DOT Examinations

by | Mar 19, 2021 | Uncategorized

We do DOT examinations for CDLs.

Dr Rollins is a qualified medical examiner for the USDOT/FMCSA medical certificate.  This requires a 15 minute visit for established patients and a 30 minute visit for new patients.

Medical Examination Report Form, MCSA-5875

Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876


What is the effect on driver certification based on FMCSA hypertension stages?

A driver with a diagnosis of hypertension on treatment should have at least an annual certification.

A driver with a Blood pressure (BP) 140/90 may be certified for 2 years.

First time BP elevated:

Stage 1 – BP 140-159/90-99 Certification Period 1 year

Stage 2 – BP 160-179/100-109 Certification Period 3 months as one time certification.

Within the 3 months, if the blood pressure is below 140/90, the driver may receive 1 year certification.

Stage 3 – BP Reading >180/110 Disqualified. When the blood pressure is less than 140/90, the driver can be certified at 6 month intervals.

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