When Your Specialist Won’t Commit

When Your Specialist Won’t Commit

Specialty Consults on DOT Physical Close to half of your Commercial DOT Physical examinees have a significant medical condition.  Most times is easy enough to request some documentation or needed testing from the primary care treating physician. Examples: You have a...
Wearing Two Hats?  Both Medical Examiner and PCP?

Wearing Two Hats? Both Medical Examiner and PCP?

Should you be both the DOT medical examiner and the PCP? Omar asks: I just finished listening to your webinar on the new DOT form. It was quite informative and useful. I still need to go back and brush up on the determination pending part. I have a question for you:...
There are Regulations and … Everything Else

There are Regulations and … Everything Else

The FMCSA is urging medical examiners to give clear explanations to drivers regarding certification determinations, and to distinguish between what is “required” by regulation and what is recommended as guidelines or best practices.  There are only 13...
Re-Certification with Hypertension on DOT exams

Re-Certification with Hypertension on DOT exams

I just wanted to clarify what the terms certification and re-certification vs follow-up mean with regards to the following situations: 1.  On the Medical Report Form, there are three boxes at the top with these three designations.  In our clinic, some are saying that...