DOT Physical

If you drive for a living, you might need an official Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical. You can schedule your DOT physical with Carolyn Turpin, FNP, with Virginia Family Medicine at our office in Fairfax, Virginia. Carolyn Turpin, FNP, is registered as a licensed medical examiner on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry and is certified to perform these types of physical examinations. Call Virginia Family Medicine to make an appointment for your DOT Physical today.

DOT Physical Q & A

What is a DOT Physical?

A DOT Physical is an exam required by the Department of Transportation to ensure you are fit and well enough to carry out the duties of your job. For example, if your career is safety-sensitive, it has an impact on your own personal safety and the safety of the public. Additionally, commercial driver’s licenses have DOT physical requirements. The DOT requires that you have a physical every one to two years for most safety-sensitive careers.

What Should I Bring to a DOT Physical?

You should bring a valid driver’s license and completed Virginia DOT Form to your DOT Physical. In addition to your paperwork, bring a list of any current medications, including vitamins and supplements, any chronic medical conditions, and your doctors’ names and addresses if you’re not a regular patient at Virginia Family Medicine. You also need to bring any eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids.

Additionally, if you have diabetes, bring your most recent lab results from your hemoglobin A1C screening and your blood sugar log. If you have any heart issues, Carolyn needs to see a letter from your cardiologist that outlines your medical history and current medications to clear you for work from a cardiology perspective.

If you need a DOT Physical, call Virginia Family Medicine today.