The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that anyone who wishes to get or maintain a commercial drivers license (CDL) must receive regular physical exams to ensure they are able to drive safely while on the road. If you are a commercial driver you are a “safety-sensitive” employee which is why the DOT requires these physical examinations. For your safety and the public’s safety. You may be wondering, what do these physical exams entail?  

What to Expect

During your DOT physical at Fletcher Chiropractic, Dr. Curtis Fletcher – a DOT certified medical examiner, will check your vital signs, review your medical history, and perform a required hands-on physical examination which includes:

  • General Appearance
  • Ears
  • Eyes
  • Mouth and Throat
  • Lungs and Chest
  • Heart
  • Abdomen
  • Back and Spine
  • Nervous System
  • Extremities
  • Hernia Check
  • Gait
  • Urine Analysis

After the examination, Dr. Curtis Fletcher will issue you your DOT medical card when you meet your DOT physical requirements. Additional paperwork may be needed based on certain conditions. 

Why Choose Fletcher Chiropractic?

Because of the large variety of medical professionals able to perform DOT exams, drivers have a wide selection of practices to choose from. So why choose Fletcher Chiropractic? Well instead of waiting for hours to see your primary physician and spending more money than necessary, go to Fletcher Chiropractic. At Fletcher Chiropractic, we try to get you in the same day with little to no wait times. 


If you need a DOT physical to obtain a CDL or maintain your current CDL contact us to schedule an appointment today!