If you operate a commercial vehicle, you’ll likely need a DOT physical. At North Moore Family Practice, Vonda Reives, FNP-C, and Kristin Hockersmith, FNP, are certified DOT medical examiners. They provide the community of Robbins, North Carolina, with this exceptional service to ensure the health and safety of those operating large vehicles and the community around them. To schedule a DOT physical, call the office in Robbins today or book an appointment on the website.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is necessary if you drive a commercial vehicle. The purpose of the exam is to make sure you’re physically, mentally, and emotionally stable enough to drive large vehicles.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the governing body that requires DOT physicals for commercial drivers. You’re required to have a DOT physical if you:
The goal of the exam is to ensure the safety of the driver and the public as a form of preventive care. You’ll need to complete a DOT physical once every 24 months.
The DOT physical exam is very detailed and involves both a hands-on exam and a review of your medical history. Every area of your body is examined to assess for any issues. Other tests performed at your DOT physical include:
You’ll be asked if you take any medications, recently had surgery, or if you’re experiencing any other health issues. The team also asks you about substance abuse, smoking, and alcohol consumption.
You’ll be evaluated for any current symptoms or problems that you’re currently experiencing. That gives the team a good idea of your overall health and physical wellness.
The best thing you can do before your DOT physical is to get all of your paperwork and medical information together. That means collecting your medical information pertinent to your health. Preparation tips include:
The most important thing is to be honest with the team about any issues, mentally or physically, that you’re experiencing. Not only is your health a priority, but the health of those in the community where you’re driving as well.
When you’re driving a large vehicle, preventive care is essential to your overall health. It’s also important to every other driver that shares the road with you.
To book a DOT physical with one of the providers, call the office in Robbins, North Carolina, today, or schedule an appointment on the website.