DOT physical question

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Commuter69, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Then why would they limit you to a year.
     
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  3. Commuter69

    Commuter69 Heavy Load Member

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    Because of the meds I needed to list..... at least until I have been off them for 6 months I am told....
     
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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    As long as you gave the exact same info to the second doctor as you did the first, you are ok. If you gave different info, so the doc might reach a different conclusion, then that is "Doctor Shopping" and is against the regs. Both of the physicals will be entered into the database.
    From: D.O.T. Doc
    "When a driver goes to more than one medical examiner, this shows up in the certified medical examiner database. It will be reviewed. If the driver gave the same information to both examiners it is not a problem and the most recent exam will be the drivers current status. If the information the driver provided is not consistent this will be followed up on and if found to be dishonest can result in disqualification.
     
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  5. Commuter69

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    The first exam was not completed, pending the sleep apnea test. I didn't have the time to wait until I could be told when it could be scheduled due to the pandemic situation. And, while the one that was completed was more legible, it had the same information on it(with the exception of a medication that was added that day). And the first form was an older version.....

    Incidentally, I am not ignoring the advice from my care provider, just removing the time constraint temporarily.
     
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  6. Dockbumper

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    You are doing everything right. Keep it up, It'll all work out.
     
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  7. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Road Train Member

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    Diabetes is a gluclose ''control'' problem, not a disease, so not curable. Splitting hairs may
    be but a distinguishment for sure.

    EVERYTHING you eat is converted to glucose,it,s how you use it [the glucose] that matters. sometimes diabetes is exasperated by a medical condition,
    Can we please drop the ''sugar'' diabetes BS. yes eating sugar can elevate blood sugar levels but not directly create diabetes.

    2 people could mimic their lives and 1 will have diabetes and 1 not.
     
  8. Commuter69

    Commuter69 Heavy Load Member

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    For the record, I never used the word "sugar"....
     
  9. Lantraxco

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    Citation please?
     
  10. Commuter69

    Commuter69 Heavy Load Member

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    Swimming is proven to be better on the joints.... unless you are competing at the international level, in which case, you might have shoulder problems (my dad had calcium deposits on his rotator cuffs the size of half dollars that eventually had to be carved out)....
     
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  11. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    My brain, but okay, I’ll try to find something from a legit source.
     
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