DOT PHYSICAL EXAM IN GILBERT AZ

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 Driver Friendly DOT Physical Exam – $70.00 cash and $80.00 with a card*

Get your CDL medical physical exam in Gilbert AZ in 30 minutes, in 3 EASY STEPS:

– Just bring a smiling face, a way to pay, and a need to pee –

DOT EXAM STEPS IN GILBERT AZ

Step 1.

  • Fill out the NEW Electronic DOT Exam Form on your computer, tablet, or phone. No printing needed!

Step 2.
Complete your DOT physical exam with doctor Howard Fern, D.C. who is a medical certified examiner for FMCSA*.

  • Review of brief medical history
  • Height, weight, blood pressure, pulse rate, range of motion, heart, lungs, eyes, ears
  • Discuss special medical conditions
  • Urinalysis for basic urinalysis test

Step 3.
We complete your paperwork. Photo ID required.

  • You will receive the original DOT medical form. We will be happy to fax/e-mail a copy to your company.
  • You will receive a laminated medical card for your wallet.
  • We will keep a scanned copy of your DOT physical form on file at our office. (Just in case you misplace it)
  • We will schedule your reminder notification via e-mail or text so you do not miss your next exam.
  • Exam cost: $70.00 cash exam or company check. $80.00 for credit or debit card. Pre-authorized company accounts are welcomed.

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Dr. Howard Fern is a Chiropractic physician since 1993. He is FMCSA Certified Medical Examiners(CME). He is known to his drivers as “Doc” and has been performing CDL physicals since 2002. Dr. Fern understands the importance of a CDL physical for his drivers’ livelihoods and is committed to providing all drivers with a fair and ethical examination.

He is member of TEAMCME which is a national network of DOT doctors and Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association( OOIDA). Dr. Fern is also certified in Drug Testing, Breath Alcohol Testing, Hair Follicle Testing, Respiratory Medical and Fit Testing and pre/post employment fitness examination.

DOT PHYSICAL EXAM: THINGS TO PLAN IN ADVANCE:

If you have a medical condition you’re going to need some paperwork:

  • Diabetic Condition – Bring a list of medications and name of prescribing doctor.
  • High Blood Pressure – Bring a list of medications and name of prescribing doctor.
  • Heart Condition – If you’ve had a heart attack or cardiovascular disease, you’ll need to bring a copy of your last stress test.
  • Sleep Apnea – Bring a copy of your latest sleep test results, if you have one.
  • Medications – List all the prescription medicines you take, including strength and dosage. If you regularly take over-the counter medications, such as antacids or allergy pills, list them, too.
  • Contact information – Have names and phone numbers of your doctors in case you need to call and have them fax missing information.

DOT Physical Exam: Things To Do to Manage Your Blood Pressure:

  • Make sure you don’t run out of your prescribed blood-pressure medication.
  • Remember to take your medication on schedule. If you forget, most doctors recommend taking your medication as soon as possible.
  • If you’re significantly late taking your medication, tell the doctor conducting the DOT physical you forgot to take your regular medication. If your blood pressure is too high, ask to have it rechecked later that day – or even the following day.
  • Cutting back on caffeine and nicotine can help improve your blood pressure.
  • Reducing the amount of salty foods you eat and avoiding adding salt to your food can also help to lower your blood pressure.
  • The week before your DOT physical exam, cut back on coffee, sodas, energy drinks, potato chips, etc, and don’t add salt to your food. Also reduce your use of nicotine as much as possible. Doing this can help lower your blood pressure reading.

The Day of the DOT Physical Exam:

  • Remember to bring the medical records you’ve prepared in advance, including your list of medications.
  • Remember to bring eye glasses and /or hearing aid (it’s surprising how many people forget this).
  • Drink water. Come with a need to pee.

Getting Past ‘White Coat’ Syndrome:

  • First off, we understand that this is a very real concern for some drivers.
  • Secondly, we work with drivers all day long. We understand that passing your DOT physical exam is important to your continued career and your livelihood, and we’re here to do everything we can to help you.
  • Lastly, there are no white coats in our clinic.

Back Pain? Neck Pain? Shoulder Pain? Leg Pain?

Repetitive strain injury builds up over time in long distance drivers. Many drivers come in to see us with back pain. One of the injuries Dr. Fern sees often is ‘truckers shoulder‘. Others come in with hip and leg pain. Chiropractic adjustment is a key treatment Dr. Fern uses to help patients get out of pain and improve their ability to perform their work. Our clinic has Chiropractic Acupuncture, Physiotherapy to help you get out of pain quickly. If you have pain, ask Dr. Fern about it. If he can help you he’ll tell you! If it’s not a condition he can help, he’ll tell you that too!

DOT Doctor

Your DOT doctor at A Plus Chiropractic Care is Dr. Howard Fern. Most drivers just call him “Doc”. We have been working with commercial drivers for more than ten years so he understands the importance of you passing your DOT physical exam for your CDL.

Our goal at A Plus Chiropractic Care is twofold: To support you in protecting your livelihood, and to help you with improved lifestyle choices for your health and for your life. We do our best to help you prepare for your DOT physical exam and make your CDL medical certification as hassle free as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at (480) 649-5868 today!

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Dr. Fern, your go-to chiropractor in Gilbert, AZ. is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona, United Health Care of Arizona, Aetna, Cigna and Medicare

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201 W Guadalupe Rd Suite 311, Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-649-5868

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Dr. Howard Fern, DC, FIAMA, CME
201 W Guadalupe Rd Suite 311, Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-649-5868

Monday, Wednesday Thursday :
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday & Friday  :
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Walk-ins are Welcome!

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