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DOT Physicals

Chester Clinic and Steeleville Family Practice

Service Description

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial motor vehicle operators to have the DOT physical exam to maintain their driver certification. Drivers must provide periodic physical examination reports to maintain compliance and continue working. Memorial Hospital's Rural Clinic providers are certified to perform your DOT physical to ensure that you are in satisfactory health and able to work safely. Don't loose time on the road, schedule your DOT physical today at the Chester Clinic 618-826-2388 or Steeleville Family Practice 618-965-3382. Wat the DOT Physical Covers 1. Vision 2. Hearing 3. Blood Pressure/Pulse Rate 4. Urinalysis 5. Physical Examination Be Prepared for Your Physical • Take all medications as scheduled at all times, since taking your medication irregularly may cause inaccurate readings during the physical exam. • Do not run out of your prescribed medications as you lead up to your physical exam. Suddenly withdrawing from a medication can significantly impact your test. • If you use contact lenses or glasses to see, make sure your prescription is up to date and bring your corrective lenses with you tot he physical. What You Need for the DOT Physical • Bring medical records from your primary care doctor if your primary care doctor is not the one performing your exam. • If you have any health conditions, bring the name and contact information for the doctor who treats you for each condition. Conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep apnea typically require additional paperwork, such as sleep test results or stress test results. • Bring a complete medication list. The list should include every medication you take, its strength, its dosage, and the prescribing doctor.

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