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DOT Physicals

LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic -  - Primary Care Provider

LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic

Primary Care Provider & COVID Testing located in Rockville, MD

Your Department of Transportation (DOT) physical ensures that you and the public are safe when you operate large vehicles for your job. Malvis Tamon, DNP, of LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic, is a certified examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and offers quality, compliant DOT physicals from her office in Rockville, Maryland. To schedule your DOT physical, call the practice or book an appointment online today.

DOT Physicals Q&A

What is a DOT physical? 

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a specialized examination by a qualified provider, mandated and overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA requires a DOT physical every 24 months (or more often, if recommended) if your job entails safety-sensitive tasks, such as driving commercially. 

A DOT physical involves detailed assessment and reporting guidelines that Dr. Tamon uses to ensure you’re safe to perform your job. Only FMCSA-certified medical examiners are qualified to complete your DOT physical. Dr. Tamon is an expert on community safety and maintains up-to-date FMCSA credentials. 

LJ Medical Health and Wellness offers DOT physicals to those whose jobs require a commercial driver's license (CDL). They also provide DOT physicals for those who may not need a CDL, but still haul large enough loads to place you or the public at risk. 

What does a DOT physical entail? 

The main objective of the DOT physical is to ensure that you don't have any condition that may place you or the public at risk when you operate large vehicles or equipment. 

Dr. Tamon collects health information that reflects your general health by assessing your:

  • Vital signs
  • Hearing and vision
  • Heart and lung function
  • Eyes, ears, and mouth
  • Nerves, coordination, and balance 
  • Abdominal and digestive health
  • Genitourinary health
  • Spine and muscles 
  • Circulatory system and heart health
  • Urine, using urinalysis 

Dr. Tamon assesses each body system and reports her findings per FMCSA regulatory guidelines. 

What do I need to bring with me to my DOT physical?

DOT physicals are highly regulated and must follow FMCSA guidelines precisely. You can help the process run smoothly by completing the first page of your DOT physical paperwork before arriving at the LH Medical Health and Wellness office. 

This portion of the health assessment utilizes a questionnaire to collect your most up-to-date health history and other health-related information. This helps Dr. Tamon get a complete picture of your health. 

If applicable, you may also bring: 

  • Your current medications
  • Your glasses or contacts
  • Recent lab results
  • Recent diagnostic study results

If you see a specialist, such as a cardiologist or a kidney specialist, you may bring a letter from them stating you are healthy enough to perform your safety-sensitive job. Dr. Tamon and the team at LJ Medical Health and Wellness help you meet the requirements of your job by completing your DOT-compliant physical for $75. 

If you need a DOT physical, call the office or schedule an appointment online with LJ Medical Health and Wellness today.