As of May 21st of 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a branch of the Department of Transportation (DOT), mandated that all commercial drivers must receive his or her physical examinations from a medical examiner listed in the National Registry. That means you can’t go just anywhere for your exam. But don’t worry! That’s where we come in! We are proud to encourage you to look no further for assistance in satisfying at least this part of your driving requirements.
We know how stressful it can be to have to worry about passing a physical examination on top of all your other responsibilities when all you’re interested in is getting back on the road. Well worry not. As internists, not only do we know the FMCSA guidelines and regulations cold, but we live and breath chronic disease detection and management and are the best kind of professionals to help you navigate through any abnormalities which may arise in your exam. What that means is just because you might not have a stellar physical does not necessarily mean you won’t be able to drive.
Don’t worry about filling out the Medical Examination Report Form. You and your provider will complete it together before you get your certificate.