DMV Exam

Singh Family Medical Clinic

Ravinderjit Singh, MD

Family Medicine located in Bakersfield, CA

To obtain your commercial license, you may require a physical. Dr. Ravinderjit Singh, MD, and her friendly staff at Singh Family Medical Clinic in Bakersfield, California, can perform this physical and provide the appropriate forms to ensure you have the opportunity to earn your license. With a quick and easy online appointment portal, you can schedule your visit today.

DMV Exam Q & A

Why do I need a physical for my license?

The road can be a dangerous place. When operating commercial vehicles, the department of motor vehicles (DMV) must ensure that the driver is fully capable of handling the challenges and difficulties of managing the road in nonstandard machinery.

A physical performed by a certified medical professional like Dr. Singh is one of the best ways the DMV can deem drivers capable of this venture. Licenses can be denied due to mental or physical conditions viewed as a potential risk to safety.

What should I expect from a DMV physical exam?

The DMV physical exam, commonly referred to as a DOT exam, is an evaluation of your mental and physical conditions. Dr. Singh might ask you to take several tests based on your medical history and exam results.

Visual test

Dr. Singh tests your eyesight to ensure your eyes are in good condition by checking for signs of cataracts, astigmatism, and other ocular conditions.

Physical exam

During a physical exam, Dr. Singh tests your strength, coordination, stamina, mobility, sensory functions, and more.

Drug and alcohol test

This test ensures you don’t exhibit signs of drug or alcohol abuse. Dr. Singh may ask questions about your drug and alcohol use

Laboratory tests

The wide variety of tests Dr. Singh may perform include blood and blood pressure tests as well as cholesterol and diabetes screenings.

These tests ensure that your vitals and physical abilities are sufficient to operate commercial vehicles and keep yourself and others safe on the road.

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?

You don’t need to prepare anything for your DOT exam. But to make your exam quicker and easier, Dr. Singh recommends noting of some of your medical history or bringing your medical record.

Please consider writing your information on paper or making notes on an electronic device about the following:

  • Allergies
  • Current medications
  • Current health issues or pain
  • Recent surgeries, lab tests, or exams
  • The names of previously seen doctors/surgeons
  • Sleeping habits
  • Diet
  • Lifestyle

 

In some cases, Dr. Singh might call ask you to return to the office a blood test that you must fast for. If this is the case for you, Dr. Singh provides all the information you need to prepare.

Call Singh Family Medical Clinic in Bakersfield, California, and make an appointment with Dr. Singh for your DMV exam.