In compliance with DOT regulations, each CMV driver should pass a DOT physical exam every two years to validate their DOT medical certificate and maintain their commercial drivers license. A DOT physical exam confirms a driver is healthy enough to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely. According to the FMCSA, DOT physicals should be performed by a certified medical examiner. FastMed is staffed with certified physicians to assist you!
Need a Certified Medical Examiner for your DOT Physical? Here is What you Should Know:
- To be certified, a medical examiner must be recognized by the FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
- To maintain their certification, medical examiners are required to complete routine training every 5 years and must pass an exam every 10 years.
- During a DOT physical, a medical examiner may check your vision, hearing, blood pressure and pulse, blood sugar, and alcohol levels.
- Many companies require a drug screening as part of the physical. A drug screening looks for drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines/methamphetamines, and phencyclidine in your system.
- If you have any preexisting conditions, a medical examiner may choose to further evaluate your medical history to confirm you are fit to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
- A driver may choose where to get his/her DOT physical as long as it is with a certified medical examiner.
- If you have a physician in mind, but are unsure if they are certified to perform a DOT physical, you can find out by visiting the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website or just stop into any FastMed clinic for a certified examiner to perform the exam!
With FastMed’s medical professionals, finding a certified medical examiner for your DOT physical is simple. Open day and night, weekends and holidays, FastMed’s goal is to be the most convenient and affordable option for anyone seeking DOT physicals and other healthcare services.