CDL and DOT Physicals Clarksville TN

At Medical Direct Care, we provide Department of Transportation or DOT physicals in Clarksville TN.

If you drive for a living and transport hazardous materials or loads that weigh in excess of 100,000 pounds, you must go through this medical check every two years to keep your license valid.

Physical examinations, or physicals in general, are evaluations that are intended to see if a person can perform duties to do specific activities. This is because the examination is one of the best ways to identify illnesses or other health issues that can hinder a person from performing their duties.

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CDL & DOT Physicals Clarksville TN

A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical is a health exam required for commercial motor vehicle drivers. DOT physicals allow health experts to determine if a person is mentally, emotionally, and physically fit to operate commercial vehicles in Clarksville TN.

If you are a commercial driver, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires you to take and pass a DOT physical to maintain your driver’s license.

Work Physicals

A work physical examination, also called a pre-employment physical exam, assures employers that their prospective employees are mentally and physically capable of performing the responsibilities of their job.

The Process for Physicals in Clarksville TN

Although a physical exam varies depending on the purpose and provider, most assessments include the following:

  • A medical history check is performed wherein the examiner reviews any past or existing health concerns, evaluates your lifestyle and behaviors. 
  • The examiner checks your vital signs and performs the necessary examination.


Once you have passed your physical exam, you will be given the documentation needed to show the right authorities that you are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to assume your role.

Get Your DOT Physicals at MDC Clarksville TN

At Medical Care Direct in Clarksville TN, we can provide you with the physical examinations you need for sports, Department of Transportation (DOT), and pre-employment. 

If you are interested in getting a physical exam with MDC, you can call us at 931-221-0902 or send us a message today.


What Do We Look for During Transportation Physicals?

Some of the things we’ll be looking at during your physical exam include:

  • Your eyesight and hearing.
  • A urinalysis to check whether there are any undiagnosed health issues.
  • Your physical health, including your weight, lung health, balance, and so on.


Is a drug test required for DOT physical for Tennessee employment?

Many times your employer will require drug or alcohol screening as a part of your employment or as a routine check. These are additional tests we can complete, but these are not included as part of a DOT physical and will result in additional charges.


How long will the exam take?

Usually, a DOT physical takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. To prioritize your visit and limit your time at our facilities, you can schedule an appointment for your physical by calling our office directly. 


What kinds of drugs are tested for in a physical?

The drugs that can be found with a physical include marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP, opiates, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone.


Do local drivers need a medical card?

According to the DOT they do. Non-CDL drivers who require a DOT medical card are required to carry a DOT medical card even though it’s not explicitly stated. 

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