It is mandatory under federal guidelines for Commercial Driving License (CDL) applicants to pass DOT or Department of Transportation health exam. The Charlotte DOT exam aims to check the physical and mental capability of a commercial driver. Along with a physical examination, a written and road skill test is also mandatory.
The exam form can be filled out on line and printed. Please bring the printed form with you to the exam. DOT medical exam form.
At Tebby Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Clinic, we are dedicated to serving the local communities in and around North Carolina with exceptional health services. We are proud to offer a convenient and reliable DOT Physical location for quick and efficient processing of DOT certifications.
We welcome drivers requiring a DOT Exam to our clinic located at 8415 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226. Our commitment to your convenience is reflected in our no-appointment-necessary policy, ensuring that your needs are met promptly.
Our medical professionals, certified by the FMCSA, are highly skilled and equipped to perform DOT Physicals, adhering to all the necessary guidelines and standards. For any queries or specific requirements, feel free to contact us at 704-541-7111. Our DOT certified providers are always ready to assist you.
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Check List For DOT Physical Exam Charlotte North Carolina:
• Physical disability if any.
• Diabetic status whether on insulin or oral drugs.
• Latest Cardiovascular status with no fresh symptoms related to heart disease.
• No medical history of respiratory dysfunction.
• No established medical history on muscular or vascular diseases.
• No clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or related disorders.
• No mental or psychiatric disorder.
• Visual acuity within prescribed limits.
• Extent of hearing disability confirmed by audiometric and other tests.
• No current clinical diagnosis of alcoholism.
• No addiction to amphetamine, a narcotic, or other habit-forming drugs.
Certified DOT Medical Examiners
Both Dr. Tebby and Dr. Byrd are certified DOT medical examiners and both be found in the FMCSA registry. They are available to perform DOT physicals Monday through Saturday. We do accept walk-ins, but those with appointments will be served first.
Understanding the DOT Physical Exam Process
The Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam is a critical step for commercial drivers to ensure they meet the necessary health standards for safely operating commercial vehicles. This comprehensive exam assesses a range of health factors, including vision, hearing, blood pressure, and overall physical fitness. By undergoing a thorough evaluation, drivers can address any health concerns that may impact their driving capabilities, ensuring the safety of themselves and others on the road.
The Importance of DOT Physicals for Public Safety
DOT physicals play a pivotal role in maintaining public safety on our roadways. By ensuring that commercial drivers are in optimal health, these exams help prevent accidents caused by medical conditions that could impair a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. These rigorous health standards are designed to protect not only the drivers but also other road users, making them an essential requirement for anyone looking to pursue a career in commercial driving.
TIPS FOR PASSING YOUR DOT EXAMINATION:
If you are diabetic, please bring a list of all your medications and your blood sugar or hemoglobin A1C1 results.
**UPDATE REGARDING INSULIN-TREATED DIABETES MELLITUS (ITDM)**
Effective November 19, 2018 ITDM patients will no longer be required to apply for the waiver program. Please down load MCSA-5870, have your treating physician fill out the form PRIOR to your evaluation and bring the COMPLETED form to your evaluation. Under the new rules, you may be eligible for a certificate up to 12 months.
The original article can be found on the FMSCA website.
if you have had a heart attack or have any cardiovascular disease, please bring a copy of your most recent stress test AND a list of all your medications.
High blood pressure:
Please bring a list of all medications and the prescribing doctor’s name and telephone number. Please make sure that you take your medication on a regular basis and cut back on caffeine, salt, soda and nicotine intake prior to your exam.
If you suffer from sleep apnea or use a CPAP machine, please bring a copy of your latest sleep study and the print out from your CPAP machine demonstrating 70% compliance.
Please bring a list of all medications and the prescribing doctor’s name and telephone number.
If you wear glasses for any reason, please bring those along to the exam.
To help minimize your time on our office, please download and fill out this DOT exam form which you can find here. If you cannot download it, we have copies in the office, please arrive 15 minutes earlier to fill out the paper work.
Medications Requiring Limited Certification (one year or less):
- Warfarin (cardiovascular disease)
- Antidepressants: Pristiq, Cymbalta, Effexor, Effexor XR, Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Prozac Weekly, Sarafem, Paxil, Paxil CR, Zoloft
- Antipsychotics: Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Saphris, Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis, Seroquel, Seroquel XR, Risperdal, Risperdal M-Tabs, Geodon, Symbyax, Nardil, ESAM, Parnate
Note: The medications listed above require a safety letter from the driver’s Primary Medical Provider indicating the prescribed medication is tolerated and no side effects interfere with driving a commercial motor vehicle.
DOT Physical Q & A
- What is a DOT Physical Exam?
- Answer: A DOT physical exam is a health examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial vehicle drivers. The exam ensures that a driver is physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a commercial vehicle safely.
- What does the DOT Physical Include?
- Answer: The DOT physical includes a review of your medical history, a thorough physical examination including a vision and hearing test, blood pressure check, urinalysis, and an assessment of your ability to manage and endure the physical demands of driving a commercial vehicle.
- How Long is a DOT Medical Card Valid?
- Answer: A DOT medical card is typically valid for up to two years. However, if a medical condition requires monitoring, the medical examiner may issue the card for a shorter period.
- Do I Need to Bring Anything to My DOT Exam?
- Answer: You should bring a valid photo ID, your eyeglasses or contact lenses if you use them, a list of current medications, and information about any medical conditions or previous surgeries. If you have specific medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, bring relevant medical records or a letter from your doctor.
- What Happens if I Fail the DOT Exam?
- Answer: If you fail the DOT exam, it means you don’t currently meet the physical requirements to drive a commercial vehicle. You may be given a temporary disqualification and instructions on what steps to take next. This might include treatment for a medical condition, followed by a re-examination.
Our team, led by healthcare professionals with extensive experience in occupational health, is fully certified to perform DOT physicals in accordance with the latest federal guidelines. Each member of our staff brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the specific health standards required for commercial drivers. By showcasing their qualifications, such as specific certifications in occupational health, years of experience in the field, and ongoing training to stay abreast of the latest regulations, we assure our patients of the highest standards of care and expertise. This information can be highlighted on our website through dedicated sections like ‘Meet Our Team’, where we can share detailed professional backgrounds, or through a ‘Why Choose Us’ section that emphasizes our commitment to excellence and reliability in conducting DOT physicals.
Furthermore, to underscore the trust and reliability that Tebby Clinic offers, we can include patient testimonials and case studies that reflect our successful track record in helping commercial drivers meet their health and certification requirements. These testimonials can serve as real-world examples of how our expertise positively impacts the lives and careers of our patients. Additionally, engaging in community outreach programs and sharing insights on occupational health through blogs and social media can further establish our authority and thought leadership in the field. By doing so, we not only demonstrate our deep expertise in conducting DOT physicals but also build a stronger connection with our audience, fostering trust and confidence in our services. This approach not only addresses the immediate needs of our patients but also contributes to a broader understanding of the importance of health and safety in the transportation industry.
If you are taking any of the following prescription medications, bring the actual prescription bottles with you to your DOT exam: Ambien (zolpidem), anxiolytics such as Alprazolam, lorazepam, Xanax, and pain medications such as hydrocodone/APAP, Vicodin, gabapentin, tramadol, or oxycodone. These medications will require the prescribing physician to sign off on the medication and you can download the form here PRIOR to your visit and bring the completed form to your exam so there will be no delay in obtaining your DOT health card.
• Same day appointments
Walk ins accepted
Once you have completed your DOT physical, you will find instructions on how to submit your DOT physical to the North Carolina DMV.
Call and make your appointment 704-541-7111 and avoid the wait!
DOT and non-DOT exams are: $70.00.
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