A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination is conducted by a licensed "medical examiner." The term includes doctors of chiropractic (DC), which is exactly what Dr. Sakhai in the Tennessee Valley is.
If Dr. Sakhai finds that the person he examined is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), he will furnish a copy of the results to the person who was examined and complete a Medical Examiner's Certificate. A DOT Physical is good for up to 24 months, but Dr. Sakhai may issue it for a shorter term if the person he examined has a condition requiring reexamination sooner (e.g. high blood pressure).
The DOT, for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, considers YOU the most important safety feature! Each time you turn the key, you are responsible for your own safety, as well as the safety of all the people who share the road with you. The physical examination you take for your medical certificate confirms that you are healthy enough to safely perform the demanding job of a CMV driver and keep our Nation’s roads safe.