DOT Physicals

DOT Physicals

DOT Physicals services offered in Rancho Vistoso, Oro Valley, AZ

If you’re applying for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or a license renewal, you need a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical from a certified medical examiner. At Desert Lotus Clinic, experienced family nurse practitioner Nadia Poon-Woo, FNP-BC, provides comprehensive DOT physicals that meet federal requirements. Nadia spends quality time assessing your mental, emotional, and physical health to ensure you can safely operate a tractor trailer or other commercial vehicle. Call the Oro Valley, Arizona office to schedule DOT physicals or book an appointment online.

DOT Physicals Q & A

What are DOT physicals?

DOT physicals are health exams to ensure you are healthy enough to operate a commercial vehicle safely. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) commercial motor vehicle certification process requires the physical.

Desert Lotus Clinic offers DOT physicals in the office. Nadia is a certified DOT medical examiner and has completed the necessary training to conduct the physical. She provides the certificate and other medical documentation you need for your commercial driver’s license (CDL).

When should I schedule a DOT physical?

You should schedule a DOT physical as part of your registration process for a CDL. The DOT physicals at Desert Lotus Clinic also satisfy the requirements for CDL renewals.

Please schedule a DOT physical in a timely manner to avoid losing your CDL.

What happens during a DOT physical?

During your DOT physical at Desert Lotus Clinic, Nadia provides a comprehensive exam to evaluate your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Your physical starts with a review of your medical history. Nadia also assesses many aspects of your health, including your:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Heart rate
  • Lung function
  • Nervous system
  • Spine health
  • Muskuloskeletal function
  • Vision

She also checks your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin for issues indicating any underlying medical condition that may interfere with your ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.

What can I expect after a DOT physical?

After your DOT physical is complete, Nadia issues you a medical examiner’s certificate (MEC) if you’re in good overall health and don’t have health conditions that interfere with the operation of a commercial vehicle.

If you don’t pass your DOT physical, Nadia will discuss your exam results and recommend any treatments you need for an existing health condition. For instance, if you have unmanaged diabetes, you may need to start treatment to get the disease under control before you can schedule another DOT physical.

When you need treatment for acute or chronic conditions that affect your ability to drive a commercial vehicle, Nadia can provide a customized care plan to manage it through the office’s primary care services and the online telehealth platform.

Call Desert Lotus Clinic to schedule a DOT physical or book an appointment online today.