If you work for the department of transportation, or are a local bus or truck driver who lives near Raymond, we know your DOT physical is just one of those hoops you have to jump through — that is why we have made the process simple, accessible, and affordable. Willapa Behavioral Health & Wellness serves professional drivers by offering DOT physicals in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Our FMCSA certified medical examiner, Jeff Smith PA-C, has a down to earth relatable style. He is happy to educate you on the process and help you understand and feel comfortable every step of the way.

Get Your DOT Medical Card and Get Back on the Road!

Whether you’re getting your DOT physical for the first time or just getting it renewed, we understand you want this process to go quickly and smoothly. We’re here to do just that and get you back on the road. Here’s what you need to know about DOT physicals, what to expect during your exam, and more.

What Are DOT Physicals?

If you operate a commercial motor vehicle, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, which can only be administered by an FMCSA-certified medical provider. A DOT physical exam is valid for two years, and then you’ll need to get another exam. These exams help determine if a commercial driver is in good health, so they can safely operate vehicles.

Here's What to Expect During Your Exam

We know DOT physicals can be stressful if you are unprepared, so we have provided information to help you get ready and have peace of mind. Here is what to expect during your exam and how to prepare.

During your DOT physical exam, our certified medical examiner, Jeff Smith, PA-C, will check your:

  • General physical appearance
  • Weight, height, and gait
  • Ears and hearing
  • Heart health and vascular
  • Blood pressure
  • Mouth and throat
  • Chest and lungs
  • Eyes and vision
  • Genital and urinary systems
  • Neurological impairment and abilities
  • Spine and other musculoskeletal areas

How to Prepare for Your Appointment

To prepare for your DOT physical, please bring all of the following applicable items with you:

  • A contact list with your doctor’s names, addresses, and phone numbers
  • A list of your current medications and dosages
  • Hearing aids, if you use them
  • Contacts or glasses, if you use them
  • Letter from your doctor if any of the following apply to you:
    • Take medications that may cause sleepiness
    • Take controlled substances
    • Have permanently lost the use of an arm or leg, and a list of any work restrictions
    • If you have taken the blood thinner Coumadin. Also, provide a recent blood level and clearance test

Choose Care & Comfort at Willapa Behavioral Health and Wellness

If you live in or near Raymond, Washington, we are honored to be one of the few providers who offer DOT physicals and exceptional patient care at our Raymond and Long Beach locations. Our team goes the extra mile to make you comfortable during your visit, answering any questions and concerns you may have along the way.

While DOT physicals are a necessary part of being a commercial driver, we are here to help you get back on the road as soon as possible. If you would like to learn more about scheduling a DOT appointment, please contact our team today.

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