Your DOT Physical Miami Checklist
All drivers
Bring a complete list of all of ALL of your medications, including the doses and your doctors’ names and addresses
Drivers who have high blood pressure
• Your blood pressure MUST be below 140/90 on the day of your exam. BP that is elevated may disqualify you for a DOT Physical Miami card
Drivers who require eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids
• Bring your glasses, contacts, or hearing aids to your DOT physical Miami exam
• You will be required to pass a vision and hearing test
Drivers who have diabetes
• Your blood sugar should be controlled
• Bring the most recent results of a lab test called a Hemoglobin A1C (HgAIC) and your blood sugar logs or other records related to your diabetes
Drivers who have nighttime sleep disturbance (sleep apnea) and use a CPAP machine
• Bring a reading from your machine documenting your proper use of the machine; a letter from your sleep specialist may also be required
• Bring at least 90 days of data, but data from the past year is best
Drivers who have heart-related issues, (including the use of stent, valve replacement, pacemaker, open-heart surgery, cardiac bypass surgery, or heart attack)
• Bring a letter from your cardiologist (heart specialist) that outlines your medical history and current medications and indicates you are safe to drive a DOT vehicle
• You also need to bring the results of a recent stress test, ECHO cardiogram, or other testing completed within the past 6 months.
Drivers who have suffered a stroke, a brain tumor, seizure disorder, or bleeding in the brain
• Bring a letter from your neurologist (brain and nerve specialist) that outlines your medical history, current medications, and current neurologic and psychiatric state for your DOT Physical Miami exam.
Drivers who have experienced the permanent loss of use in an arm or a leg
• Bring an overview from your physician of the injury and if you have any work restrictions due to the injury
• You may need a Skilled Performance Examination in order to qualify for your DOT card
Drivers who are taking any medications that may cause sedation or sleepiness or controlled substances (includes narcotics, sleeping pills, anxiety medication, ADHD medication)
• You will most likely need a note and medical records from your treating physician regarding the safety of driving a DOT vehicle while using these medications
Drivers who are taking the blood thinner Coumadin (Warfarin)
• Bring a recent INR (blood level and clearance) letter from your doctor to your DOT Physical Miami exam
If you are uncertain if you will qualify for a DOT card, you may want to schedule a visit with your primary or specialty physician BEFORE your re-certification date. Each physical examination, just like each DOT applicant, is unique.
Contact Dr. Dean M. Zusmer to schedule your DOT Physical Miami Exam today!
Dr. Dean M. Zusmer
Miami Chiropractor

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