Depending on your job, the Department of Transportation (DOT) may require a regular physical to keep you compliant and ensure you are in good health to work safely. A DOT physical follows strict guidelines mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), at Buford Family Practice, we can perform your physical.
We advise all commercial drivers to bring a complete list of their medications, including the dosage regimen, dosages, and their doctors’ names and addresses.
You may also be required to bring other documentation to make sure your appointment goes smoothly. Some examples include:
- Drivers with vision or hearing problems must bring their eyeglasses, contacts, or hearing aids.
- Drivers with diabetes must bring the most recent lab results from their Hemoglobin A1C (HgAIC) and their blood sugar logs.
- Drivers with heart-related issues must, at a minimum, bring a letter from their cardiologist that outlines their medical history and current medications, and indicates that they are safe to work.
Typically the DOT physical consists of vision, hearing, blood pressure/pulse rate and urinalysis on top of the physical examination.
Get in touch with our offices to inquire about any other necessary documents that can help make your appointment as efficient as possible.