top of page
  • _

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE




Certified DOT Medical Exam - All physicians on our staff are on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners list.

Certified DOT Medical Exam - All physicians on our staff are on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners list.

Certified medical exam, walk-ins welcome. Lowest fees around for a Certified DOT physical. Commercial truck parking available on-site.



The best advice I can give you is to take your  blood pressure once a month. High blood pressure seems to be the number one cause of a driver failing the DOT physical. It is called, "the silent killer", because very few people will have any symptoms. Buy your own blood pressure kit that fits your arm properly.  Have the pharmacy tech help you choose the right size. Take your meds as your doctor told you and if they make you feel bad call your doctor and have them change the medication to a different one.  Please do not just quit taking them. I want to answer a few of the questions that drivers ask me on a daily basis. Blood pressure must be kept BELOW 140/90.  I recommend that you purchase a blood pressure cuff and use it often.  I do not recommend the wrist or finger kit.  Buy the one that goes around the upper arm. Place your arm level with the nipple line and relax, don't be on the phone with dispatch!   If you want to lose weight fast, quit drinking soda pop. Do not drink diet soda as they think it might be causing strokes and pancreatic cancer.  Read the labels and make sure you multiply the number of servings per container times the grams of sugar.  You will be shocked.  Take good care of yourself. 

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Link to DOT rules and regulations.

Hello Truckers,  I am adding a link for you to go to for your questions about the rules and regulation changes and questions that you might have. Click here for that link.  Take good care of yourselve

A few tips to help you Before you medical exam.

Just a few tips to make it a little less stressful. A driver with diabetes MUST have a copy of the latest A1C percentage (within the last 90 days). A driver with high blood pressure must bring a list

Prior to renewal of Medical Certificate

Just a few tips to make it a little less stressful. A driver with diabetes MUST have a copy of the latest A1C percentage (within the last 90 days). A driver with high blood pressure must bring a list

bottom of page