Frequently Asked Questions About DOT Physical Exams 

FAQ  - DOT Physicals

 

Q: Can any Doctor perform my DOT physical exam?

A: No. A DOT physical must be performed by a FMCSA certified medical examiner.

 

Q: What does the doctor cover during the physical?

A: The physician will check heart, lung, blood pressure, vision screening, hearing test, musculoskeletal exam and urinalysis.

 

Q: Do many people fail?

A: Some people fail, but most pass. The most common reasons someone may fail is because their blood pressure is not under 140/90 or their vision is not at least 20/40.

 

Q: How long does a DOT physical take?

A: It depends on the health of the individual, but normally about 20-30 minutes.

 

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: Please bring your driver's license, a list of prescribed medications and the doctors who prescribed them and a semi-full bladder for the urine test. 

 

Q: Will I get my DOT medical card there?

A: Yes, we will provide this for you. 

 

Q: Can i come to Integrative and Restorative Medical Center for a second opinion?

A: Yes, absolutely. 

 

Q: Do you have same day and walk-in appointments available?

 

A: We do sometimes have same day exams however you will need to call and make and appointment. 

 

Q: How much does a DOT physical cost without insurance?

 

A: We charge the same price with or without insurance. Our DOT physical charge is $75.00 and payment options are cash, credit cards, or checks. 

 

Q: What are you checking for with the urine analysis?

A: The urine test during your DOT physical is a kidney screen that checks for glucose (sugar) and protein in the urine and specific gravity. We do not test for drugs. 

 

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