DOT Physicals

DOT Physicals services offered in Lutherville-Timonium, MD

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires comprehensive physicals to obtain a commercial driver’s license. At ProTelix Health Clinic, the team offers DOT physicals and completes all the paperwork necessary. If you have any complications, they can also help with follow-up visits. Contact the office in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, by phone or online today to schedule a DOT physical.

DOT Physicals (Department Of Transportation) Q & A

Why would I need a DOT physical?

The Department of Transportation requires all drivers of commercial vehicles to be in good health. A DOT physical is a condition of acquiring a commercial driver’s license.

The physical is a comprehensive physical exam required by the DOT that ensures you’re healthy enough to perform your job duties safely. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months.

How should I prepare for a DOT physical?

Make sure you have all the necessary paperwork and identification for your visit. Arrive at ProTelix Health Clinic with:

  1. Your current driver’s license
  2. All your current medications
  3. Photo ID
  4. All your past and present medical conditions
  5. Recent lab results if you have diabetes
  6. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids if you wear them
  7. A letter from a primary doctor or specialist for recent illnesses or conditions
  8. Form of payment

Without this documentation, the practice cannot promise that your visit will run smoothly.

What happens during DOT physicals?

During a DOT physical, you undergo the following:

Review of your medical history

Your provider carefully examines your medical history, including lifestyle habits, personal and family history of disease, medications, and unusual symptoms.

Physical exam

The physical exam portion of a DOT includes an evaluation of your eyes, ears, throat, nose, breathing, abdomen, heart, limbs, spine, reflexes, and overall appearance to look for signs of (or rule out) some medical issues.

Relevant screening tests

Your provider collects your basic vitals, such as your pulse, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, weight, and height. You may need a blood or urine test to check for diabetes and other health problems.

Your provider also checks your vision and hearing. If they find anything during these checks, they may refer you to a specialist for prescription changes in contact lenses, glasses, or hearing aids.

How do I process a DOT physical?

If you’re in good health, your provider fills out the required paperwork and gives you a copy for your records. You submit these to your employer or the agency processing your commercial driver’s license. If you have a health problem, your provider offers treatment or refers you to a specialist to get the treatment necessary to pass your next physical.

Are you due for a DOT physical? Book an appointment at ProTelix Health Clinic. Call or use this website to schedule online today.