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A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a health examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. A DOT physical helps determine if a driver is physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This exam serves to comply with the Michigan Department of Transportation or MDOT and other regulatory requirements.
A certified Medical Examiner needs to perform a DOT physical. These are providers who have specific FMCSA training and are registered on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. However, the medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner's certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a health condition, such as high blood pressure.
A typical DOT physical begins by reviewing your medical history and asking you to list the medications you take on a regular basis. During your physical, your examiner will also:
A typical DOT physical takes about 45 minutes. It's important to have the necessary documentation to make it easier and faster
If the Medical Examiner doesn't find any medical issues, they will issue you a certificate that's valid for 24 months. However, if there is any medical issue that needs to be monitored, they might issue a certificate for a shorter duration, for only six months or a year. At Prognify Urgent Care, we have providers who are certified to perform DOT physicals, and are on top of the latest regulations.
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