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Department of Transportation Physicals

DOT Exams Made Easy

 Smart Pain Solutions is your easiest option for completing Department of Transportation physicals. We have flexible hours to get you in quickly. We are conveniently located right off interstate 70 in Bridgeton, MO.

DOT Physicals are a simple check- up to keep us all safe & you healthy!

Give us a call at 314-298-1400 so you can get in, get out, and back on the road! The price for the exam is $95 at the time of service.

DOT physicals are offered at our Bridgeton location exclusively. NOTE: DOT & Taxi Physicals are only offered at our Bridgeton location!

Who needs a DOT Physical?

Department of Transportation Physicals are required for anyone with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) or Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). They are a great idea for anyone that drives a vehicle for a living, even if it isn’t on a CDL. Some other employers may also require a physical depending on the job requirements. For more info about who is required to have a DOT physical visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Home Page.

What's the Purpose of the Physical?

The main concern is to figure out if there is a medical condition that could put you out of commission while driving. There is never a good time to have a heart attack or stroke but having one while hauling a full load at 75 mph is a really bad time. DOT physicals are meant to keep you and the other drivers safe on the road. The main objective for one of these physical exams is to reassure the government that an individual does not have any underlying or overt medical conditions that would inhibit them from safely operating a vehicle for long periods of time.

What to Expect at your DOT Physical?

  • We will discuss your health history with you. It’s best to bring any prescriptions or paperwork from other doctors with you. During the exam we check your vitals. That includes height, weight, & blood pressure, as well as your eyes & ears.
  • We check kidney function with an in-office urine test (not a drug test) followed by a general physical where we check the heart, lungs, reflexes, spine, and joints.
  • If all goes well, you will leave that day with your DOT certification which is good for two years. Occasionally following the exam additional information may be needed. In these instances a temporary certification is often given to provide time to gather additional health records or tests.
  • For more information check out our newest blog posting about DOT exams!

What to Bring to Your DOT Physical?

  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • List of medications or supplements you are taking
  • Contacts, glasses, and or hearing aids if you need them.
  • Contact information for any doctors you are presently under the care of.
  • If you have a condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure you will need to bring the proper forms filled out by the treating doctor.
  • A full bladder

Why use Smart Pain Solutions for your DOT physicals?

  • Easy to schedule
  • Open 6 days a week.
  • You can always be seen within 48 hours, and many times the same day.
  • Conveniently located in Bridgeton, Missouri.
  • The cost is only $95 at time of service.
  • Laminated short form. When you pass, a laminated copy of your certification will be produced for you to carry in your vehicle.
Call us at 314-298-1400 to get scheduled!

Completing paperwork to save time at office!

Upon calling to schedule an appointment for a DOT exam our office will send you a text message that provides you with a link to fill out for our 3b Exam Department of Transportation website portal. If you are able to complete those forms online that will save you a few minutes on the day of your physical. 

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