DOT Physical 3 Month

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  1. Edd03

    Edd03 Bobtail Member

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    Starting truck driving school in a few weeks at a l community college and got the physical and drug test done with concentra since is included in the cost of the class. I got a 3 month card and got recommend a sleep study.

    Now question is am i required to take the sleep test? I know i am in the obese scale and been losing weight went from 310 to 297, now my question is do I take the sleep test or can I redo the physical and get more down in weight any tips on what to do.

    Height:5'10
    Weight:297
    BMI:42.6
    Neck:18.25
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    It's going to be difficult to be hired with only a 3 month card.
    Probably have to do the sleep study and use a CPAP machine to record it.
     
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  3. Concorde

    Concorde Heavy Load Member

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    What’s the reason for only getting a 3 month card?
     
  4. Edd03

    Edd03 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah i figured thanks
     
  5. Edd03

    Edd03 Bobtail Member

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    Was told I need to do sleep study.
     
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  6. TROOPER to TRUCKER

    TROOPER to TRUCKER I WILL FIND YOU

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    For the sleep study probably
     
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  7. Concorde

    Concorde Heavy Load Member

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    Okay, you’ll need to get it done then.

    You can go to another Dr for a second opinion/ physical but you have to disclose your previous Dr’s findings.
    Not disclosing it is considered Dr shopping.

    Unfortunately you’d be hard pressed to find another Dr to go against the first one.

    Hopefully you have insurance to cover the study because from what I heard it’s very expensive
     
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  8. KillingTime

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    Sleep Apnea - neck is larger than the arbitrary 17".
     
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    You'll need to prove 30 days of compliance, IF it's determined you have sleep apnea and need CPAP therapy, before they will issue you a 1 year card.
     
  10. Kshaw0960

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    I had concentra do the same thing to me. They said my tongue was too close to my tonsil or something similar. I went to a different place and got a 2 year med card. I’ve gone to the same guy like 6 years now and never had issues.

    I’ve also recommended this doctors office countless times and no one had issues with getting certified.
     
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