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DOT Certified Medical Exams are now being offered at Drivers 1st Medical.

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About Drivers 1st Medical

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DOT Certified Medical Exams are now being offered at Drivers 1st Medical. We are focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet and exceed your expectations. We offer low-cost, quick, convenient and comprehensive medical exams for commercial drivers to meet federal DOT regulations needed to obtain and maintain commercial driver’s licenses.

Our goal is to provide a worry-free experience to our patients. Your Certified Medical Examiner will treat you with the respect you deserve.  Our experienced healthcare professionals will address medical issues upfront, avoiding delays in obtaining your medical examiner’s certificate.

The Department of Transportation requires all Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holders to receive periodic physical examinations, officially called a “Department of Transportation Medical Examination,” to ensure the ability of the driver to safely operate a commercial vehicle.

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102 Wessington Place Hendersonville, TN 37075
(Corner of New Shackle Island Rd and Wessington Place)

Drivers 1st Medical

Contact us today to schedule your DOT Physical!

Free Health Screenings for Commercial Drivers

Drivers 1st Medical can help


Trouble Sleeping?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other sleep disorders are common conditions in commercial drivers due to the risk factors associated with commercial driving. We can treat your sleep disorder and ensure that you are compliant with FMCSA.

Other Health Problems?

We offer services including pulmonary function testing, urinalysis, and chest x-rays to help diagnose and treat any acute or chronic health problems you have. We will help you address any issues so that you can meet FMCSA requirements for certification.

No Health Problems?

If you have no current health problems or an established medical condition that is treated and well controlled we will provide you with your Medical Examiner’s Certificate the very same day of your visit!

Do you need a Certified Medical Examiner for your drivers??? Become an affiliate

 Become a business affiliate of Drivers 1st Medical and receive a discounted rate on DOT physicals for your drivers. You can send your drivers to us or we can travel to your location and perform the exams onsite. Additional business affiliate benefits include the following:

* Priority scheduling for any diagnostic tests your drivers need including chest X-rays, pulmonary function tests, and sleep studies.
* Same day appointment scheduling for exams.
* Guaranteed same day temporary card for drivers who require additional diagnostic tests.
* Affordable payment plans for any additional diagnostic tests not covered by the drivers health insurance.

Download our Drivers 1st Business Affiliate Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting us, please browse our FAQ.

What is included in a DOT physical?

Your physical will include a complete history and physical, vision screening, color blind test, urinalysis to assess for protein, glucose, and specific gravity.

Are all drivers screened for Sleep Apnea?

No. We follow FMCSA screening recommendations for drivers who are high risk for OSA. For more info on their recommendations visit the FMCSA website.

What if I need a Sleep Study?

Drivers 1st Medical has an onsite AASM accredited sleep lab and will arrange for you to have your sleep study if you are considered high risk. We will ensure that your temporary card does not expire until you have had the time to complete the study. We offer priority scheduling for drivers as well as payment plans for those unable to utilize their health insurance. Affordable home sleep studies are also available.

What if I have high blood pressure?

You will be required to have a DOT physical annually. Your blood pressure must be less than or equal 140/90. If your blood pressure is higher but does not exceed 180/110 you will receive a one time 3 month certificate. A blood pressure over 180/110 is disqualifying. You must wait 6 months and will be required to have a blood pressure of 140/90 or lower to be certified.

What is the cost for a DOT physical?

DOT physicals at Drivers 1st Medical are $75 for individual drivers. Discounts are available for drivers who are employed by one of our Business Affiliate motor carriers.

What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring a list of your medications, medical history and treating physician and any other pertinent documents such as a statement from your medical provider clearing you for a specific medical condition.
What are the FMCSA physical qualification standards?

Click Here for a copy of the medical examination report form which lists the physical qualifications for drivers on the last page.

What if I have diabetes?

Diabetes is not a disqualifying condition. However if you use insulin to control your diabetes you will be required to have an exemption from an endocrinologist in order to be certified. Please see the Federal Diabetes Exemption Program info on the FMCSA website.


Contact us today to schedule your DOT Physical!

Free Health Screenings for Commercial Drivers
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102 Wessington Place Suite A Hendersonville, TN 37075

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Mon-Fri 8:30 - 4:30 Sat-Sun : Closed

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