Our Certified Medical Examiner is Dr. Stacy Smithson. He is listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

Certified DOT Medical Exams

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the Department of Transportation (DOT), is charged with improving the safety of commercial motor vehicles and their operators.

The FMCSA requires Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers to have a physical exam, commonly referred to as a DOT exam, to ensure they are healthy enough to safely perform the job. As of May 2014 new regulations require that the exam be performed by a Certified Medical Examiner who is listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

Drivers who are determined to be physically qualified are issued a Medical Examiner’s Certificate which may be valid for a maximum of 24 months (two years). Medical Examiners may issue certificates for shorter periods of time, as short as one month, if a driver has a chronic condition that requires monitoring and follow up.

 The DOT Medical Exam will include the following…

  • Past or recent illnesses or injuries
  • Review of current medications, including controlled substances.
  • Review of any medical conditions such as heart disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
  • Physical exam
  • Blood pressure and pulse
  • Vision acuity test
  • Hearing test
  • Urine dip screen
  • If needed, other tests may be required

Sports Physical Exams

The exam helps determine whether it’s safe for you to participate in a certain sport.

Questions? Want to learn more?

Contact Precise Medical Solutions at (803) 520-7704 or by email at kim@precisemedicalsolutions.com.