Commercial driver license applicants can come to Miami Accident Center for the required examination.  As authorized medical examiners, we assess whether you meet medical eligibility requirements.   While most people pass the examination, in the instance that you do not, we can offer coaching, treatment, and advice, plus re-examination in the future. Miami Accident Center regularly performs the driver license Miami CDL medical examination. Since it can be difficult to understand what the requirements are, we provided a list of what to bring to your DOT physical exam:

All drivers For DOT Physical Exam

  • Bring a complete list of ALL of your medications, including the doses and your doctors’ names and addresses

Drivers who have high blood pressure

  • Your blood pressure MUST be below 140/90 on the day of your exam or you may not qualify for a DOT card

Drivers who require eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids

  • Bring your glasses, contacts, or hearing aids: You will be required to pass a vision and hearing test

Drivers who have diabetes

  • Your blood sugar should be controlled
  • Bring the most recent results of a lab test called a Hemoglobin A1C (HgAIC) and your blood sugar logs or other records related to your diabetes

Drivers who have nighttime sleep disturbance (sleep apnea) and use a CPAP machine

  • Bring a reading from your machine documenting your proper use of the machine; a letter from your sleep specialist may also be required
  • Bring at least 90 days of data, but data from the past year is best

Drivers who have heart-related issues, (including the use of stent, valve replacement, pacemaker, open-heart surgery, cardiac bypass surgery, or heart attack)

  • At minimum, bring a letter from your cardiologist (heart specialist) that outlines your medical history and current medications and indicates you are safe to drive a DOT vehicle
  • You may also need to bring the results of a recent stress test, ECHO cardiogram, or other testing completed within the past 6 months.

Drivers who are taking any medications that may cause sedation or sleepiness or controlled substances

  • You will most likely need a note and medical records from your treating physician regarding the safety of driving a DOT vehicle while using these medications

Get your DOT Physical Exam and Medical Card today. No Wait. Call 305.389.9040 now!

Dr. Dean M. Zusmer, Chiropractor Miami is Certified by the National Registry Of Certified Medical Examiners: Registry #8668616912

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