Get Your DOT Physical Today
Under federal law, all commercial motor vehicle drivers (CMV) are required to receive a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical at least once every two years. CMV drivers could potentially cause significant injury to themselves or others if they are not physically fit to operate a vehicle for long periods, which is why these physicals are of the utmost importance.
You don’t need to wait for an opening with your primary care physician to receive a DOT physical, we can see you very quickly, just call 843-272-1411 to set up your appointment. (This type of physical is available by appointment only)
What to Expect During the DOT Physical
When you arrive for your DOT physical, be sure to bring a list of your current medications. If possible, it is also recommended you bring a copy of your most up-to-date medical records, including information on any hearing or vision disorders. These conditions do not automatically rule you out for a successful DOT physical, but keeping them hidden from a physician could result in serious consequences later on.
DOT physicals follow a plan laid out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and will test for the following:
- Vision disorders
- Hearing disorders
- High or low blood pressure
- Diabetes Lung disease
- Vascular disorders
- Physical disability
- Neurological disorders