Why Choose Gateway Chiropractic for Your DOT (Department of Transportation) Physical
We truly know what’s important to you in a DOT Physical.
Each physical at Gateway Chiropractic is performed by a board-certified and DOT certified physician so that the results are always accepted by the Department of Transportation. We also offer group appointments in which your whole team can be seen during the same block of time. By organizing the routine and understanding the DOT process, Dr. Sas and the team at Gateway Chiropractic are able to do a complete and comprehensive physical in just 35 minutes, where most facilities require at least two hours of your time.
One of the things that Gateway Chiropractic offers its clients is transparency. What that means is, as a patient, you always understand what is going on during exams and with your care, in addition to your treatment and care options. As such, when complications arise during a DOT physical, the doctor will explain what any complications are and how we can help you address them. In so doing, he gives you the power to make informed decisions about your care and the outcome of your physical.
What to Expect During Your DOT Physical
- Preliminary results in 35 minutes
- Same day appointments typically available
- Documentation for your employer for reimbursement
- Results sent directly to employer for convenience if you like
- Warm and welcoming environment
What to Bring with You for Your DOT Physical
- Your driver’s license
- List of current medications
- Any glasses, contacts or hearing aids you use
- Documentation of compliance if you use a CPAP machine
- Documentation of compliance if you use insulin products
- If you are diabetic but use non-insulin, you will need documentation of A1C
Common Questions About DOT Physicals
The following are common questions we hear from individuals inquiring about the DOT physical process and requirements. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced medical team.
At a high level, a DOT Physical evaluates the driver’s vision, hearing, blood pressure, other key health indicators, and complete review of a patient’s medical history. The goal is to ensure that the driver is in good health and can safely operate commercial vehicles.
A DOT physical costs $130.
At a DOT Physical, you can expect a Health History Review, Vision & Hearing Test, Blood Pressure Check, and Urinalysis.
Yes, a urinalysis test is required to evaluate whether you may have medical conditions or irregularities that require further attention. This does not include a drug test.
Most DOT physicals need renewal every 2 years, however certain medical conditions could require renewal each year. Your personal renewal requirements will be fully discussed during the exam.