What To Bring to a DOT Physical Exam

What to bring to a DOT Physical Exam

Please bring the following:

  1.  A picture ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  2. Your current medical certificate (wallet card) if you have one currently.
  3.  List of all your Medications, dosages and prescribing doctors name and contact
    information.

    • Some drugs such as prescribed amphetamines like Adderall (Generic Name:
      amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) for ADHD and others need a letter from
      doctor saying your treatment is safe and effective and you are safe to drive)
    • Please call us at 407-629-5333 if you have a question on a specific medication
      before you come to the clinic.
  4. Corrective lenses (glasses) if needed for eye exam.
  5.  Chronic conditions
    • Medical clearance letter from doctor/specialist for any health condition such as a
      heart condition, recent surgeries and others if needed.
    • Please ask us first about any specific conditions before you come.
    • Diabetes, please bring with you a recent (within 6 six months) A1C report.
    • Compliance report if using a CPAP Machine with letter stating from your doctor
      that treatment is effective and you are safe to drive .
    • Any driver with a chronic medical condition (such as diabetes, sleep apnea, heart
      disease, lung disease, history of blood clots or any other condition treated by the
      primary care physician or specialist) should present with their provider’s recent
      office visit notes, lab results and studies at the time of the DOT physical exam.
  6. Your doctor’s name, phone number and fax number.
  7. Any other special documentation you have needed to present in the past to get your DOT

Medical Certificate.

For best results remember:

  • Urinalysis is required for the DOT physical. Drink plenty of water and be ready to
    provide a urine sample.
  • Refrain from smoking, eating salty foods, drinking sugary drinks or any caffeinated
    drinks like coffee before your examination for best results!

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that interstate commercial motor vehicle
drivers maintain a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate to drive.
The most updated information can always be found at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

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