Professional drivers must pass a DOT physical examination that has been performed by a Certified Medical Examiner. Unlike regular physicals, a DOT physical is focused on confirming that there are no medical conditions preventing you from safely operating a vehicle. Your examination will typically include:
- Visual acuity and color discernment assessments
- Blood pressure evaluation
- Urine tests
- Hearing tests
- Physical evaluation
In some cases, more testing might be necessary to make absolutely sure you have the physical capacity to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
For your convenience, all PhysicianOne Urgent Care providers are Certified Medical Examiners for the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
In an ongoing effort to increase the safety of our roads and highways, the Department of Transportation recently added new requirements to their medical certification process. Now, all examining providers must be registered and certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
But don’t worry: PhysicianOne Urgent Care centers have providers on staff that are certified by the FMCSA to perform these mandatory physicals.
For a commercial driver, this means you can anticipate lower costs and flexible scheduling when arranging your physical at any of our PhysicianOne Urgent Care centers.