If you operate a commercial vehicle, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires you to pass a head-to-toe physical exam. George Tsibu, NP-C, and his team of experienced primary care providers will provide comprehensive DOT physicals at Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC, a family and primary care practice in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online to book your DOT physical exam.
A DOT physical is a comprehensive exam you must undergo if you operate a commercial vehicle, such as a truck. Commercial drivers are “safety-sensitive” employees, meaning their decisions can affect their safety and others on the road. DOT physicals ensure you’re physically and mentally healthy enough to drive heavy machinery.
At Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC, the team values your time and budget. They strive to maintain low wait times and offer DOT physicals for $100. Your DOT medical examiner can also serve as your primary care provider, addressing any acute or chronic conditions you may have.
DOT physicals determine a person’s fitness for operating commercial vehicles, ensuring they have the mental and physical ability to drive safely. A routine physical exam focuses on your health, with an emphasis on disease and illness prevention.
While you must pass a DOT physical every two years, the Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC team recommends visiting for a routine physical once a year. A DOT physical doesn’t replace your annual exam.
When you visit for a DOT physical, you must bring two forms of identification and satisfy the medical eligibility requirements, which include presenting a valid medical examination card.
A DOT physical includes several components, such as:
Your blood pressure refers to the force of blood against your artery walls. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of stroke, heart disease, and other serious chronic diseases.
Commercial drivers must hear at a “forced whisper” from at least five feet away without assisted hearing devices. Testing your hearing ensures you meet the requirements to operate a commercial vehicle.
All DOT drivers must have 20/40 vision and a field vision of at least 70 degrees peripheral in the horizontal meridian of each eye.
The physical exam assesses your eyes, ears, nose and throat, lungs and heart, abdomen, and spine to determine your physical health and fitness.
Urinalysis helps the team test for underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or kidney disease.
Call Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about DOT physical exams.