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DOT Physical and CDL Medical Card
DOT Physicals at InOut Labs are conducted by certified medical examiners listed on the NRCME. Get your CDL Medical Card today at a location near you.
Preparing For Your DOT Physical
Bring your eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aid or anything else you need to drive safely.
Bring a list of your current medications as well as the name and contact number of the doctor who prescribed them.
You will have to complete the Driver Information and Health History sections of the Medical Examination Report form — and sign it. So be prepared to provide your medical history.
The doctor will also need medical records for conditions such as diabetes, cardiac disease, sleep disorders, neurological conditions, etc. If you take medications for pain, psychiatric conditions, attention deficit disorder, or smoking cessation for example, bring a letter from your treating doctor.
Yearly clearance from a specialist for any chronic conditions may be required.
Preparing To Have Your Blood Pressure Taken
Don’t drink coffee or smoke cigarettes at least 30 minutes before the measurement.
Before the test, sit for five minutes with your back supported and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arm on a table at the level of your heart.
Wear short sleeves or a shirt with sleeves you can easily roll up.
Go to the bathroom prior to the reading. A full bladder can change your blood pressure reading.
Get two readings, taken at least two minutes apart, and average the results.
Ask the doctor or nurse to tell you the blood pressure reading in numbers.
Relax. “White coat syndrome” is real.