If you need a commercial driver’s license (CDL), the US Department of Transportation requires you to pass a special physical administered by qualified providers. The team at Stanton Family Clinic in Stanton, Kentucky, is certified to provide CDL physicals and complete the necessary paperwork. Call today to schedule your appointment, or use this website to book online.
You must be in good health if you plan to operate a commercial vehicle for work, an institution, or another purpose. A certified health provider must verify your health before you can acquire the specific driver’s license required to drive these vehicles.
A CDL physical is a requirement of the US Department of Transportation.
Your provider at Stanton Family Clinic begins your CDL by gathering basic health information like your blood pressure, oxygen saturation levels, height, and weight. They’ll also review your medical and family history to evaluate your fitness for driving. You’ll also reveal any existing health issues that might interfere with your ability to drive safely.
Next, you undergo a comprehensive physical exam. Your provider assesses your vision, eye health, hearing, ear health, nose, throat, heart, and lungs. They check your reflexes and may ask you to perform simple movements to evaluate your muscle strength and flexibility.
You’ll discuss any current symptoms and talk about your lifestyle habits. Sometimes, your provider orders additional screenings, like cholesterol, blood sugar, and metabolic blood tests.
Certain health conditions like a history of seizures or musculoskeletal disorders can cause problems while driving and prevent you from passing your CDL physical. Substance use can also be a reason why you don’t pass the physical.
Chronic conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure, don’t make you ineligible for a CDL. However, your provider may want you to get additional screenings to ensure you’re not at risk of developing complications that could interfere with your ability to operate a commercial vehicle.
Bring any health records, like doctor’s notes, immunization records, or lab results, that are relevant to your current health. Write up a list of the medications and supplements you’re taking as well as the dosages.
Additionally, remember your Department of Transportation paperwork so the office staff can fill it out.
Call Stanton Family Clinic to schedule a CDL physical, or use this website to make your appointment online.