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All Day Medical Care Clinic

Behavioral & Medical Specialists in Gaithersburg, Urbana, Columbia, Silver Spring, & Bethesda, MD

DOT physicals are required as a condition of employment with the Department of Transportation. If you’re due for a physical to become or stay employed with the DOT, the team of doctors at All Day Medical Care Clinic offers DOT physicals at both their primary office in Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Urbana, Maryland, Columbia, Maryland, and their satellite office in Silver Spring, Maryland. They have convenient office hours and issue medical certificates so you can start or get back to work quickly. Call All Day Medical Care Clinic to schedule a DOT physical today or use the online booking tool.

DOT Physical Q & A


What is a DOT physical?

A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical is a medical exam the DOT requires to ensure you’re healthy enough to safely perform your job duties. 

An All Day Medical Care Clinic provider experienced in DOT physicals completes a thorough exam and issues you a DOT medical certificate if they determined you meet the physical demands of your job, which involves safely operating a commercial vehicle.

What should I expect during a DOT physical?

During a DOT physical, your doctor reviews your medical history and evaluates your weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. You’ll undergo a physical exam, vision and hearing tests, blood tests to rule out medical conditions, and a urine test to screen for drug and alcohol use.

Expect your DOT physical to take approximately 30-45 minutes. If your doctor has concerns about a medical condition, you might undergo additional testing, see a specialist, or obtain documentation from a specialist you’re receiving treatment from.

If you pass the DOT physical, your doctor certifies you and issues you a medical certificate, which is required for DOT employment. You can sign a waiver to have your employer request the certificate whenever necessary.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Before you arrive at a DOT physical with All Day Medical Care Clinic, make sure to bring the following with you:

  • A list of your medications and dosages
  • Your medical history
  • Glasses or contacts if you wear them
  • Hearing aids if you have them
  • Photo identification
  • Your insurance card
  • A form of payment

If you have a chronic disease or another medical condition, make sure you properly manage the disease or have documentation from a specialist regarding your treatment. 

For example, if you have diabetes make sure your blood sugar is under control or seek treatment for high blood pressure before scheduling a DOT exam.

How often will I require a DOT physical?

DOT physicals are required every two years, but you may need one more often if you have high blood pressure or another chronic health condition that requires regular monitoring. 

When you’re due for your next DOT physical, schedule an appointment with All Day Medical Care Clinic by phone or online today.