D.O.T. Examinations

Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals are a requirement for people who operate commercial vehicles. These physicals ensure that no unsafe person is operating a commercial vehicle.

What should you expect in a DOT examination?

Dr. Bakare will review a variety of health items, taking into account any previous conditions or disabilities. He will also perform a number of tests during the physical to determine if you can safely operate a commercial vehicle. Below is what to expect as part of the DOT physical:

  • Review health history
  • Pulse and blood pressure check
  • Perform a urine
  • Perform a throrough physical exam to include:
    • Vision test
    • General observance of physical appearance
    • Examination of eyes, throat, mouth and ears
    • Heart and lungs function through listening to both
    • Spinal deformitites check
    • Neurological examination
    • Abdomen check for abnormalities
    • Hernia check
  • Complete the Medical Examination Certificate

You need to bring the following to your appointment

  • Curren DMV Driver's License & CDL Driver's License
  • Bring all medical records with you for conditions such as diabetes, cardiac disease, sleep disorders, neurological conditions, etc. If you take medications for pain, psychiatric conditions, attention deficit disorder, or smoking cessation for example, bring a letter from your treating doctor.
  • Bring a list of your current medications as well as the name and contact number of the doctor who prescribed them.
  • Eyeglasses? Contact lenses? Hearing aid? Whichever you use.
  • Complete the Driver Information and Health History sections of the Medical Examination Report form. Don't forget to sign and date the form
  • Payment is due at time of visit. Gate City Primary Care Center does not accept insurance for DOT physicals.

DOT Physicals by Licensed Provider. Our Exam meets DOT and FMSCA Requirements.