If your job is deemed safety-sensitive by the Department of Transportation (DOT), you’re required to undergo a DOT physical exam in order to begin or continue working. Phylis Muthee, NP, and the experienced team at Ezzia Healthcare PLLC perform the required DOT exams to ensure you're fit enough to drive a commercial vehicle. To schedule your DOT physical, call the office in Everett, Washington, or request an appointment online today.
A DOT physical is a physical examination that determines whether or not you’re physically capable of safely driving your commercial or another safety-sensitive vehicle. Your DOT exam follows strict guidelines set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and can only be conducted by licensed medical examiners like the team at Ezzia Healthcare PLLC.
To maintain your commercial driver’s license (CDL), your DOT physical needs to be updated every 24 months or sooner if you have a medical condition that benefits from regular medical monitoring, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
If it’s time for your DOT exam or you need to complete your DOT exam to get your CDL, contact Ezzia Healthcare PLLC to schedule an appointment.
The team at Ezzia Healthcare PLLC provides specific instructions on the items you need to bring to your DOT exam. If you’re missing any of the required items, the team may not issue your DOT certificate or may need to reschedule your exam.
The items you may need to bring to your DOT exam include:
If you have diabetes, the team may request that you provide a copy of your most recent hemoglobin A1C test. If you have a heart condition, they may ask that you bring in records from your cardiologist that provide information about your diagnosis, medical history, and medications, as well as a statement that indicates your condition won’t affect the safety of your work.
Your DOT physical is a comprehensive evaluation, but you should not view it as an annual physical exam. During your exam, the team:
After your exam, Ezzia Healthcare PLLC issues your DOT certificate so you can obtain or renew your license. If you don’t pass your DOT exam, the team outlines the reasons why and provides recommendations on the steps you need to take to improve health and reduce safety risks, which may include medication to control health conditions such as diabetes, ophthalmological problems, or hearing deficits.
The FMCSA requires DOT physicals. To schedule your exam, call Ezzia Healthcare PLLC or request an appointment online today.