Stat Health Medical Services

West Nyack, NY at the Palisades Mall

(845) 358-7828 (STAT)

 

 

Immunizations and Vaccinations
DOT Exam

When You Need a DOT Exam Think Fast: Think STAT Health!

Stat Health has the clinicians and facilities to do Department of Transportation medical exams; whether it is the first time or a periodic renewal. After passing the Department of Transportation physical exams, applicants are issued DOT cards which are valid for up to two years.

Stat Health is conveniently located in Rockland County New York, with office hours that can easily accommodate work schedules. Employers and employees benefit from a one-stop process. Our caring and qualified physicians regularly perform DOT exams as well as can provide employee health services. We are familiar with commercial needs and welcome inquiries from employers of all industries and size.

Appointments & Information

To schedule an appointment or for more information please fill in and submit the form below. We will contact you as soon as possible.

What is it and why do you need it?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) requires anyone with a commercial learner’s permit or driver’s license to obtain a valid DOT card, also called a Medical Examiner’s Certificate. A driver must also carry a DOT card if driving a commercial vehicle or a vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds, even if the driver doses not have a commercial license. Stat Health.

The DOT exams consist of:

Health History Review

Candidates can expect to answer questions regarding recent, past, and chronic illnesses, injuries, alcohol use, medication history, drug use, as well as any problems with memory, vision, hearing loss, etc.

Vision Exam

To pass DOT physicals, drivers must have a minimum of 20/40 vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses. It is strongly suggested that a driver who usually wears contact lenses wears them to the DOT exam; in order to prove comfort with them. Peripheral vision, and the ability to identify traffic signals/signs is a significant factor is obtaining a DOT card.

Hearing Test

Among the critical factors in passing the Department of Transportation medical exam is the ability to demonstrate the ability to hear a forced whispter from at a minimum distance of five feet (with or without a hearing aid). There is a requirement that in the case of the hearing impaired, the maximum hearing loss in the better ear be no more than 40 decibels.

Blood Pressure and Pulse

The DOT exams require the applicants’ blood pressure twice, to establish to accuracy of the initial reading. The highest acceptable results are 140/90; as well as determining the pulse as regular or irregular.

Laboratory Testing

Urinalysis, submitted onsite, is done to determine the existence or extent of any protein, glucose, or blood. These are indicators of underlying medical conditions which may or may not, prevent applicants from commercial driving. Should there be positive findings, further tests are likely before determining eligibility for a DOT card.

Physical Examination

Positive findings on Department of Transportation physical exams are not necessarily grounds for failing the requirements. Many conditions can be treated, resolved, or corrected. The examiner will check the usual: heart, lungs, mouth, nose, throat, abdomen, genitourinary system, musculature, spine, neurologic function, and movement of limbs.

Call us today at 845-358-7828 to schedule your DOT Physical Exam

 

Appointments & Information

To schedule an appointment or for more information please fill in and submit the form below. We will contact you as soon as possible.