Expert DOT Physicals in New Jersey - Rhemacare Medicals

DOT Physicals NJ

At Rhemacare Medicals PC in East Orange, New Jersey, we understand the importance of staying compliant with Department of Transportation (DOT) health regulations. Led by Dr. Valentine Obi, our clinic offers comprehensive DOT physicals that are thorough, convenient, and tailored to meet the specific needs of commercial drivers.

Why DOT Physicals Are Necessary

DOT physicals are required to ensure that drivers operating commercial vehicles can handle the long hours, stress, and physical demands of the job without any medical conditions that could impair their ability to drive safely. These exams are crucial for maintaining public safety on the roads.

What to Expect During Your DOT Physical at Rhemacare Medicals

  • Thorough Examination: Our DOT physicals include a detailed review of your medical history, a physical examination, vision test, hearing test, and necessary urine tests to check for underlying medical conditions that could affect your driving ability.
  • Qualified Medical Examiner: Dr. Obi is a certified medical examiner listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry, ensuring that your physical is conducted according to all federal regulations.
  • Efficient Service: We know your time is valuable. Rhemacare Medicals provides efficient service to get you on your way quickly, with all necessary paperwork completed accurately.


Why Choose Rhemacare Medicals for DOT Physicals?

  • Experienced Professionals: Our team is well-versed in the specific health standards set by the DOT, ensuring that you receive a comprehensive and compliant physical exam.
  • Personalized Care: We take the time to address any concerns you might have about the physical or your health, making sure you understand the steps you can take to meet DOT standards.
  • Convenient Location and Scheduling: Located in East Orange, NJ, we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate the busy lives of commercial drivers.


Get Certified with Ease

Stay compliant and safe on the road with DOT Physicals from Rhemacare Medicals. Whether you are renewing your certification or applying for the first time, we provide the detailed evaluations required to ensure your health meets DOT standards. Ready to schedule your DOT physical in NJ? Contact Rhemacare Medicals to book an appointment at your convenience. We look forward to serving you and ensuring your continued compliance and safety on the road.

For more information or to book a DOT physical, visit our website or call our office directly. Trust Dr. Valentine Obi and the team at Rhemacare Medicals to keep you driving safely and legally.

DOT Physicals FAQs

What is a DOT physical?

A DOT physical is a health examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial vehicle drivers. The purpose of the exam is to ensure a driver's ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle. The exam includes assessments of physical health, vision, hearing, and overall physical ability to perform the duties of a commercial driver.

What do I need to bring to a DOT physical?

You should bring a valid form of identification, your current driver’s license, any eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids that you use, a list of any medications you are currently taking, and any relevant medical records, including information about previous surgeries or medical conditions.

How long is a DOT physical certificate valid?

A DOT physical certificate is typically valid for up to 24 months. However, if a medical condition requires monitoring, the examiner may issue a certificate for a shorter period, such as 12 months or less.

Can I fail a DOT physical? What happens if I do?

Yes, it is possible to fail a DOT physical if you do not meet the health standards required for commercial driving. If you fail the physical due to a treatable condition, you may be able to receive treatment and re-take the exam. If you fail due to a more serious or unmanageable condition, you might not be medically certified to drive a commercial vehicle. In such cases, discussing your options with the medical examiner and your employer is important.