Department of Transportation physicals are never fun, but when you choose the right examiner to perform your physical, you'll have a stress-free exam from a practitioner who truly cares about your well-being. We offer DOT physical exams in Northwest, IN.
At Integrated Body and Medicine, the needs of the patient are always put first, so if you're looking for a DOT physical in Northwest, IN, you’ve come to the right place. Not only will you get a thorough exam from a certified examiner, but you'll also learn how to make healthier choices for a more balanced life.
Our office has a team of (3) providers who are is Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration certified medical examiners, so your wait time is low. They have been working with and examining drivers for years and understand how important it is that you pass your test. They also know how improved lifestyle choices and healthier habits can protect your livelihood, and he’ll be glad to discuss these options with you during your exam.
A DOT exam is a simple and hassle-free three-step process that involves taking your medical history, performing the exam, and completing the necessary electronic “paperwork” to get you on the road!
To provide an idea of your general health and family background, you'll be asked to fill out a brief medical history electronically detailing past illnesses, diseases that run in your family, and your overall health.
Once you’ve provided your medical history our team will review the information you’ve provided, go over any medical conditions you may have, and perform a basic urinalysis test. As part of the exam, he’ll also:
The final step in the process is certification. Once your medical history and exam are complete, the office will fill out all the necessary paperwork to process the exam results. When you leave the office, you'll get a copy of the exam to take with you when you get your CDL, and a second copy to give to your company. We’ll also keep electronic records in our office for future reference and use. And after all the paperwork has been processed, you'll get your very own DOT medical certificate to keep with you at all times when you're driving.
Note: If you need a copy of the DOT exam faxed to your company, please have the fax number handy.
A DOT physical at Integrated Body and Medicine only takes about 30 minutes. We accept cash, all major credit cards, and company checks. To prepare for the exam, compile all your medical records, put together a list of any medical conditions you’ve been diagnosed with, prepare a list of medications and the name of the prescribing doctor, and take note of any medical devices that you require.
On the day of the exam, you'll have to bring all of this with you. Here's a checklist of things you should bring (where applicable):
Right before your exam: Make sure you drink a glass of water and come in with a full bladder, as you will have to provide a urine sample.
We understand that lots of people don’t like doctors, hospitals, and medical exams and that anticipating your appointment may elevate your blood pressure. But we work with drivers all day and understand how important it is for you to pass your DOT exam. To help prepare yourself for the appointment, here are things you can do in the days and weeks leading up to your exam:
Give our office a call - in most cases, we can get you on the same day. If you're on a tight schedule and want to make sure there's a spot open, call our team in advance to book an appointment for a DOT physical, a drug and alcohol test, or a regular adjustment.