Interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers must have valid medical certificates issued by medical examiners listed on the National registry. 

Our physical exams meet new FMSCA requirements. We are located off I-84 East, Exit 7 in Brookfield, CT. The DOT/CDL physical exam is valid between 3 months and 2 years based on the results of your physical. Renew your DOT/CDL medical certificate before it expires. Make an appointment to get your physical done with Dr. Brian, our Certified Medical Examiner by calling 203-775-1819.

Registry #: 3446833774

Meet Our Certified Medical Examiner

Dr. Brian Conner, D.C., C.N.S., C.K.T.P., C.D.N., IFM-CP, is a Certified Medical Examiner and performs DOT/CDL physicals for Healthy Weighs Wellness Center. Interstate Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers must have a valid medical certificate issued by a Certified Medical Examiner listed on the National Registry. The physical exam meets the FMCSA requirements. The DOT/CDL physical exam is valid between 3 months and 2 years, based on the results of the physical.

What Is a DOT / CDL Physical?

A DOT/CDL Physical is a required physical for any driver with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). Driving school instructors, taxicab drivers, limousine drivers, bus drivers, landscapers, and other professions might require a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical as well.

What Does It Treat?

The DOT/CDL physical is performed to determine if a driver is fit to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) safely.

What Happens in the DOT / CDL Physical?

The DOT/CDL physical takes about 75 minutes to complete. Dr. Brian checks the patient’s urine for glucose, blood, specific gravity, and protein. This is NOT a drug test. It is up to the driver’s employer if they want drug testing done. We do not offer this test in our practice. The patient’s vitals are also checked, which includes their blood pressure and pulse rate. Heart and lungs are auscultated (monitored). An eye exam is also performed. The driver must pass all portions of the physical. If they do not pass the eye exam, they must see an eye doctor to get glasses or contacts and come back to repeat that portion of the physical before they can pass.

If there is glucose in their urine, they are referred to their primary care physician for further testing. Because all the data from the physical is entered into the National Registry, the driver cannot go to another Certified Medical Examiner to try to pass the physical before going for appropriate treatment. The information regarding why they failed the exam is entered in the database.

An example of follow-up sessions:

A follow-up appointment is not necessary until renewal, unless the driver fails the physical. Each physical is independent from the previous one.

Dr. Brian Conner, DC, CKTP, CNS, CDN, IFMCP