DOT Physical Exam for CDL Drivers
Driving commercial trucks, buses and other large vehicles is challenging, requiring good physical condition and stamina. One of the ways employers ensure their drivers are up to the task is through a DOT physical exam. The CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) physical exam is required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate commercial vehicles, and the DOT has authorized practicing naturopaths to serve as medical examiners.
How Often Do You Need a Medical Exam?
The CDL Physical Exam determines if drivers have adequate overall physical health and ability to safely drive a commercial vehicle. Drivers are usually required to get a physical every 2 years, but exams can sometimes be required more frequently depending on a number of factors.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Dr. Agisheva will check your vision and hearing to ensure they meet minimum standards. You’ll also be assessed for medical conditions that could influence your ability to operate a bus, truck, or similar vehicle with minimal risk. Disqualifying conditions may include seizure disorders, substance abuse problems, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, and missing limbs. Variances may be requested to have some requirements waived.
Where Are Exams Offered?
Only medical examiners authorized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are authorized to complete the DOT physical exam to meet your CDL medical requirements, and Dr. Jamie Agisheva, ND is so authorized. Depending on the results of your physical, she’s also qualified to provide any naturopathic care needed.
DOT Physical Exams for CDL Drivers
When you need a DOT physical exam to fulfill your work requirements, contact us to schedule an appointment. In addition to physicals and primary care needs, ISM Health patients also enjoy access to the latest bodywork modalities, biofeedback treatments, and IV/vitamin therapies. You’ll like Dr. Agisheva’s personable approach to treating patients, and appreciate her long experience as a naturopathic doctor.
Authorized DOT Physical Exams Provider in Bothell
Serving Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Woodinville, Kirkland, Everett, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Marysville & all North King & South Snohomish Counties