If you drive a commercial motor vehicle, or would like to, you’re required by the federal government to get a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. Humble Family Practice is certified to provide the mandated DOT physical. Call the Humble or Atascocita, Texas, office today to schedule your physical, or book an appointment online.
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When you’re driving a large vehicle from town to town or state to state, you’re the most important safety feature of that vehicle. The Department of Transportation has created a set of guidelines that determines whether you’re healthy enough to keep safe on the road. Only licensed medical examiners, like the practitioners at Humble Family Practice, can provide the exam and a valid medical certificate.
The practitioners at Humble Family Practice conduct a thorough examination when you come in for your DOT physical. You can expect the same care and attention that you would expect during your annual physical.
During your physical, your practitioner examines your:
There are also specific areas that need to be covered during the exam to ensure you can safely operate a commercial vehicle. These areas include:
Your practitioner also conducts a urinalysis to assess your risk of diabetes.
For your practitioner to provide an accurate assessment of your health, you need to provide certain documents. This may include:
specialist-referrals: If you have a heart condition, you need to provide your DOT examiner with a note from your cardiologist stating that your heart health won’t interfere with your ability to drive safely.
A DOT medical certificate is valid for two years. If you need a renewal, a practitioner at Humble Family Practice can provide the necessary medical exam to renew your certificate.
If you need a DOT physical, call Humble Family Practice, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.