DOT EXAM | WHAT TO EXPECT
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 perform medical exams Monday - Friday and Saturdays by appointment only. We are conveniently located at 205 Clark Ave in Ames, Iowa
Step 2: Get your physical exam completed
The examination includes a health history review, a physical exam, and a urine test. Plan on spending approximately 30 minutes for your visit.
Step 3: Take your completed certificate
Once you pass all the DOT requirements, you will be given a laminated wallet-sized medical certificate
immediately after the exam.
Why use us for your DOT medical exams?
- Same-day appointments that start on time – no more wasting time in doctors’ offices
- Drivers can pre-fill demographic and health information electronically prior to the appointment if they wish
- Drivers are walking out with their medical card in under 30 minutes
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How long does the exam take?
The exam takes approximately 30 minutes from the time you walk in the door.
Will I be given my certificate after the exam?
Yes. Drivers will be given a wallet-sized laminated certificate (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 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry.
Do drivers need to carry the medical certification when driving a CMV?
Yes. Drivers must carry a current copy of a medical examination certificate.
What paper work do driver need to complete?
Drivers are required to complete Section 1 of Form MCSA-5875. Once you arrive for your exam, you will be given a tablet to complete the form electronically (or paper by request).