DOT Physicals Specialist

Care Access Clinic

Primary Care Practice & Nurse Practitioner located in Babylon, NY

If you find yourself behind the wheel to make a living, you’ll likely need a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) license, which also means you need to pass a Department of Transportation mandated physical exam. At Care Access Adult Health Clinic, Bukola Adeniran, NP, is licensed and certified to conduct DOT (Department of Transportation) physical exams. If you’re in the Babylon, New York, area, and you need a DOT exam, call the practice, or book an appointment online.

Department of Transportation Physicals (DOT Physicals) Q & A

Why do I need a DOT physical?

There’s much more to driving a large rig than simply turning the key and stepping on the gas pedal. The sheer size of the United States leaves trucks carrying most of the load in getting things from one place to another. 

With over 15.5 million trucks on the road, safety is the primary concern for the Department of Transportation, for both the truck drivers and the 200 million-plus other licensed drivers.

The DOT physical exam is designed to ensure that your health won’t be a liability on the road. Driving a truck is a demanding job with long hours, and Nurse Practitioner Adeniran makes sure you’re physically up to the task. 

Nurse Practitioner Adeniran is authorized by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and has the ability to conduct examinations for certification and recertification for commercial drivers. 

What is checked during a DOT physical exam?

Your DOT physical with Nurse Practitioner Adeniran typically starts with a review of your medical history and areas of potential concern. After this review, she checks your:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Blood pressure/heart rate
  • Urine

From there, she performs a full physical examination that includes checking your:

  • Lung function
  • Mouth and throat
  • Heart
  • Abdomen and lower abdomen
  • Extremities
  • Spine and overall musculoskeletal health

During the physical exam, she assesses your coordination, equilibrium, hand grip and reflexes.

Nurse Practitioner Adeniran covers everything from a checklist supplied by the DOT to make sure all of the bases are covered. When your exam is completed, she submits your exam report to the federal governing body and fills out your certificate appropriately. 

Do I need to bring anything to the exam?

Yes. Bring all your pertinent health records such as any surgical/procedural data or information about chronic and acute health issues as well as a list of current medications with you. 

It’s important, too, to bring any corrective eyewear or hearing aids that you use on a regular basis for your physical exam.

To schedule a DOT physical, call Care Access Adult Health Clinic or book online today.