Certified DOT Physical

DOT Physical Mandate

Beginning May 21, 2014, according to federal mandate, certified medical examiners (i.e. the medical professionals performing DOT physicals) must be registered with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). The mission of the NRCME is: to improve highway safety by producing trained certified medical examiners who can effectively determine if a commercial motor vehicle driver’s health meets Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards.

PCOLI Medical Providers are certified to perform these exams.

DOT Exams for CDL Holders

Our clinicians are extremely knowledgeable regarding the highly regulated commercial driving industry, and can be your partner in maintaining DOT compliance.  We assure that only physically capable drivers pass their exams.

Overview of DOT Exam:

The DOT physical is an evaluation of the body and its functions similar in content to an annual physical.  It includes a medical history and lifestyle review.

DOT Exam Requirements

The Department of Transportation requires all Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holders to receive periodic physical examinations, entitled “Department of Transportation Medical Examination,” to ensure the ability of the driver to safely operate a commercial vehicle. The US Department of Transportation sets the following guidelines:

  • CDL holders (Drivers) must have 20/40 correctable vision in each eye. Glasses or contact lenses are permitted.
  • Drivers cannot be a diabetic on needle-injected insulin; diabetes controlled through a diet or oral medication is permitted.
  • A driver’s blood pressure must be under 160/100. Prescription medication to control blood pressure is permitted.
  • Use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any other habit forming drug is not permitted.
  • If a driver has a current diagnosis of cardiac insufficiency, collapse, congestive cardiac failure or any other cardiovascular disease, he/she will be required to provide the Medical Examiner with a stress test (performed within the last 12 months) along with a release from the driver’s physician stating that he/she can drive a commercial motor vehicle without restrictions.

The Department of Transportation also requires clearance for drivers that have been diagnosed with the following conditions: sleep apnea, recent back injury, recent major surgery, a current hernia, or have had recent workers’ compensation claims.

DOT Drug Screening

CDL Drivers are also required to take random drug screens to maintain their license. The required procedure tests for the following: Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates, PCP, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepine, Methadone, Propoxyphene, Alcohol (Urine Test)

Testimonials

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May 17, 2017 Benjamin B
 

Very happy with the service! I've been a patient of Dr PATEL for many years and never had a complaint! They worked with me in every way! I wouldn't want to go anywhere else! I thank you for your service!

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Aug 30, 2017 Marylou L

Long time patient. Everything went great. I was in and out within 1/2 hour.

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Sep 01, 2017 Monique R

For once, on time appointment. I love that!

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Sep 01, 2017 Katherine G

Staff was quick and efficient in getting me in and Dr. Napolitano was thorough and a great doctor.

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Sep 01, 2017 Patrick C

Fast service polite and courteous reception staff as well as the nurses and doctor that I saw

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October 13, 2015 by Fatima O.

Great doctor. Saw me quick and everything.

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She is the coolest Dr's I have ever in my life gone to. I will definately stay her patient forever. Whatever is wrong with you she will look into it. I can't wait to see her next week.

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October 16, 2015 by Mohammed M. (Verified Patient)

I only saw her assistant doctor, he was very professional , very kind and considering person.

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