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DOT Exams (COMING SOON) services offered in Wantagh, NY

DOT Exams services offered in the greater Wantagh, NY area

If you’re due for a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical evaluation and need a licensed, highly trained provider, turn to Nova Wellness Health in Wantagh, New York. Valessa Mesidor, NP-C is certified and offer DOT exams for people who regularly operate commercial motor vehicles. Schedule an exam by phone or online today.

DOT Exams Q & A

What are DOT exams?

DOT exams, or Department of Transportation exams, are medical evaluations required to obtain a commercial motor vehicle certification. Such exams must be completed by a licensed medical examiner on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry, including providers at Nova Wellness Health. 

What are DOT exams used for?

DOT exams determine if you meet the medical standards required to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle. For example, you may need a DOT exam if you:

  • Operate a bus, semi-truck, or another commercial vehicle
  • Drive a motor vehicle for interstate commerce
  • Transport hazardous materials
  • Operate a motor vehicle that carries a large number of people

A DOT physical exam is typically valid for 24 months, though you might receive a medical examiner’s certificate for a shorter time period if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or another chronic disease requiring routine medical monitoring. 

What should I bring with me to a DOT exam?

When arriving at Nova Wellness Health for a DOT exam, bring with you the following items:

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Health insurance card if you have one
  • Form of payment
  • Glasses or contacts if you wear them
  • Hearing aids if you wear them
  • Vaccination records
  • List of past diagnoses
  • List of current medications

If you see a specialist for a chronic disease or another medical problem, be ready to discuss the specifics with your licensed medical examiner.

What happens during a DOT exam?

During a DOT exam, your Nova Wellness Health provider weighs you and evaluates your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs.

They discuss past medical diagnoses, medications, lifestyle habits, symptoms, and more.

During a medical exam, your provider evaluates your eyes, heart, mouth, throat, and general appearance. They assess your breathing, heartbeat, reflexes, limbs, and nervous system to look for signs of illnesses, diseases, and injuries.

You might require drug testing, hearing and vision screenings, blood tests, urine testing, heart-function tests, lung-function testing, or other diagnostic tests.

If you need treatment for a health issue, the Nova Wellness Health team offers prescription medications, other medical treatments, and specialist referrals.

What happens after a DOT exam?

After a DOT physical, your provider can issue you a medical examiner’s certificate or a DOT medical card and record your results electronically with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).

Schedule DOT exams at Nova Wellness Health by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.