Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals are medical exams required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for all commercial vehicle drivers.
The purpose of a DOT physical exam is to make sure drivers are physically and mentaly fit to safely drive their vehicles.
When you need a DOT physical, you can only see a health care provider listed on the FMCSA registry. Dr. Pandya is licensed to provide DOT physicals.
All commercial vehicle drivers and drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) need a DOT physical. Commercial drivers include anyone who:
Not all drivers who need a DOT physical have a commercial driver’s license. Different types of CDLs allow drivers to operate specific types of commercial vehicles.
Anyone with a CDL needs a DOT physical to continue to drive their commercial vehicle.
When you schedule your appointment, the team at Floral Park Medical, P.C., and Cross Island Medical provides a list of items you need to bring to your DOT physical. The items may include:
If you have diabetes, the team requests you bring in a copy of your most recent hemoglobin A1C test. For drivers with a heart condition, the team requests you bring in a note from your cardiologist outlining the details of your heart health history.
Dr. Pandya conducts a comprehensive medical exam when you come in for a DOT physical. After reviewing your medical history and checking your vitals, Dr. Pandya performs a complete physical and checks all body systems.
Your DOT physical may also include a urinalysis, which Dr. Pandya uses to screen for kidney problems or diabetes.
Once your physical is complete, Dr. Pandya gives you a DOT medical card, which is valid for 24 months. He may, however, validate your DOT medical card for less than 24 months if he has concerns about a medical condition that he wants to monitor, such as high blood pressure.
Call our offices, or schedule your DOT physical online today.