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DOT exams are for Public Health and Safety Commercial drivers can be very difficult to deal with when they have medical conditions requiring further follow up. There are a lot of reasons for this, most importantly to them, their livelihood. But you have to remember we...
Annual Medical Examination- PCP or Medical Examiner?

Annual Medical Examination- PCP or Medical Examiner?

When there is a specification for annual medical examination <of a commercial driver>, is it required that the driver return to the original medical examiner or can they be seenby their family practice doc and bring in supporting documents? Annual Medical...
Extra testing required for DOT Exam–Who Pays?

Extra testing required for DOT Exam–Who Pays?

If we need to order extra testing for example; echo, sleepstudies, extra blood work, does that get billed to their  personalinsurance?Do we hold the certification as suggested or give them a temp fail untiltesting is finished, requiring a repeat office visit  and or...
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...