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CDL Physical Exams in Prince Frederick, MD

DOT Exams

Welcome to Calvert Internal Medicine Group, your premier destination for DOT physicals in Prince Frederick, MD. Our practice goes above and beyond to provide convenient and comprehensive healthcare services, including evening hours to accommodate your busy schedule. 

When you visit us for a DOT physical, you have the unique advantage of being seen by your regular primary care physician, someone who knows your health history and can offer personalized care. As a full-service healthcare provider committed to continuity of care, we ensure a seamless experience from your DOT physical to any follow-up needs. 

With our in-house lab facilities and LabCorp agents on-site, we streamline the process of bloodwork, offering efficient and integrated services all under one roof.

If you need to schedule a DOT physical or are looking for a primary care provider in Prince Frederick, MD, look no further than Calvert Internal Medicine Group. Schedule your physical with us today.


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DOT Medical Exam Services

The 2014 Federal Guidelines require you to provide more detailed information about your health conditions, as well as more oversight by doctors who specialize in treating those conditions.

Print out this DOT Medical Examination Report(opens in a new tab) and fill out the first page before your appointment. Reviewing it will help you understand the health conditions considered significant to commercial driving.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to ensure that all required documentation is completed.

Here is what you need to bring to your exam:

  • Bring a complete list of their medications, including the dosage regimen, and your doctor's names and addresses.
  • Bring glasses, contacts, hearing aids. Drivers with monocular vision should bring form MCSA-5871, the Vision Evaluation Report form, completed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist no more than 45 days prior to the examination.
  • Drivers with diabetes should bring blood sugar logs and most recent hemoglobin A1c values
  • Drivers with insulin-treated diabetes should bring form MCSA-5870 Insulin-treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment, completed by the treating provider no more than 45 days prior to the examination.
  • Drivers with sleep apnea should bring machine readings for at least 90 days and a letter from their sleep specialist
  • Drivers with cardiac issues should bring a letter from their cardiologist and results from any recent testing (stress test, echocardiogram, Holter monitor, etc.)
  • Drivers taking medications that may affect alertness should bring a letter from the treatment provider regarding driving safety while taking these medications.
  •  The optional CMV Driver Medication Form, MCSA-5895, may be necessary to be completed by treating providers regarding the driver's use of medications.
  •   Drivers taking Coumadin (warfarin) need recent INR results (at least past 3 months) and a letter from their treating physician.
  • Drivers, it may be necessary to schedule a visit with your treatment providers before the DOT examination to be sure all current health issues are identified and addressed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some health concerns for DOT drivers I should be aware of?

Diabetic drivers cannot be on needle-injected insulin. Diabetes controlled through a diet or oral medication is permitted. Additionally, a driver’s blood pressure must be under 140/90, otherwise, a temporary license or no license will be issued, depending on the blood pressure values at the exam.

What else do I need to know before my DOT physical?

Use of controlled substance prescriptions may even with a certification letter prevent you from obtaining a license since examiners are instructed to fail anyone whose medical care interferes with safe driving. If you take any controlled substance prescription, you may want to check with your prescribing physician about safer alternatives before your exam. If you see any health care provider routinely for this condition, you will need a letter of clearance for commercial driving from that provider to be considered for licensure.

Prescription medication to control blood pressure is permitted. If you have high blood pressure, see your treating doctor before the exam to ensure it is well controlled.

If a driver has any history of a heart problem, including coronary artery disease, valve disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, congenital heart defect, or any past heart surgery or procedure, you will be required to provide the medical examiner with records that may include stress test (performed within the last 12 months), echocardiograms, Holter monitoring, vascular studies, or other pertinent tests, along with a release from the driver’s cardiologist stating that he/she is “cleared to drive a commercial motor vehicle without restrictions.” See your cardiologist before the exam to obtain these.

The Department of Transportation also requires clearance from treating physicians for drivers who have been diagnosed with the following conditions: 

  • Sleep apnea
  • Recent back injury
  • Recent major surgery
  • A current hernia
  • Have had recent workers’ compensation claims

Are DOT exams covered by insurance?

DOT exams are generally not covered by health insurance. However, it is important to check with your insurance provider beforehand to verify. If you are self-paying, please contact us for more information about payment options.

How can I schedule a DOT medical exam near me?

Appointments are easy to make with Calvert Internal Medicine Group. If you’re a new patient, simply call our office at 410-535-2005. For returning patients, you can easily make an appointment online through our website or your Patient Portal.

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