State College DOT Physicals

State College DOT/CDL Physicals

We are pleased to announce that Brummert Family Chiropractic is now offering DOT physicals to folks in State College, PA and Centre County. Unfortunately, we are not equipped to handle walk in traffic. So, please do call in advance to secure your appointment. In many cases, same day appointments are available. We do our best to accommodate everyone and guarantee on time appointments within 48 hours of your initial appointment request. No more long waits in an urgent care facility. Call us today to schedule your DOT physical.

Who needs a DOT physical?

1. Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holders
2. Non-CLD holder but required by federal law to have a Medical Certificate
3. School bus drivers who do not have a state or federal exemption”
4. Non-CDL interstate drivers operating a vehicle over 10,000 lbs
5. Driving over nine passengers for compensation
6. Driving over sixteen passengers not for compensation
7. Driving a commercial vehicle that is placarded for hazardous waste
8. None of the above but required by an employer to have a Medical Certificate

If you are unsure whether or not you need a DOT physical, first contact your employer. If you are still unsure, call the office and we will happily answer any questions you may have about obtaining a Medical Certificate.

Tips for completing a successful DOT Physical Examination:

1. Show up a few minutes early to fill out the paperwork.
2. Answer every question on the intake paperwork individually and truthfully.
3. Be sure to bring a state issued photo identification card.
4. If you are concerned about your blood pressure, get a good night’s rest prior to your appointment and avoid caffeine prior to the appointment.
5. Smoking, poor diet, excess weight, alcohol use, stress, and lack of physical activity are all factors that decrease your likelihood of passing a physical exam. Making positive changes in lifestyle choices will help you pass your examination and stay on the road longer.

Don’t doctor shop:

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) is cracking down on drivers that doctor shop. They are also cracking down on doctors that routinely pass drivers that should not have a Medical Certificate. The best way to protect your Medical Certificate is to make sure you are maintaining healthy habits between exams. If you have a history of high blood pressure, get this under control by medical management or through diet and exercise. Also, be sure to have your vision and hearing checked routinely at doctor appointments. Finally, be sure your doctor understands what medications and conditions are safe for driving and which are not. It’s your medical certificate and your job. Don’t risk it!