DOT Physical Examinations
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Your DOT Physical Exam in San Jose, CA could not be more convenient than having it done at Healing Touch Chiropractic. We provide a one-stop-shop for your DOT physical needs.
- Quick and efficient service
- Same day appointments welcome based on availability
Tips before you arrive
Listed below are areas of the examination that commonly require more documentation or possible disqualification. If you are required to have any medical clearance or exemptions, please have all documents handy at the time of exam.
- The department of transportation requires your blood pressure to be below 140/90 to qualify for a two year certification.
- If you are prescribed any medication to control your high blood pressure, please bring it in.
- Avoid coffee, tea, or other caffeinated beverages at least one hour before your appointment
- Arrive in comfortable clothing that provides easy skin access for blood pressure cuff.
- ·Have your Hemoglobin A1c numbers on hand. Ask your primary care provider for your recent blood results
- If you use insulin to control your diabetes, you will need a Federal Diabetes Exemption from your primary care provider.
- Remember to bring documentation of your sleep study from your primary care provider or facility. CPAP compliance is required for a certification.
- Annual Certification
- A urine sample is required at the time of examination.
- If you have had a prior heart attack (MI) it is required to bring in a letter of clearance from your cardiologist. There must be a two month wait period after your heart attack to be qualified. A cardiac stress test is also required every two years. (Annual Examination)
- Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI): The driver must have a negative exercise tolerance test (ETT) three to six months after the procedure. The ETT must be performed every two years. (Annual certification with cardiologist clearance).
- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Driver must have a yearly ETT five years after the grafting. (Annual certification)
- Valve Replacement: Three month wait and clearance by cardiologist. Must be on anticoagulation therapy unless a bio-prosthetic valve is used. (annual certification with clearance by cardiologist).