These physicals are required by FAMSHA and the Department of Transportation for anybody with a Commercial Driver’s License (or CDL). Standard regulations obligate drivers to get a physical either yearly or once every two years. These exams help ensure their own safety as well as the safety of other drivers on the road. Omnis Integrative Medicine uses certified medical examiners to administer DOT physicals to fully comply with regulations.
The certified medical examiner will review a detailed health history and review vital signs. They will listen to the patient’s heart and lungs, and examine his or her abdomen and skin. Vision, hearing and other exams will be performed as well.
To ensure your exam and certification are expedited, patients should call us to schedule an appointment and gather paperwork and health history information including the following:
Please review our DOT Physical Requirements for a full list of conditions that may require additional tests and information from you.
Please review the following requirements and be prepared to provide additional history and documentation as needed:
Your blood pressure MUST BE below 140/90 on the day of your exam or you may not qualify for certification.
If you have diabetes type I and require insulin, you may receive certification, but are prohibited from driving a CMV unless you obtain a Diabetes Exemption (see fmcsa.dot.gov for instructions).
Please be prepared to provide:
Current sleep apnea patients will need a compliance report printed out from the company who rents your CPAP machine to you. If, at the time of your exam, risk factors for sleep apnea are identified, you may be given a shorter certification period and may be required to obtain a sleep study prior to your next recertification.
If you’ve suffered a heart attack, had an angioplasty or have had stents implanted, please be prepared to provide the following:
Bring recent INR and clearance letter from your prescribing doctor.
Please be prepared to bring:
You must not be taking any seizure medications, and you must be seizure free for five years. You cannot be certified if you are on medications for an active seizure disorder. Please bring a letter from your neurologist (brain and nerve specialist) outlining your medical history, current medications, and stating that you are fit to drive a commercial vehicle from a neurological standpoint.
Bring an overview of the injury from your physician, and if you have any work restrictions due to the injury, you may need a Skilled Performance Examination in order to qualify.
If you have a chronic medical condition requiring ongoing medication, please provide a letter from your primary care physician or prescribing physician that states:
You will not be certified if you are taking methadone, Suboxone, or long-acting or transdermal narcotic medications. Any sedating or sleeping medications will need a note and medical records from your treating physician regarding safety of driving a DOT vehicle while taking these medications. Anti-anxiety or depression medication will require a letter from the prescribing physician indicating you are on a stable dose and free of side effects.