DOT Exam in Kingston WA
The DOT exam is a medical exam required by the Department of Transportation for those wishing to obtain or maintain a commercial driver’s license.
As stated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, “The mission of the FMCSA Medical Program Division is to promote the safety of America's roadways through the promulgation and implementation of medical regulations, guidelines and policies that ensure commercial motor vehicle drivers engaged in interstate commerce are physically qualified to do so.”
The medical examination you take for your medical certificate confirms that you are healthy enough to safely perform the demanding job of a CMV driver and keep our nation’s roads safe.
The typical DOT medical certificate is valid for 2 years if you meet the qualifying standards of the medical exam and have no medical conditions that could impact your driving ability and performance. For example, being on certain medications for high blood pressure or diabetes would result in clearance for 1 year on your medical certificate. As another example, if your blood pressure or blood sugar are not regulated and are too high, then you might be given a 3-month medical certificate so that you can seek appropriate medical treatment for those conditions and be re-evaluated at the end of the 3-month period.
Update for 2016 DOT Participants:
All drivers need to bring a few things to your DOT certification physical.
- Bring a complete list of ALL medications (including the doses and your doctors' names & addresses)
- Complete section 1 of the Driver's Information of the exam (found on the DOT website-link at the bottom)
- Any recent blood work
- CPAP report
Hypertension and Diabetics (meds) need chart notes from PCP (primary care physician)
Drivers with hearing issues must bring a hearing test to the DOT exam.
Drivers who have sleep disturbance such as sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine must bring a reading from your machine documenting your proper use of the machine. Data from the last 90 days is required as well.
Drivers who are taking any medication that can cause sedation or sleepiness will need a note and medical records from your PCP regarding the safety of driving a DOT vehicle while using these medications.
Drivers who are taking blood thinners must bring a recent INR (blood level and clearance) letter from your PCP.
For the complete and updated list, please go to www.concentra.com/patients/physicals/dot-checklist
If you have any questions, please call Dr. Desha Wood at (360)297-0037
|Monday||8:00am - 6:30pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am - 6:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 6:30pm|
|Thursday||10:00am - 6:30pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 6:30pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 11:00am|
8202 NE State Hwy 104 #105
Kingston, WA 98346