The Trusted DOT Physical Exam Provider in Tampa: Dacona Medical Center

Are you pursuing a career that requires a DOT certification? Look no further than Dacona Medical Center in Tampa. Our licensed practitioners are committed to providing comprehensive Department of Transportation physical examinations to ensure you're fit to drive.

Why Choose Dacona Medical Center for DOT Exams?

  1. Certified Practitioners: All our medical professionals are certified to conduct DOT physical examinations, ensuring accuracy and compliance with DOT standards.
  2. Thorough Examination: We offer comprehensive examinations, including vision and hearing tests, urinalysis, and a complete review of your medical history.
  3. Referral System: If any irregularities are identified, we have a system in place to refer you for further diagnosis and testing.
  4. Compliance: Our periodic physical exams align with the FMCSA requirements, ensuring you remain compliant and safe on the road.

Following your initial session, your certified provider will prepare a completed medical examination report form. To maintain compliance and ensure your continued driving, a periodic physical exam must be conducted annually. Our providers at Dacona Medical Center LLC align with these requirements (FMCSA).

Preparing for Your DOT Physical Exam:

  1. Before Your Visit:
    • Insurance might not cover the DOT physical, so be prepared for direct payment upon arrival.
    • Ensure you have completed the required forms, including the Driver Information with DOT Medical Examination Report and Health History.
    • Remember, a DOT physical does not replace your regular wellness check-up.

    During Your Visit:

    • Your practitioner will review your immunization/shot record and conduct a thorough physical examination.
    • A urinalysis will be performed.
    • Once done, the practitioner will complete your Medical Examination Report form.
    • You'll be given a summary, receipt, and Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
    • With your permission, we can send a summary of the examination to your primary health care provider.

Components of a DOT Physical Exam:

The DOT physical encompasses:

  • Vital Statistics: Checking your blood pressure, pulse rate, and ensuring they're within the required range.
  • Vision: Ensuring a 20/40 acuity in each eye, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Hearing: The ability to hear a forced whisper from a distance of 5ft, with or without a hearing aid.
  • Comprehensive Physical Exam: This covers:
    • Eye conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.
    • Ear conditions, including any damage to the eardrum.
    • Throat and mouth check for any difficulties in swallowing or breathing.
    • Examination of extremities for limb impairment.
    • Heart conditions including murmurs, irregular sounds, or the presence of a pacemaker.
    • Checking the vascular system for irregular pulses, varicose veins, etc.
    • Lungs and chest examination for any breathing difficulties or impaired respiratory functions.
    • Abdominal checks for enlarged liver, viscera, or muscle weakness.
    • Hernia detection.
    • Examination of the spine and other musculoskeletal systems.
    • Neurological evaluations.

If you are in Tampa and need a DOT physical examination, trust the experts at Dacona Medical Center. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!

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