DOT Testing

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. It requires all medical examiners (MEs) who wish to perform physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards. Medical examiners who have completed the training and successfully passed the test are included in an online directory on the National Registry website

Crosby Chiropractic and Acupuncture Centre offers DOT Testing

  • DOT 5 panel drug/Alcohol test $75
  • DOT 5 panel drug test $46
  • Non DOT Breath alcohol testing $35
  • Non DOT drug/alcohol panel $75
  • DOT physical $80

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The DOT Medical Exam and CMV Certification

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination is conducted by a licensed “medical examiner.” The term includes, but is not limited to, doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC).

To find a medical examiner to conduct the DOT physical exam you may contact your primary care provider to inquire if they will conduct a “DOT physical exam.” You may also find a medical examiner in the yellow pages of your telephone book, or on the Internet by using an Internet directory or search engine. Look under “Occupational Health.” If your medical examiner does not have a Medical Examination Report, one may be downloaded.

A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate forless than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.

Recordkeeping
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 (page 9 of the Medical Examination Report). If a driver wishes the Certificate to be in card form, he/she may:

DOT PHYSICAL EXAMS

Trained & Certified by the FMCSA our doctors are proud to be able to help keep drivers safe! All medical examiners performing Department of Transportation physicals (DOT) must be trained and certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Dr Crosby, Dr Stock and Dr Brown meet these criteria. Our doctors are dedicated to all continuing education required to stay current with the latest healthcare regulations and will continue to offer the increasingly comprehensive DOT exam. A limited number of providers will offer DOTs. Crosby Chiropractic & Acupuncture Centre will continue to raise the bar in healthcare offering stringent exams that keep drivers safe while spending long, hard hours on the road. Our Certified Medical Examiners are trained and certified in the FMCSA standards, reporting monthly or more frequently to the FMCSA.

The new regulations will review the following during the physical exam:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Digestion
  • Lung, liver, kidney, and nervous system health
  • Muscular disease or weakness
  • Vision acuity
  • Previous or recent injuries and illnesses
  • Heart disorders
  • Hearing disorders
  • Respiratory issues

DOT Checklist

Need to know what to bring to your DOT physical?

For a printable version of what you should bring to a DOT physical, click here.

All drivers

  • Bring a complete list of ALL of your medications, including the doses and your doctors’ names and addresses
  • You may want to complete section 1: Driver Informationof the exam (driver’s portion) to save time at the center

Drivers who have high blood pressure

  • Your blood pressure MUST be below 140/90 on the day of your exam or you may not qualify for a DOT card

Drivers who require eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids

  • Bring your glasses, contacts, or hearing aids
  • You will be required to pass a vision and hearing test

Drivers who have diabetes

  • Your blood sugar should be controlled
  • Bring the most recent results of a lab test called a Hemoglobin A1C (HgAIC) and your blood sugar logs or other records related to your diabetes

Drivers who have nighttime sleep disturbance (sleep apnea) and use a CPAP machine

  • Bring a reading from your machine documenting your proper use of the machine; a letter from your sleep specialist may also be required
  • Bring at least 90 days of data, but data from the past year is best

Drivers who have heart-related issues, (including the use of stent, valve replacement, pacemaker, open-heart surgery, cardiac bypass surgery, or heart attack)

  • At minimum, bring a letter from your cardiologist (heart specialist) that outlines your medical history and current medications and indicates you are safe to drive a DOT vehicle
  • You may also need to bring the results of a recent stress test, ECHO cardiogram, or other testing completed within the past 1-2 years

Drivers who have suffered a stroke, a brain tumor, seizure disorder, or bleeding in the brain

  • Bring a letter from your neurologist (brain and nerve specialist) that outlines your medical history, current medications, and current neurologic and psychiatric state

Drivers who have experienced the permanent loss of use in an arm or a leg

  • Bring an overview from your physician of the injury and if you have any work restrictions due to the injury
  • You may need a Skilled Performance Examination in order to qualify for your DOT card

Drivers who are taking any medications that may cause sedation or sleepiness or controlled substances (includes narcotics, sleeping pills, anxiety medication, ADHD medication)

  • You will most likely need a note and medical records from your treating physician regarding the safety of driving a DOT vehicle while using these medications

Drivers who are taking the blood thinner Coumadin (Warfarin)

  • Bring a recent INR (blood level and clearance) letter from your doctor

If you are uncertain if you will qualify for a DOT card, you may want to schedule a visit with your primary or specialty physician BEFORE your re-certification date. Each physical examination, just like each DOT applicant, is unique.

The above are guidelines only, and not meant to be all inclusive or as a guarantee of passing the exam. Additional testing or/information may be required by your DOT examiner.