar. DOT physicals are highly regulated for the drivers’ safety. DOT medical examiners are specially trained to understand the regulations and prevent drivers from being inappropriately disqualified. If the driver passes all required testing, the driver will receive a DOT Medical Card.
Both Doc Mike and Doc Jake are current with the Federal DOT guidelines. If the driver needs the proper waiver or exemption (i.e. Insulin Dependent or Vision), City Chiropractic will provide the application/checklist and instructions on how to obtain it. Also, for your convenience, City Chiropractic will call you a month before your certificate will expire so you don’t forget to renew your card. City Chiropractic report all DOT exams to the FMCSA.
For all you CDL drivers, City Chiropractic will provide a self-certification form and a copy of your DOT medical card in order to prepare you for your registration with the state department.
Driving a commercial motor vehicle means long, hard hours on the road. The FMCSA has updated the DOT regulations to better reflect the physical demands drivers face and to help them be safer on the job. City Chiropractic are up on these changes and are trained and certified to perform the DOT exams.
You are required to have a physical exam and carry a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate if:
For a complete list of physical requirements, click the link
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a medical condition.
If the medical examiner finds that the person he/she examined is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the medical examiner will furnish one copy of the results to the person who was examined and complete a Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
If you need a Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examination, give us a call. We can usually see you the same day. Your exam should take about 30 minutes.