DOT Physicals

Our Approach

Parkview Occupational Health takes a team-based approach for DOT physicals. By working closely with the driver and the employer, our medical examiners are able to efficiently complete DOT exams with minimal hiccups. This allows the driver to stay on the road and out of the clinic. Click here to see how each member of the team contributes to a quick and efficient DOT clearance.

Preparing for Your Exam

Ensuring that you are properly prepared for your DOT exam will help you get cleared quicker and keep you on the road. For tips on getting prepared, see the below document.

Many drivers know that, based on their medical history, a medical examiner will need more information from their treating provider(s) in order to certify them. If you would like to obtain this information from your treating provider prior to your exam, please use this form. (Provider must fill out "Treating Provider" section, detailing the medical condition(s) and/or medication(s) they manage for you).

After Your Exam

Certified Drivers

After receiving your DOT certification:

  1. Send a copy of your physical and certification card to the state that issues your CDL. Parkview Occupational Health will not provide this service for you. 
  2. Ensure your employer receives a copy of your certification card. Employers should not receive a copy of your full physical unless you provide consent at the time of your appointment or provide the copy yourself.
  3. Continue taking care of yourself by partnering with your primary care provider to stay on top of any issues that may arise prior to your next certification exam.
  4. Follow any recommendations given by your medical examiner to avoid interruptions to your certification.

Drivers Placed In Determination Pending

  1. This means that the medical examiner requires additional information about your medical condition(s) in order to make a final certification decision.
  2. Have the Medical Information Request form provided by Parkview Occupational Health filled out by your treating provider(s).
  3. After completion, confirm the form was sent back to Parkview Occupational Health and schedule an appointment to come back in.
Per FMCSA

The medical examiner may allot up to 45 days from the date of the exam to allow for the driver to return the additional information needed to make a certification decision. If the required information is not returned to the medical examiner within the allotted time frame up to 45 days, the initial exam is invalidated by the FMCSA and a new exam will be required for certification.