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Department of Transportation (DOT) and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Physical Exams

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires those driving commercial vehicles to undergo a physical exam. This checkup determines their fitness to drive and ensures their safety and the safety of others on the road. Visit the DOT doctors at Boulevard Medical Healthcare in the Bronx to receive your DOT physical exam.

Who Will Perform Your DOT/CDL Physical Exam?

To ensure the quality of each examination, your physician must be listed on the national registry. Dr. Nauka Desai will perform the DOT/CDL physical examination at the Boulevard Medical Clinic in the Bronx. It is important to have your medical examination form and other documentation such as an MCSA-5875 form, required when obtaining a CDL, before arriving at the doctor’s office. This will help prevent any delay in the processing of your application.

What Will Be Tested During the DOT/CDL Physical Exam?

  • General appearance/weight and posture
  • Head and eyes
  • Ears
  • Throat
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Abdomen/viscera
  • Genitals/rectum
  • Neurology
  • Spine/musculoskeletal
  • Extremities

Your DOT doctor may perform further testing if your DOT exam results and appearance indicate a possible underlying condition. For example, insulin-dependent diabetes is a disqualifying condition.

How Long Do DOT Certificates Last?

In general, DOT physical exam results are valid for 24 months. The doctor, however, may issue an examiner’s certificate for less in circumstances where a person’s condition needs to be monitored, for example, people with high blood pressure.

Schedule a DOT/CDL physical exam at our Bronx medical center today using the form on this page!

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