If you need a DOT physical exam to start a new job or continue your employment as a commercial or public transportation driver, come to Coastal Med Urgent Care in Fort Myers, FL. We’ll help you prove that you can be trusted behind the wheel.
What Is the DOT Physical Exam?
The purpose of the DOT exam is to ensure that you’re not a hazard behind the wheel due to unforeseen health complications. If your position has been designated “safety-sensitive” by the Department of Transportation, you must complete this exam on a regular basis to prove that you are in good health.
The DOT physical exam is a comprehensive medical examination that will check for any problems with your:
Limbs and extremities
Any abnormalities, such as breathing issues, heart murmurs, motion limitations, or vision problems, will be noted and investigated. In order to legally work as a driver, whether you’ll drive a public bus or transport freight across the country, you cannot have any health difficulties that would put you or others in danger.
You may also need to get DOT drug screening as part of your exam. If this is the case, Coastal Med Urgent Care can perform this testing during your exam. With our in-house lab, we can ensure that you’ll get the results quickly.
How Do I Prepare?
To complete your examination quickly, make an appointment with Coastal Med Urgent Care ahead of time. When you arrive for your exam, make sure that you bring the following:
A complete list of medications you take, including the dosages and the contact information for the prescribing doctor
Your glasses or contacts if you wear them
Your hearing aid if you use one
If you have chronic health concerns like diabetes or any heart-related issues, you also need to bring recent documentation and a letter from your doctor that proves your condition is under control.
If you have questions about your required DOT physical exam or if you need to make an appointment, call Coastal Med Urgent Care at (239) 931-6049.