Can I do a second med exam to get rid of the first

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by It's just me, Jul 26, 2022.

  1. It's just me

    It's just me Bobtail Member

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    Title sorta says it. I am in CDL school and the med exam came by and did the tests. The computer part where you list you issues or if you have any is the question that I have . I put down (like an idiot) depression and now I have to find a med examiner to show I am fit to drive. The issue is that it was years ago and outpatient when my dad passed.it was outpatient and no suicidal thoughts just depressed back then. I was the one who decided to go,not forced . if I take a second exam,will that "clear "the first one?
    I didn't finish school as I am out on medical leave to get that taken care of they said but finding a one time phycologist to do it is harder than you think. I do not know if they sent it in or not by it the DR.who did the exam asked for the mental clearance I guess . Thnx for any info .
     
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  3. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    YES! You can! There is one caveat though! The 2nd exam MUST show the first one on the long form regardless of the outcome of that first exam. I hate to say it, but you might be stuck until you can get a mental health professional ready to state you are 100% recovered. Sorry, but this is how the process is.
     
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  4. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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    Yes those medical exams can be tricky. I was always told to not say you snore even if you do because they want to put a sleep apathy machine in your truck, I hear that costs lots of mullah. You will need doctor to clear before you get back to it. Be honest tell them your dad passed away and you were going through tough times but now you know he with the lord and you know you will see him again one day but not before your time.
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You can go to a different doc. But you must disclose all info you gave at the first one. I would try and get a letter from the Doctor you saw for the depression and take it with you on the next physical.
     
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  6. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Easiest thing. Schedule an exam with a shrink. Get his/her sign off. Take it to the original examiner at your job. Issue solved. They'll reissue your med card. I had to do this with my colon cancer from 20 years prior. But it is easy.
     
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  7. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    I got a second med card at a different place when I changed jobs. They never mentioned anything about my first one and the company accepted it without
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  8. Northern Nomad

    Northern Nomad Light Load Member

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    Same here, I never tell them anything. As far as they’re concerned, all I take is ibuprofen on occasion and that’s it. They’re not my primary care doctor, and I haven’t signed a medical release, so it’s none of their business.
     
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  9. It's just me

    It's just me Bobtail Member

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    Interesting
     
  10. Michael-CO

    Michael-CO Light Load Member

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    Technically, that means you are lying, deceiving, and you shouldn't be driving then. And you are also encouraging other people to do the same thing. That's not correct.
     
  11. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    What you are talking about is not the same as the OPs question. The OP had a problem with the 1st exam. IF this 1st exam found its way into the FMCSA database (and most likely it did), and a 2nd exam all of a sudden pops up in the database, the FMCSA has been known to charge Doctor Shopping and throw the 2nd exam out.
     
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