The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that those who wish to get or maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) receive regular physical examinations to ensure they are able to drive safely. In accordance with federal guidelines, anyone who wishes to continue driving with a CDL must get a physical every two years.
DOT physicals can only be conducted by licensed “medical examiners,” including doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physicians assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC). Dr. Curtis Fletcher is licensed to perform DOT physicals and is listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners for Department of Transportation.
Because of the variety of medical professionals who are eligible to perform DOT physicals, drivers have a wide selection of practices to choose from in Lincoln and the surrounding areas. Instead of waiting weeks to see your primary physician and spending more money than necessary to receive a DOT physical, Dr. Fletcher can see patients most days with little to no wait time for a fraction of the cost (we’ll work with your insurance company if necessary). The exam itself takes about 30 minutes and includes the screening tests required under DOT examination standards, which include vision and hearing, pulse and blood pressure, spinal deformities, and more.
Drug testing is sometimes required along with a DOT physical by certain employers. Fletcher Chiropractic does not perform any drug testing in the office due to differing employer policies.
If you’re in need of a DOT physical to obtain a CDL or maintain your current CDL, contact us here for more information or to schedule an appointment today.