Sleep studies

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  1. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    you can pay and get your own physical done. By a dr not being bribed by cpap companies. Go and file your new physical with the dot. Boom you've got a 2 year card now. Your company can't say anything about it
     
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  3. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    No, I'm pretty sure a company can make you go to a DOT doctor of their choosing, just to prevent drivers from going to an examiner with low standards.
     
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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You can go to the doctor of your choice for many companies. But others want you to do your physicals done at a specific place and you either go there or don't work for that company.
     
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  5. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Yep, fortunately our company says you can use your own qualified Dr., but you have to pay out of pocket. It was well worth the $60 not to deal with Concentra.
     
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  6. RogerThat72

    RogerThat72 Road Train Member

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    Been there done that. Get a second opinion.
     
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  7. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    This is a good point. A yes answer to snore question is a trigger.
     
  8. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    Does anyone in your family have it? Your insurance will not cover it if it’s ordered by a DOT Doctor. If someone in your immediate family has it, well you could just be “concerned that you may have it” and want to get it checked out.
     
  9. Marquis31408

    Marquis31408 Bobtail Member

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    Averitt did a sleep study on one of my friends and doctored up the paperwork to make it seems as if he'd failed it. They put him on a CPAT and he had trouble sleeping while on the machine. The company is able to remotely monitor the activity of the CPAT from headquarters, so they'll badger the drivers to log so many hours a week on it just to stay employed there. They even wanted him to use the machine on hometime. He left the company before funding a second opinion at a local office. The physician told him that he didnt need to be on a CPAT
     
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  10. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead Road Train Member

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    You can snore without it not stopping your breathing. I do.
     
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  11. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Yes I agree. I'm just saying there is a reason that question is on sleep apnea screening.
     
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