Department Of Transportation (DOT) Physicals Specialist

Family Health Physical Medicine

Physical Medicine & Chiropractic located in Alliance, OH


A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a health examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. A DOT physical helps determine if a driver is physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a CMV.

If you are a commercial driver, you are a “safety-sensitive” employee. And for your safety and the public’s safety, FMCSA requires you to complete and pass a DOT physical to maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL).


During a DOT physical, Dr. Nick Koinoglou, CME will check your vital signs, review your medical history, and perform a required hands-on physical examination that includes (but is not limited to):

  • General appearance
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Mouth and Throat
  • Heart
  • Lungs and Chest
  • Extremities
  • Nervous System
  • Hernias
  • Back and Spine 

IMPORTAT: Without a valid DOT medical card, you can lose your CDL.