Department of Transportation (D.O.T) Physical Exam

DOT Physical Exam :  Dr. Richardson and Dr. Fowler are Certified Medical Examiners by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to perform Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals for individuals or companies with Commercial Drivers License (CDL) needs.

All drivers (interstate or intrastate) are mandated by the Federal government to successfully pass a medical examination performed by a Certified Medical Examiner (CME) prior to operating a commercial motor vehicle. These physical exams follow a rigid protocol laid out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

What is in a DOT physical exam?

After going over your medical history and current medications with you, your CME will perform the following exams:

  • Check your blood pressure
  • Examine your ears
  • Perform a vision test
  • Look at your mouth and throat for problems breathing or swallowing
  • Perform a neurological exam
  • Check for spine deformities
  • Listen to your heart and lungs
  • Conduct urinalysis
  • Perform a hernia check
  • Press on your abdomen to check for abnormalities

As different health conditions can affect the outcome of the exam, Crimson Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa strongly encourages drivers coming in for D.O.T. physical examinations to bring a list of current medications along with relevant medical records related to cardiac or neurologic health issues for the Certified Medical Examiner Doctors to review.

We are conveniently located near Mid-Town close to the interstate just behind TCBY. No appointment necessary. Parking available. We offer quick service at reasonable prices. Call Today to set up your appointment at 205-345-2009.

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