DOT Exams

Dr. Brady Rebarcak is on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners should you require a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam. 

Need a DOT physical?  Follow these simple steps to get your certificate:

Step 1:  Schedule your appointment with our certified DOT medical examiner
Contact us at (515) 233-2263 to schedule your DOT physical exam. We do not accept walk-ins for DOT exams. We are conveniently located at 205 Clark Ave in Ames, Iowa.

Step 2:  Get your physical exam completed
You appointment will include a health history, a physical exam, and a urinalysis. Plan on spending approximately 25-45 minutes for your visit.

Step 3:  Take your completed certificate
Once you pass the exam, you will be given a Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC) form MCSA-5876 immediately after the exam.  Upon request, we will also give you the Medical Examiner's Report (MER) form MCSA-5875.  All exams performed after 04/20/2016 require the MEC form MCSA-5876.

Other helpful tips before arriving for your DOT physical exam

All that you are required to bring to your visit is a current driver's license
Insurance does not cover the exam, however, many employers pay for the exam   
Other helpful items may include: previous certificate, list of medication and dosages, glasses or contacts if needed, records or clearance from a specialist if there’s any major changes in your health


How long does the exam take?
The exam takes approximately 25-45 minutes from the time you walk in the door.

Will I be given my certificate after the exam?
Yes. Drivers will be given a Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC) form MCSA-5876 immediately after the exam.

How long are certificates valid for?
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner's certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.

Who can perform DOT physical exams?
A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed "medical examiner" listed on the FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.  Brady Rebarcak, DC is listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners should you need an exam.

Do drivers need to carry the medical certification when driving a CMV?
Yes. Drivers must carry an unexpired Medical Examiner's Certificate form MCSA-5876.

What paper work do drivers need to complete?
Drivers are required to complete Section 1 of form MCSA-5875.  After you arrive for your visit, we will give you an ipad to compete the required paperwork electronically via 3Bexam.  If you would like to complete the forms prior to your appointment call us and request the forms to be emailed.

Would if I lose my Medical Examiner's Certificate?
We will give you an exact replica at no additional cost.


FAA Exam

Dr. Brady Rebarcak, DC performs the BasicMed examination for general aviation (GA) pilots. May 1, 2017 marked the start of BasicMed, the medical certificate relief that allows GA pilots, exercising private pilot privileges, to fly powered aircraft as pilot in command (PIC) without holding an FAA-issued medical certificate.


What is BasicMed?

BasicMed permits certain pilots, flying certain aircraft, to conduct certain operations, without holding a current medical certificate. It is an alternative to the third class medical certificate; however, it is not a replacement of the third class certificate, and it is not a “fourth class” certificate.


What Do I Need to Bring to the Appointment?

Once you determine that you are eligible (see below), all you need to bring is your driver’s license and Section 2 of this form completed. We will provide the forms for you at your visit if needed.


Do I Qualify for BasicMed?

Here are the items that you’ll need to qualify for BasicMed:

1. Driver’s License. You must hold a current and valid U.S. driver’s license and have it in your personal possession when operating under BasicMed.

2. At least one Medical Certificate. You must have held a valid FAA medical certificate at any point after July 14, 2006.

3. One Special Issuance. BasicMed contains several provisions that require specific actions for individuals who have ever had certain mental, cardiac, or neurological health conditions. If you have had one of those conditions, you must obtain a medical certificate with authorization for special issuance.


Once you’ve determined your eligibility, here are the steps you’ll need to take to fly under BasicMed:

Step 1: Get the Form.  Review if you’re eligible for BasicMed and download the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (BasicMed). Complete the self assessment portion of the form.

Step 2: Make an Appointment. Take your FAA Medical Exam Checklist (from Step 1) and get a BasicMed specific exam. Have your doctor fill out the rest of the checklist.

Step 3: Take Course. Once you have completed your FAA Comprehensive Medical Exam Checklist, take the course, pass the quiz, and earn your BasicMed completion certificate.

Step 4: File Documents. Print out the course completion certificate and keep it with your exam checklist in your logbook. Make sure you have a valid flight review and you are ready to fly!


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