We are in partnership with Corporate Heath Testing and Safety Services. Corporate Health Testing and Safety Services has convenient locations in Groveport, West Jefferson and Mt. Sterling . We are able to service London OH, Galloway OH, Mt. Sterling OH West Jefferson OH, Plain City OH, Springfield OH and the entire Columbus OH vicinity. To schedule a DOT Physical or Drug test call Corporate Health Testing and Safety Services at (800) 916-6275 . Or office directly at 614-879-5070. Our fee for a DOT PHYSICAL is $69.
Truckers are vital for the economy and the crucial services they provide ensure that grocery stores remain stocked and that people can access both essentials and luxuries. Truckers also operate heavy equipment, which under the wrong circumstances could put people at risk. That’s part of the reason why the Department of Transportation requires truck drivers to undergo physicals. Often simply called a DOT Physical, these health checkups reduce risks. If you need to get DOT physicals, contact West Jefferson Chiropractic and Nutrition and speak with Dr. Mike or Dr. Kristy Monroe. We serve the greater Columbus, Ohio area, including London, Galloway, Mt. Sterling, West Jefferson, Plain City, and Springfield.
Here's Why DOT Physicals Are Necessary
A DOT physical is required to work as a commercial truck driver who operates trucks with a gross combination weight of over 10,000 pounds on the interstate. Truck drivers working only in a local area may not require a DOT physical, but in practice, essentially every semi-truck driver will need to undergo these exams. Operators of vehicles that are designed to carry more than 8 people or that carry hazardous materials are also often required to undergo a physical.
People working in these roles are considered to be working in “safety-sensitive” roles. In other words, as someone working in these positions, how you perform could have a big impact on overall public safety. If a bus or semi-truck is mishandled, a lot of people could be hurt. Ditto for anyone transporting hazardous materials.
The DOT physical will closely check physical health. These physicals are performed regularly, with drivers required to get one every two years. This allows medical professionals to keep an eye on the driver's health. Let’s take a closer look at what patients can expect during an examination.
Anyone who needs to schedule DOT physicals can stop by West Jefferson Chiropractic and Nutrition to chat with Dr. Mike or Dr. Kristy Monroe. We serve the greater Columbus, Ohio area, including London, Galloway, Mt. Sterling, West Jefferson, Plain City, and Springfield.
Here’s What Happens During DOT Physicals
First, the person(s) performing the exam will probably start by asking a number of questions. These questions will likely include:
- If you’ve had surgery
- If you have suffered major medical events
- If you use tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drugs
- Any medications you take
- Whether you’re currently experiencing any symptoms
A DOT physical will also include a thorough physical exam. During this exam, the professional(s) providing the checkup will look for signs of problems. They will look at:
- Height and weight measurements
- Metrics including blood pressure
- Hearing and vision
- Skin health
- Eyes, ears, mouth, and throat
- Your lungs and chest
- Circulatory system functions
- Back and spine function
- Urinary system and signs of hernias
- Joint health
- Nervous system function
- Your gait and mobility
If you need to schedule a DOT physical, dial 614-879-5070 to contact West Jefferson Chiropractic and Nutrition and speak with Dr. Mike or Dr. Kristy Monroe. We serve the greater Columbus Ohio area, including London, Galloway, Mt. Sterling, West Jefferson, Plain City, and Springfield.
What to Bring to a DOT Physical
Before you come to your physical, bring a complete list of all medications with dosage amounts and the prescribing doctors’ names and addresses. If you’re a driver with medical issues, you’ll have to bring documentation from your physician. Below are a few examples:
Bring any compliance forms
Drivers With Vision or Hearing Problems:
- Bring contact lenses, glasses, or any device you normally use to see
- Hearing aids
Drivers With Heart Issues, Brain Tumors, or Previous History of Strokes:
- A detailed history of your health and a letter that designates you as safe to work from your cardiologist or neurologist.
- For heart issues, results from a recent stress test or cardiogram test
Drivers With Permanent Limb Loss:
- A Skilled Performance Examination (SPE)
- An overview from your doctor about any work restrictions of the injury