How to Prepare for Your DOT Physical

How to Prepare for Your DOT Physical

If you operate a commercial vehicle, you will need to pass a federally required Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. The test establishes your physical, mental, and emotional health, all of which are essential for the stressful and impactful job of operating large commercial vehicles. At High Rock Internal Medicine, we're here to support you in passing this exam. Here's what you should do to prepare for your DOT physical.

Before your physical:

On exam day:

What to bring:

If you have pre-existing conditions, bring your medical documentation with you to the physical. We'll review your medical history and ask about medications you take, so make sure you have that information as well. Here's a list of conditions that may require additional paperwork:

Keep a positive attitude! Anxiety about the physical can raise your blood pressure. The exam will be minimally invasive, so there's no reason to be concerned. You have the right to a second opinion if you don't pass, and you should be clear if you are looking for one if you're initially disqualified.

Several of our team members here at High Rock Internal Medicine are qualified to perform the DOT exam and qualify you for your Commercial Driver's License (CDL). We should be able to see you promptly and may be even be able to accommodate same-day appointments. To schedule a DOT physical exam at our Lexington, North Carolina office, call or book online now.

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