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...
3 Classes of Traumatic Brain Injury Determine Driver Certification

3 Classes of Traumatic Brain Injury Determine Driver Certification

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have lasting effects on a driver’s memory, reasoning, sensation, communication and understanding, and cause emotional issues including depression, anxiety and personality changes. I have examined a driver who has history of auto...
Certified Medical Examiner Forms

Certified Medical Examiner Forms

Which Forms Do I Use for the DOT Driver Exams? Certified Medical Examiners are required to continue to use the Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate as found on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website at...
Medical Marijuana – OK for Commercial Drivers?

Medical Marijuana – OK for Commercial Drivers?

Much of the recent press about marijuana has been regarding recreational use now legal in several states.  The debate regarding medical marijuana use in commercial drivers has been settled: From the DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice: The...