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Occupational Medicine in Cedar Rapids

Dr. Kennedy has advanced training to help serve the employers and employees with various screenings and tests.

DOT Related Services

DOT regulated services offered in Cedar Rapids

As a Certified Medical Examiner, Dr. Kennedy can perform DOT Physicals for drivers wishing to earn their DOT Medical Certificate.

Forensic drug testing in Cedar Rapids

Dr. Kennedy is also a certified DOT drug collector. Granting him the ability to perform drug screens for both DOT and non-DOT regulated industries.

Breath Alcohol Testing in Cedar Rapids

Our office utilizes a Drager Alcotest 6820 to perform breath alcohol screenings for both DOT and non-DOT regulated industries.

What to expect at your DOT physical

A FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner will perform your examination as required by FMCSA DOT Law for commercial drivers license. Your medical history will be reviewed, and you will be asked to list any over the counter and prescription drugs you currently take. Please bring in any current prescription you may have from your healthcare provider.

Your certified medical examiner will also perform the following tests, and others if needed:

  • Vital Signs: Height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature

  • Visual acuity, eye examination

  • Ear, throat, mouth examination

  • Aural heart and lung examination

  • Abdominal examination

  • Neurological reflexes and other orthopedic examinations

  • Spinal abnormalities

After the physical examination is complete, your certified medical examiner will discuss any medical condition from your past and current medical conditions you may have which could affect your ability to drive. Based on your past and current history, as well as the findings on physical examination the certified medical examiner will determine the certification period and issue a Medical Examiner's Certificate.

If the certified medical examiner determines that you meet the criteria for a medical certification without limitations you will be given a drivers medical certificate for two years. It is recommended you return here in two years, for another DOT physical exam to maintain your commercial drivers license.

The certification period is determined by FMCSA DOT criteria based on your past and current medical history, as well as current physical findings on your examination and you may qualify for a certification period less than two years.  If you wear corrective lens, and you pass the vision portion of the exam, the medical examiner will issue you a Medical Certification to drive with a corrective lens indicated.  Drivers are rarely disqualified from driving, the certified medical examiner at Advantage Chiropractic will give you every opportunity to take corrective action in order that you may be given a temporary CDL medical certificate. If current physical findings indicate you have serious medical issues and you need medical attention your certified medical examiner will make appropriate recommendations for you to see a Physician and return for a follow up.

Additional Information about federal laws for CDL drivers can be found by clicking the logo below.

DOT certified medical examiner performing DOT Physicals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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