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DOT Physical Exam

As an employer, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has a responsibility to ensure that its employees are physically able to perform the essential functions of their jobs. This means that whether you're already an employee of PennDOT or are seeking employment there now, you'll need to get a physical exam from an authorized provider. 

Dr. David J. Silverstein Associates is proud to be an FMCSA-certified provider of physical exams for PennDOT employees and applicants in Lancaster County and beyond. Our team of board-certified physicians and certified medical examiners are experienced in performing the exams required by PennDOT, and will work with you to ensure that you meet all the necessary requirements.

Whether you need a pre-employment physical, a routine DOT physical, or a return-to-work examination, we can help. If you have any questions about the physical examination process for PennDOT employees or applicants, or would like to schedule an appointment with the top primary care physician Lancaster, PA has to offer, please contact us today.

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DOT Physical Doctors When You Need Them

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation doesn't just require all new employees to undergo a physical examination. It also requires current employees to do so on a regular basis -- at least every five years. This is because the DOT understands that an employee's ability to perform their job can change over time, and wants to make sure that everyone on the job is up to the task.

Here's what you can expect from a DOT physical exam with us:

  • We will go over your complete medical history with you, including any medications you are currently taking
  • We will perform a thorough physical examination, paying special attention to your heart, lungs, and musculoskeletal system
  • We will test your vision and hearing
  • We will review your immunization records
  • We will order any additional tests that may be necessary, such as a urine drug screen or EKG
  • We will provide you with a completed DOT physical form to take to your employer

If it's time for your PennDOT exam, Dr. David J. Silverstein Associates can help. We offer convenient appointments and flexible scheduling so you can get the care you need without disrupting your busy life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need a PennDOT physical?

New drivers need a DOT physical when they are hired. After that, drivers must have a new DOT physical every two years. A DOT physical is valid for up to 24 months, as long as the driver does not develop any new medical conditions that would make them ineligible to operate a CMV.

Who needs a DOT physical?

Any driver who operates a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) as defined in 49 CFR 383.5, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Buses
  • Trucks
  • Tractor trailers
  • Passenger vans
  • Other vehicles that require a commercial driver's license (CDL)

If you’re unsure, visit the PennDOT page for commercial drivers.(opens in a new tab)

Do you accept insurance for a DOT physical near me?

Unfortunately, we cannot. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation does not accept insurance for DOT physicals. However, many employers will reimburse employees for the cost of their DOT physical exam. Check with your employer to see if this is something they offer.

How can I get started with the best primary care doctors near me?

At Dr. David J. Silverstein Associates, we make it as easy as possible to get started with compassionate, high-quality, patient-focused care. Just use our online scheduling tool to set up your first appointment, or, if you’re more comfortable, give us a call at (717) 898-2356.