DOT Examination Specialist

Victor Soriano, MD -  - Internal Medicine & Primary Care

Soriano Med

Victor Soriano, MD

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Cocoa, FL

Before you can apply for a Florida driver’s or commercial driver’s license, you need to have a physical exam by a state-licensed medical provider. Victor Soriano, MD, and the staff at Soriano Med are licensed and trained in DOT physicals and provide comprehensive examinations at their office in Cocoa, Florida. You should schedule your DOT examination appointment as early as possible to ensure you have what you need for your driver’s license registration and testing appointments. You can book a DOT examination at Soriano Med today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.

DOT Examination Q & A

Why do I need a DOT examination?

The Florida Department of Transportation requires an examination by a qualified medical doctor before you’re able to secure a regular driver’s license or a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

The medical team at Soriano Med is experienced and licensed to provide comprehensive DOT examinations. The purpose of the DOT examination is to ensure you’re physically healthy and capable of safely operating a motorized vehicle in the state of Florida. If you have existing health issues, the medical certification shows the state you’re able to operate a vehicle without being a risk to others.

Your DOT physical exam is valid for a period of 24 months if you’re otherwise healthy. If you have an existing or chronic medical issue, your physical exam period may be less than 24 months depending on your health and the results of a prior physical.

What can I expect during a DOT examination?

During your DOT physical, your Soriano Med provider reviews your personal and family medical history to determine if you have any risk factors for certain chronic diseases, like high blood pressure. They also perform a thorough physical exam to check your:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure

If you have existing health issues and are receiving treatment, your Soriano Med provider evaluates how well your treatment is working and if the condition interferes with your ability to operate a vehicle.

What information do I need for my DOT application?

As experienced and licensed providers of DOT examinations, the Soriano Med team completes all necessary medical forms as required by the state of Florida Department of Transportation.

They include their medical examination report and certificate if you pass the physical exam and are fit for your operator’s license.

If you have existing health issues that may interfere with your ability to drive, or you need a special exemption because of an underlying medical condition, the Soriano Med team can also complete the paperwork required by the state.

If you need to schedule a DOT examination, contact the staff at Soriano Med today by calling the office or by using the convenient online booking feature.