& Wellness is happy to provide medical examinations for Lakeville and the surrounding communities. We understand that driving is a major industry in our
community and the individuals who work in these industries deserve the
highest quality of care.
Lakeville Chiropractor Dr. Joshua Marty is a Certified Medical Examiner and has
openings for DoT Physicals throughout the week, including openings on Saturday. He also accepts same-day and next-day appointments!
Call (612) 440-5776 or
schedule your DOT physical online!
Why Choose Marty Chiropractic & Wellness In Lakeville For Your DoT Physical?
At Marty Chiropractic & Wellness, we understand that your time is money. We provide the full examination, including your urinalysis, in a timely fashion. We also have competitive pricing for the Lakeville area. In addition to the full DoT examination, we provide all of the drivers that come through our doors with tips on how they can prevent the most common injuries and disqualifiers to commercial drivers. Driving long-term increases the risk of developing certain health conditions. We believe it is important that drivers understand those risks and take action to minimize the manifestation of those conditions. Diabetes, hypertension, and physical impairment are a few examples of common conditions in the driving population. We are conveniently located off of I-35 and 185th St near the Lakeville Super Target. We are on the 2nd floor of the Citizens Bank building.
Why Should You Care About Lifestyle Tips?
The development of certain health conditions may not seem like a major life altering event, but even a mild case of hypertension is enough to place your Commercial Driver's License, or CDL, in jeopardy. Small changes to your everyday routine are very effective at preventing or even reversing conditions such as hypertension or diabetes. This may include changes in your diet or exercise habits. It can be difficult to change our habits. However, ignoring minor health conditions may lead to major problems developing that may invalidate your ability to drive.
Before Your DoT Examination
Before you arrive for your DoT physical examination, please read through the pertinent information concerning your medical history. Certain conditions or medications in your history will need to be presented with documentation from your medical provider showing your ability to drive unimpaired.
- Prescription Medications: Bring a complete list of medications, including the dosages, time taken, prescribing physician's name and clinic. Ask your prescribing physician about your medications ahead of time if you are worried that new medication may be interfering with your ability to drive safely. Certain medications, particularly those with psychological effects may need to be accompanied with a specific letter clearing you to drive commercially.
- Diabetes: If you are diabetic, please provide a record of your most recent testing, including an A1c report. Please understand that if you are treating with Insulin you will be disqualified from driving without the appropriate federal waiver. This waiver requires the completion of the application found at : https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-r...
- Hypertension or Cardiovascular Conditions: Drivers who have hypertension or have had a cardiovascular event or surgery within the past 5 years may be taking medications. Please bring a copy of any current medications as well as any cardiovascular stress tests that have been performed. If you have recently undergone an episode or surgery, there is a minimum waiting period of at least 3 months depending on the condition. If you are concerned about your ability to drive, or have recently undergone testing, please discuss your ability to drive commercially with your primary care physician and obtain a letter of your clearance to drive as well as a result of all testing and lab work performed.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The use of a CPAP device requires records from the previous 12 months. The majority of these devices have the ability to download and print the information in a convenient manner. If you were recently taken off of a sleeping device, the results of that sleep study must be brought in for confirmation.
- Neurological: Neurological conditions and traumas are a serious concern to those who are driving commercially. It will be required to have records of medications, your diagnosis, and your current condition upon examination. It is also highly recommended to preemptively obtain a letter from your neurologist that you are cleared to drive commercially as most of these conditions may be disqualifiers without that letter.
- Physical Impairment: Certain physical limitations may require further documentation before being completion of your DoT Exam. Loss of limb, poor grip strength, or loss of range of motion are a few physical conditions that may require this documentation. A Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) will be required if the Certified Medical Examiner decides that the ability to operate a truck is impaired in some way. The SPE is performed for a licensed professional who is more familiar with the physical requirements of operating the specific machinery and a list of SPE service centers may be found at : https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-requirements/skill-performance-evaluation-certificate-program
If you have questions about your specific medical condition and potentially required documentation, please contact us for that information prior to attending your DoT Physical Examination.
With same-day, next-day, and Saturday appointments, it is easy to find a time that works for you! Call (612) 440-5776 or schedule your DOT physical online!