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DOT Physicals

Acquire your Department of Transportation (DOT) physical without the hassle. Keep your paperwork and medical records up to date with our practice. 

At the Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic in New Albany, Mississippi, several of our physicians are licensed medical examiners for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. Schedule a DOT physical today by booking an appointment online or calling our practice.

What Is A DOT Physical?

Anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle is mandated by federal law to take a DOT physical exam. This physical ensures that drivers don’t have medical conditions that could interfere with their ability to safely and responsibly operate a commercial motor vehicle. 

DOT requires up-to-date medical records. As such you can expect to have a DOT physical every two years for your commercial driver’s license.

When Do I Need A DOT Physical? 

Drivers operating a commercial vehicle, whether it’s a car or a truck, are required by federal law to take the DOT physical. You are required to take the physical if:

  • You drive a vehicle that carries more than nine passengers
  • You drive a vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds 
  • You drive a vehicle that transports hazardous materials 

DOT physicals are federally mandated and will serve as a certification of your fitness to complete the job for your employer. 

How Do I Prepare For My Appointment?

DOT physicals aren’t complicated; they don’t involve anything more than the usual exams and tests. Before your appointment, take note of information such as:

  • List of medications and supplements you are taking
  • Your regular doctors and specialists, especially if you normally don’t check in at IM&PC 
  • Prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids 
  • Recent lab results for diabetes and similar disorders 
  • Letter from a cardiologist if you have a heart condition 
  • Letter from a sleep specialist if you have a sleep disorder 

What Should I Expect During A DOT Physical? 

The DOT physical will be the same as any wellness check you’ve done before. Our practice will be providing the necessary paperwork and certification that confirms you’re a qualified driver. 

During the exam, one of our team members will check for your blood pressure and perform diagnostics and tests including blood work to identify any diseases or disorders that might interfere with your capability to drive. A complete urinalysis checking for drug and alcohol use will also be included.

Get your DOT physical done without the hassle. Book an appointment with Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic to get your medical paperwork sorted immediately.

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