Department of Transportation Physicals

Physicians Quality Care has certified medical examiners on staff who can do physicals for bus and truck drivers in compliance with Department of Transportation requirements that took effect May 21, 2014.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) now requires that truck drivers and bus drivers get their physical exam from a certified medical examiner. The new rule established the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, which is available on the National Registry website.

To be included in the directory, medical examiners have to complete the training and successfully pass a test.
   
The DOT-required physicals for employees done at Physicians Quality Care meet the new standards, and its physicians are listed on the national registry of certified medical examiners. So, area employersand drivers do not have to search the registry to find a certified physician.

The new regulation is part of the FMCSA’s commitment to enhancing medical oversight of interstate drivers to reduce commercial vehicle-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. The FMCSA may require more information from drivers with noncertified exams, such as letters from specialists or primary care providers.

Also, more testing may be required for drivers to achieve certification. For example, all drivers 35 and older who smoke must get a pulmonary function test that meets FMCSA’s requirements every two years.

Contact Physicians Quality Care OCCMed to make an appointment with a certified medical examiner.