DOT Physical Basics: What Is a DOT Physical Exam? Where are DOT Physical Exam Locations Near Me?
The biggest key to the safety of the roads we drive is the fitness of the drivers sharing that road. This pertains to you and others. It is the responsibility of every person who operates a vehicle and travels a roadway to ensure their ability to do so safely—for themselves and for others.
This is one of the things that makes the DOT physical and DOT physicals so important and something we take seriously at our Miami DOT physical locations.
However, someone who drives professionally must not only bear this duty, but has an additional responsibility to his or her employer as well. One who drives professionally for another company or business represents that entity when on the road. Therefore, this means the company employing the driver must be diligent in who it chooses to employ.
What is a DOT Physical Exam?
According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the DOT physical exam is…
“The Department of Transportation physical exam you take for your medical certificate confirms that you are healthy enough to safely perform the demanding job of a CMV driver and keep our Nation’s roads safe.”
Who can perform a DOT Physical Exam?
A DOT physical must be done by a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. This includes a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician’s Assistants (PA), Advanced Practice Nurses (APN), and Doctors of Chiropractic (DC).
What does a DOT physical consist of? What is a DOT physical?
If you’re wondering – what does a DOT physical consist of, we’ve got the answer. A DOT physical exam can be viewed as a “medical fitness for duty” exam. Expect to begin the exam with your physical and mental history and current state. Then, the CDL DOT-physical examiner, Dr. Dean Zusmer DC, will conduct a general physical to determine a driver is capable and healthy enough to complete the duties required in commercial driving. The specific standards are set out by the FMCSA.
Where can I get a DOT physical exam near me?
At Miami Accident Center, we offer the full DOT-physical exam. The entire exam is quick and easy and the certificate is good for 24 months unless there are issues that need to be monitored. In that case, the DOT medical certification may be shorter than 24 months. In any case, we promise to serve your DOT physical needs quickly and efficiently.
Dr. Dean Zusmer, DC has many office locations throughout Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties. At every location we offer chiropractic services along with CDL Medical Exam & DOT Physical exams. Although recommended, no appointment is necessary for your DOT-physical exam. By calling ahead, we offer No-Wait Same-Day CDL physical exams, Same-Day CDL medical cards upon exam completion and provide free valet parking. Contact us and we will get the ball rolling to get you on the road… fast.
Contact Dr. Dean Zusmer today to set up your DOT Physical Exam Near Me at any of our locations!
National Registry Of Certified Medical Examiners #8668616912.
Additional locations throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.