Things to know about the Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical:
Some medical conditions require that you have an annual DOT physical. If you have a medical condition such as very high blood pressure, you may be required to have physicals every 3 months while undergoing medical treatment to correct or manage the issue.
Many providers offering DOT physicals cannot treat you for any medical issues that may arise. They require that you see your primary care provider for treatment and management. Direct Primary Care Mebane can assess, treat and manage any medical conditions that arise for drivers who are, or who become, members of our practice.
What Does a DOT Physical Consist of?
The health care provider who performs your DOT physical will ask you detailed questions about your medical history, then provide you a full physical and a urinalysis.
Drivers can look over the Official Medical Examination Report 649-F (6045) that your Medical Examiner will fill out and transmit to the DOT after your physical.
How Do You Prepare for a DOT Physical?
You can fill out the driver’s portion of the exam at home if you want to save time on the day of the physical. You will also need to bring: