THINGS TO REMEMBER ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM:
(Don't worry we won't quiz you!)
Wear your glasses or contact lenses if necessary for driving.
Take all of your prescribed medications as directed.
Drink plenty of water,
Wear comfortable clothing.
Be sure to bring your license and any other information that the examiner may need.
WHY CAN'T I JUST GO TO MY PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR FOR THIS EXAM LIKE I ALWAYS HAVE?
As of May 21,2014 the Federal regulation requires that you have your DOT exam performed by a Certified Medical Examiner who is listed on the National Registry.
Janet Mayne, DNP ANP has been trained and tested and is listed on the National Registry.
This does not take the place of the care you routinely receive from your Primary Care Physician.
And remember, DriveSafe is dedicated to providing you with convenient and accessible DOT Certification exams , often on the same day! We file your information and protect your record.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A DOT PHYSICAL EXAM?
We will review your Medical and Health history that you have supplied on Page 1 of the DOT medical forms. (These are available at the office or click here)
A brief physical exam will be performed to check your overall health. This will include testing for hearing and eyesight. The main objective is to certify your overall fitness for duty.
You will also be asked for a urine sample. (Not a Drug Test!) This for general health, looking at sugar and protein levels.
The entire visit will take approximately 30 minutes of your time, and you will have your Medical certificate on the same day.
WHO SHOULD HAVE A DOT EXAM?
Commercial Driver's License(CDL)
Hoisting or Hydraulics Licensees
Box Truck Drivers
School Bus Drivers and Commercial Bus Drivers
Heavy Equipment Operators
Tow Truck Operators