Why was I not issued a 2 year DOT card but instead a 1 year card?

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  1. longhairdontcare

    longhairdontcare Light Load Member

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    I was on blood pressure meds last year and I was issued a 1 year card. I understand that, but I got off the pills and started eating healthy and losing weight because I was tired of being issued a 1 year card. Went to the physical and passed with flying colors but the doctor said unfortunately since I was already on blood pressure meds previously the best I can do is a one-year card and we'll have to do this annually.

    Is this correct? I really wanted a 2-year card and I thought if I got off the blood pressure meds and lower the blood pressure naturally which was showing 120/70 I would be giving a 2-year card. I'm just really disappointed right now
     
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  3. Eldiablo

    Eldiablo Heavy Load Member

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    You got screwed. Next time go to a doctor that is smart and only put down if you are on meds not what you may have taken years before.
     
  4. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

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    Once off the meds, you are eligible for a 2-year card again. Some won't do it the first year out in order to prove you don't need them and didn't just say you don't while taking some leftovers that morning to pass the test.
     
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  5. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Go to a different testing office and simply do not tell them, just tell them Im here for a DOT physical.
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I thought one of the questions was if you’ve ever had a card for less than 2 years? And now with the database simply not telling them isn’t as easy as it used to be.
     
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  7. longhairdontcare

    longhairdontcare Light Load Member

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    That question was on the form while I was filling it out.

    Hmm.....
     
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  8. Getsinyourblood

    Getsinyourblood Road Train Member

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    One of my old bosses told me Concentra has a history of issuing one year cards.
    So they found a different place to go.
     
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  9. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Just be thankful you didn’t get sucked into the cpap sleep study scam most of the m.e.’s got going on.
     
  10. supergreatguy

    supergreatguy Heavy Load Member

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    This is a great example of talking before thinking. Half the world is a pos, speak accordingly.
     
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  11. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    The DOT doctor is not your partner in health. He is the man that can take away your job. If you have health concerns talk to your personal doctor. Lots of men avoid doctors like The Plague but if they have to see a doc they use him for both the main reason AND a temporary personal doctor. The DOT doctor, for the time being, only knows what you put on the form. Maybe this doctor will give you a 2 year card after this 1 year card expires and maybe he won't. Another doctor that only measured your BP in the office and knew nothing about the past would have given you a 2 year card. When you get a professional license, job #1 is protecting that license.
     
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