You won't be disqualified from getting your DOT card if you have high blood pressure, but you are required to keep it under control with medical treatment.
Your eyes will be tested, both separately and together using a Snellen eye chart. You must hace a distant visuals acuity at least 20/40 with or without corrective lenses.
Your ears will be tested for visible signs of scarring or blockage, as well as for holes in your eardrums.
The doctor will check your heart for any erratic beating, murmurs or any unusual sounds.
Examination of the lungs - listening to breathing patterns.
As part of your physical, we will evaluate you on the limitation of movement, tenderness, reflexes, and balance/equilibrium.
Urine sample is not a Drug Test. It is to check for the presence of protein or sugar in your urine. These are important because they could indicate early signs of diabetes or kidney prolblems.
A DOT physical exam is a simple and hassle-free process that involves taking your medical history, performing the exam and filling out all the necessary paperwork. Miami
To provide an idea of your general health and family background, you'll be asked to fill out a brief one-page medical history detailing past illness, diseases that run in your family, and your overall health.
Once you've provided your medical history our team will review the information you've provided, go over any medical conditions you may have, and perform a basic urinalysis test. As part of your exam Dr. Castillo will: measure your height, weigh you, take your blood pressure, test your range of motion, examine your eyes and ears and check your breathing.
The final step in the process is the paperwork. Once your medical history and exam are complete, the office will fill out all the necessary paperwork to process the exam results. When you leave the office, you'll get a copy of the exam to take with you when you get your CDL, and a second copy to give to your company. We'll also keep a scanned copy of the exam in your file at the office. And after all the paperwork has been processed, you'll get your very own DOT medical card to keep with you at all times when you're driving.
A person must have a minimum corrected (with glasses or contacts) visual acuity of 20/50 to qualify for a restricted license (drive with corrective lenses). Drivers withvisual acuity of 20/60 are restricted to daytime driving only. A person with two functional eyes must have a field vision of 140 degrees.
For general vision correction, you are permitted to wear contacts for the vision test part of the DOT medical exam so long as you routinely wear them and are accustomed to wearing them. ... So long as your vision corrects to 20/40, Lasik doesnot disqualify you from passing the DOT physical vision exam.
Medical guidelines according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) A driver with a BP of less than 140 / 90 may be medically certified to drive for a two-year period. If BP of 160-179 systolic and/or a BP of 100-109 diastolic. The driver is given a one-time DOT medical card of three months to reduce his or her blood pressure to less than or equal to 140/90. A driver with a blood pressure in this range is a candidate for antihypertensive drug therapy.
If you are currently taking blood pressure medication, you will be able to certified for 1 year.
It is very common to see people's blood pressure go high when they are in a doctor's office, this is refer as white coat syndrome. let the doctor that you feel that way before your blood pressure is taken. Usually in a situation like this we will take 2 or 3 blood pressure readings at different times during the examination.