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Dot Exam FAQs with Full Body Rejuvenation Center in Lithonia, GA

Those who are getting certain jobs may need to get a Dot exam. There are many places where you can get your Dot exam done. One of these places is at a chiropractor's office. You can find a chiropractor at Full Body Rejuvenation Center in Lithonia, Georgia to give you one. Below are some Dot Exam FAQs.

What Is A Dot Exam?

A Dot exam is a Department of Transportation (DOT ) physical examination needed for jobs in this department. A Dot exam can only be done by a licensed "medical examiner." A licensed "medical examiner" includes doctors of osteopathy (DO), doctors of chiropractic (DC), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of medicine (MD).

What Can A Dot Exam Help?

A Dot exam can help determine if you are fit for a CDL related job. Federal law states that CDL holders must take periodic physical examinations, termed "Department of Transportation Medical Examination". This exam is given to drivers to make sure they can safely drive a commercial vehicle. This 'Medical Examiner's Certificate' is referred to as a 'DOT medical card' by truck drivers and trucking companies. There are certain medical requirements you must pass, according to the US Department of Transportation. These requirements include: 

  • Cardiac insufficiency 
  • 20/40 vision in each eye
  • Below 160/100 for blood pressure
  • You cannot be using a habit-forming drug such as narcotics or amphetamines
  • Diabetes that is monitored with medication taken orally or diet
  • Blood pressure medication
  • If you had a cardiovascular disease, you must have taken and passed a stress test within the last 12 months. 

Make sure to tell the examiner of any recent surgeries or injuries that could affect your test results. 

Why Do Chiropractors Do Dot Exams? 

Chiropractors do Dot exams since they are considered a  licensed "medical examiner." Some conditions that may disqualify a person when taking this test is if they have issues such as a back injury that happened recently. A chiropractor can help you pass this part of the test by doing adjustments to help you quickly recover from your injuries in a timely manner. Talk to a staff member at Full Body Rejuvenation Center to get the process started. 

Visit Full Body Rejuvenation Center Today in Lithonia, GA!

Make an appointment today with one of our chiropractors at Full Body Rejuvenation to get a Dot Exam. You can visit us at Full Body Rejuvenation Center, 3636 Panola Rd Suite B, Lithonia, GA 30038. You can also call us at 770-733-1381. How will you get help passing your Dot exam?