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FAQ

You’ve Got Questions - We’ve Got Answers

 

What is the makeup of a DOT Physical Basic examination?

There are a few main parts to the Commercial Driver Medical Examination Report:​

  • Driver Information (name, address, date of birth, driver license #, etc.)

  • Driver Health History (recent illness/injury, medications, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.)

  • Vision Testing (20/40 or better in each eye, color blindness, peripheral vision test included)

  • Hearing Testing (adequate hearing in at least in one ear from a 5 ft. distance.)

  • Blood Pressure (140/90 or better)

Urine Test (to check for protein, blood, sugar, and specific gravity in the urine. THIS IS NOT A DRUG TEST!)

ITEMS THE DRIVER MUST BRING IN FOR THEIR VISIT?

ALL DRIVERS:

    • Bring your Driver’s license or CDL Permit.

    • Bring a complete list of ALL your medications, including the doses and your doctors’ names and addresses.

    • Start your exam experience off smoothly by completing page one and two of the exam (driver’s portion) to save time at the clinic.

    • DRIVER’S WHO WEAR CONTACTS, GLASSES AND OR HEARING AIDS:

    • Bring your glasses, contacts, or hearing aids.

What type of Drug testing services do you  offer your clients?

Drug testing is the evaluation of urine, blood or another type of biological sample to determine if the subject has been using the drug or drugs in question.

FMCSA, State Driver L FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law A urine drug screen, or urine drug test, can detect the presence of drugs in a person's system. Urine screens are the most common method of drug testing. They are painless, easy, quick, and cost-effective

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These include:

  • alcohol.

  • amphetamines.

  • barbiturates.

  • benzodiazepines.

  • cocaine.

  • marijuana. 

  • methamphetamine.

  • opioids.

What type of medical physical does DOT Physicals Atlanta offer its clients?

The National Registry of Medical Examiners:


*Ensures that medical examiners understand how FMCSA medical regulations and guidance apply to CMV drivers.


*Was created to enhance CMV driver health and reduce highway crashes. Information from NTSB crash investigations indicates that improper medical certification of CMV drivers with serious disqualifying medical conditions has directly contributed to fatal and injury crashes.

All commercial drivers must be examined by a medical professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.  

Interstate CMV drivers can find certified medical examiners in their area, or anywhere in the country, on the National Registry’s website at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov   

 Drivers are required to obtain physical examinations and a medical examiner’s certificate (a.k.a medical card) from a certified medical examiner listed on the National Registry.

DOT Physicals Atlanta

   (678) 809-1789

   (866) atl-exam

   Hours M-F, 9-5

Sat-Sun, By Appointment

M-F 9-5

3181 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW  Suite B Atlanta GA, 30318