DOT Physical Exams

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DOT Physical Exams

Why You Need a DOT Physical

If you’re a truck driver, it is required under FMCSA regulations to have a DOT physical exam, which is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure. Once the driver is examined and determined to be physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the driver will receive a copy of the physical exam results and a complete Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

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What to Expect During a DOT Physical

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A DOT exam will incorporate an assessment of a worker’s:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Blood Pressure & Pulse Rate
  • Overall Physical Ability

If a pre-employment drug test is required, this exam will also include a test for illegal drugs in the system.

What to Bring to Your DOT Physical

  • If the driver takes any medications, they’ll need to bring a complete list of them to the exam, including the doses and doctor information.
  • For any drivers that require corrective vision or hearing assistance, they’ll need to bring in their eyeglasses, contacts, or hearing aids.
  • If a driver suffers from any other medical condition, they may be required to bring additional information into the exam.
  • Fasting is not a requirement prior to the visit.

About VTEC

  • Open Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  •  Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Closed 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for lunch
    • *Exams are only performed Monday through Thursday.
  • Phone: (209) 599-6807
  • Address: 1550 W. Colony Road, Suite B. Ripon, CA 95366
  • We accept MasterCard, Visa or cash for payment options
  • We do not process insurance claims but we will be happy to provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company.

About our Doctor

Doctor Aram Bedikian received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1998 and has primarily focused his practice on industrial medicine and sports medicine. He completed a two-year, post-graduate course in sports medicine at the Southern California University of Health Sciences, is a Qualified Medical Examiner in the state, holds a diplomat in Disability Evaluation, and has worked as an Independent Medical Examiner for Farmers Insurance. He is also certified to provide manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). He holds licenses to practice in the states of California, Texas, and Nevada. Aram is a certified FMCSA/DOT examiner.