Medical disclosure

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Vision, May 28, 2022.

  1. Vision

    Vision Bobtail Member

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    Soooooo, what sort of things do you have to disclose and what sorts of things can i keep to myself?? for example if i had hernia hernia surgery 5 years ago, do i have to tell them?? If i take take high BP meds?? If I had a shoulder replacement, that's completely healed?? Will a company or DOT doc have access to all of my medical records?? Asking for a friend ;]
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    You’ll have to tell them about BP meds or any other meds you’re taking on your DOT physical.
    it’ll ask if you have ever had surgery.
     
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  4. Vision

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    At the time i took my DOT test I wasnt on BP meds but now a month later I am... The Doc asked if i had any hernias within the last 5 years, (its actually been 6 years) but that was it... Did not ask about surgery in general... If that is something i should tell a prospective company then i will, especially if they will have access to records and will find out anyway
     
  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    many applications i have filled out ask for "recent surgeries" i never jotted them down.

    they don't need to know everything.

    saying for a friend
     
  6. Judge

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    at the time you took the test, you wasn’t in BP meds, so you answered honestly at that time.
     
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  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Don’t say nuffin they don’t need to know.

    I made the mistake of disclosing to ODFL that I visited a chiropractor regularly.

    Next thing I know, I’m driving a 300 mile round trip to go lift 50 lbs on to a shelf at some occupational outfit.
     
  8. silverspur

    silverspur Medium Load Member

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    Hernias are common and past surgeries won't disqualify you.
     
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  9. Vision

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    I just wanted to make sure that i wasnt going to get to training, and get pulled into some room and a doctor slaps down my medical file and says, can you explain this to me?? .... Maybe i watch too many crime dramas...
     
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  10. Dennixx

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    Had mine yesterday and one question was have I ever broken any bones.
    I answered many.
    Doctor asked which ones and how long ago and just moved on.
    Asked about surgery and told him nothing major and he just kept going w examination.
    I just generalize and am more specific if asked by the doctor.
     
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