DOT Physical Specialist

Vincent D. Ho, Inc.

Family Medicine located in Rosemead, CA

When your job requires you to have a specialized DOT physical, it helps to have a provider with a full understanding and appreciation of the process. As a certified medical examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Dr. Vincent D. Ho of Rosemead, California, is able to complete your exam and keep you safely on the road. For your DOT physical exam, call or book your appointment online.

DOT Physical Q & A

What is a DOT physical?

The federal Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a specialized physical exam for anyone working in a job that is safety-sensitive. This means that your job description involves tasks — like driving commercially — that may place you and the public at potential risk. This exam ensures that you are healthy enough to perform your job as safely as possible.

The DOT physical is thorough and is mandated by the FMCSA. In order for the exam to be compliant with regulations, the DOT physical must be completed by a certified medical examiner and follow a set of strict guidelines for examination and reporting.

As an official FMCSA medical examiner, Dr. Ho holds credentials to complete your DOT physical every 24 months. You may need this exam more often if you have conditions like elevated blood pressure that need closer monitoring.


What does a DOT physical entail?

Your DOT physical ensures that you do not have any condition that may be putting you or the public at risk. Dr. Ho collects information related to:

  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse rate
  • Urinalysis

He also completes a thorough physical examination and reports findings in a number of specific areas, including:

  • Overall appearance
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Mouth
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Abdomen
  • Extremities
  • Circulatory system
  • Genito-urinary system
  • Spine and muscles
  • Nervous system

Dr. Ho searches for signs and symptoms of concern and reports his findings per FMCSA regulatory guidelines.


What do I need to bring with me to my DOT physical?

In order for your exam to run as smoothly as possible, complete the first page of the DOT physical paperwork and bring it with you. This page includes a health questionnaire, which you are most qualified to complete.

If applicable, you may also bring:

  • Medications
  • Glasses or contacts
  • Recent lab results
  • Recent diagnostic study results

If a cardiologist or other specialist is seeing you, you may bring a letter from them stating your ability to perform a safety-sensitive job.

These items help Dr. Ho get the best picture of your overall health and communicate your ability to safely perform your job. He appreciates the importance of verifying your health, both for you and for others. He also understands that being compliant with FMCSA guidelines can be overwhelming and is happy to assist you by properly performing and reporting your DOT physical.

If you need a DOT physical, call or book your appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary