Dot physical examination

DOT Exam

in Palo Alto, California
A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a medical examination required of commercial drivers. A DOT physical is intended to ensure that those who drive commercial motor vehicles are physically, cognitively, and emotionally healthy.
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DOT physical examination

Keeping yourself and others safe.

If you're looking for a DOT physical, you've come to the right place. Our team at RejuveenMD are Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration certified medical examiners. They have been working with and examining drivers for years and understand how important it is that you pass your test. They also know how improved lifestyle choices and healthier habits can protect your livelihood, and he'll be glad to discuss these options with you during your exam.

What to expect during DOT Exam?

A DOT exam is a simple and hassle-free three-step process that involves taking your medical history, performing the exam, and filling out all the necessary paperwork.

Medical History
To provide an idea of your general health and family background, you'll be asked to fill out a brief electronic medical history detailing past illnesses, injuries, surgeries, current medications, and overall health.
The Exam
Once you've provided your medical history our team will review the information you've provided, go over any medical conditions you may have, and perform a basic urinalysis test. As part of the exam, we'll also:
  • Measure your height
  • Weigh you
  • Take your blood pressure and pulse
  • Test your range of motion
  • Examine your eyes and ears
  • Check your breathing
The final step in the process is the paperwork. Once your medical history and exam are complete, the office will fill out all the necessary paperwork to process the exam results. When you leave the office, you'll get a copy of the exam to take with you to the DMV, and a second copy to give to your company. We'll also keep a scanned copy of the exam in your file at the office. And after all the paperwork has been processed, you'll get your very own DOT medical card to keep with you at all times when you're driving.

How to prepare for your physical

A DOT physical at RejuveenMD only takes about 30 minutes. We accept cash and all major credit cards. To prepare for the exam, here's a checklist of things you should bring to the exam (where applicable):

  • Photo identification
  • List of medications from your Doctor, including strength and dosage, for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing aids
  • Copy of your most recent stress test (for heart conditions)
  • Copy of your latest sleep test result (for sleep apnea)
  • If you have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine, your last 30 days usage report
  • If you have sleep apnea and use a dental appliance, please bring in
  • If you are diabetic, your most recent A1C numbers from your doctor
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Got Questions?

If you have any questions about your specific conditions, please give us a call and we'll be happy to tell you what you will need to bring with you. You can also have your doctor fax any information directly to us.

Right before your exam: Make sure you drink a glass of water and come in with a full bladder, as you will have to provide a urine sample.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Dot Exam?

A Dot exam is a Department of Transportation (DOT ) physical examination needed for jobs in this department. A Dot exam can only be done by a licensed “medical examiner.” A licensed “medical examiner” includes doctors of osteopathy (DO), doctors of chiropractic (DC), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of medicine (MD).

What Can A Dot Exam Help?

A Dot exam can help determine if you are fit for a CDL related job. Federal law states that CDL holders must take periodic physical examinations, termed “Department of Transportation Medical Examination”. This exam is given to drivers to make sure they can safely drive a commercial vehicle. This ‘Medical Examiner’s Certificate’ is referred to as a ‘DOT medical card’ by truck drivers and trucking companies. There are certain medical requirements you must pass, according to the US Department of Transportation. These requirements include:

  • Cardiac insufficiency
  • 20/40 vision in each eye
  • Below 160/100 for blood pressure
  • You cannot be using a habit-forming drug such as narcotics or amphetamines
  • Diabetes that is monitored with medication taken orally or diet
  • Blood pressure medication
  • If you had a cardiovascular disease, you must have taken and passed a stress test within the last 12 months.
  • Make sure to tell the examiner of any recent surgeries or injuries that could affect your test results.

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