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DOT Physicals Specialist

Seven Corners Medical Center

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Falls Church, VA

If your job requires you to have a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, your provider must be qualified to perform and report your specialized examination. Anu George, MD, of Seven Corners Medical Center in Falls Church, Virginia, is a certified medical examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and can complete your specialized DOT physical. To schedule your exam, call the office or book an appointment online.

DOT Physicals Q & A

What is a DOT physical?

When your job involves tasks that could place you or the public at risk, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates that you have a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam. If your job description lists safety-sensitive tasks, such as driving commercially, your exam must follow a strict set of guidelines to ensure you are healthy enough to perform them safely.

The DOT physical is thorough and is compliant with guidelines only when completed by an FMCSA certified medical examiner. Dr. George has both the credentials and experience to complete your DOT physical every 24 months, or more often if needed.

What does a DOT physical entail?

A DOT physical ensures that you do not have any condition that may be putting you or the public at risk. Dr. George collects information related to your general health by assessing your:

  • Hearing and vision
  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse rate
  • Overall appearance
  • Eyes, ears, and mouth 
  • Heart and lungs 
  • Abdomen 
  • Extremities 
  • Circulatory system
  • Genito-urinary system
  • Spine and muscles
  • Nervous system
  • Urinalysis 

Dr. George searches for signs and symptoms of concern and reports her findings per FMCSA regulatory guidelines. 

What do I need to bring with me to my DOT physical? 

For your exam to run as smoothly as possible, please complete the first page of your DOT physical paperwork before arriving. This vital portion of the report is a questionnaire that asks you a series of health-related questions, which help Dr. George get an overall picture of your wellness.

If applicable, you may also bring:

  • Medications
  • Glasses or contacts
  • Recent lab results
  • Recent diagnostic study results

If you’re seeing a cardiologist or other specialist, you may bring a letter from them stating your ability to perform your safety-sensitive job. 

Dr. George understands that being compliant with FMCSA guidelines can be overwhelming and is happy to assist you by properly performing and reporting your DOT physical. If you have any questions or concerns about any of her findings, she takes time to help you get the best possible understanding of your state of health.

If you need a DOT physical, call the office or book your appointment online with Seven Corners Medical Center today.