dot certification

As of May 12, 2014, CDL or DOT physicals can only be done by providers who have completed training and testing to be a Certified Medical Examiner. K+Stat plans that all regular providers will be Certified Medical Examiners by this date. If you are being seen on the weekend or evening, please call first to make sure the provider(s) on duty will be able to complete your exam. New rules are stricter and exams will be more intensive than in the past, so prepare to undress for your exam and for more questioning. Certified Medical Examiners are responsible for determining medical fitness for duty, not diagnosing and treating medical conditions. National criteria are in place for who can and cannot drive. If you are disqualified at one facility for a CDL physical, you will not be able to go elsewhere and become certified. If you have ANY health conditions, take any daily medications, have been in the hospital or ER over the last year, have had surgery in the last 5 years, wear glasses or contacts or use hearing aid(s), please print out the appropriate forms before you visit AND the K+Stat DOT checklist. For some conditions, you will need to print additional forms and have those completed prior to your visit.

 

For general information for drivers and drivers who are on medications, please click here.

 

Click here for the CDL physical form. Print and complete page one prior to your exam. 

 

Click here to print the CDL certificate. Please print this out and bring with you to your exam. This is the form that you need to carry with you at all times when driving for work. 

 

DOT Checklist:  Print this checklist off and bring with you to your DOT physical. Complete requirements prior to your visit if you wear glasses or contacts, hearing aid(s), take any medication or have any chronic health conditions.

 

If you have a history of MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, HEART ATTACKPACEMAKER, STENTS, ANGINA, CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE, IRREGULAR HEART RHYTHM, ANEURYSM, or other HEART DISEASE print this DOT Cardiology form prior to your visit and have your cardiologist complete and supply any requested information or test results.  If you have had an EKG within the last two years, bring a copy of that to your visit. You may need an EKG at the time of your visit; the charge for this is not included in the DOT physical charge. 

 

If you have DIABETES print this DOT Diabetes form and have it completed by the physician who manages your diabetes prior to your visit. We will need a copy of your blood sugar log and your most recent (within 6 months) hemoglobin A1C value. Please note that if you are on insulin, we will not be able to certify you at this facility. You may need a blood sugar at the time of you visit; the charge for this is not included in your DOT physical charge. 

 

If you have a history of STROKE, TIA, SEIZURE, or TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY print this DOT Neurology form and have it completed by your neurolgist. Bring any additional requested information to your appointment. 

 

If you have a diagnosis or ADD or ADHD or take a daily stimulant print this DOT ADD/ADHD form and have it completed by the provider who is managing your condition prior to your visit. Please bring in any additional required information. 

 

If you are a SMOKER, have ASTHMA or COPD: 
As of May 21, 2014, spirometry will be required on all drivers who are 35 years of age or older and smoke.  In addition, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners recommmends spirometry on drivers with a history of any specific lung disease or for those with symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness or wheezing.  K-Stat will do spirometry on all smokers over age 35 and most drivers with chronic lung disease like asthma or COPD.  The charge for this is $85 and is in addition to the charge for the DOT exam.  If your employer is paying for your exam, they may or may not pay for this additional testing.  Unless your employer has told us otherwise, you will be responsible for paying this additional fee at the time of your exam.    Please prepare for an additional 30 minutes for this testing.  Only nurses and assistants who have completed training will be able to perform spirometry.  We cannot guarantee that this service will be available evenings and weekends. 

 

If you have SLEEP APNEA: bring a letter from the physician managing this condition that your condition is stable and does not pose any risk to driving. This must include the date of your last visit and must be current within one year. If you are on CPAP, you must bring in a current use log. You can have the company that manages your CPAP machine prepare this log for you. If you had surgery for correction of sleep apnea, you must bring a letter from the surgeon noting the condition is resolved. This should include the date you were last seen by them and your weight at that visit. 

 

*Please note, this list covers only the most common health conditions. If you have other health problems or recent surgery, you may need to provide additional information. You may call us prior to your visit to see what documentation you will need to have completed prior to your visit. Failure to provide necessary documentation may mean we are not able to certify you for driving at the time you are seen. You may be asked to return at a later date at an additional charge to you. If you fail to pass your exam due to misrepresentation or a disqualifying medical condition, you will still be responsible for paying for your DOT physical. 

K+STAT is committed to meeting the urgent care needs of the community by offering prompt, courteous, high-quality, professional medical care with extended hours at an affordable cost.