New England Sport & Spine is now offering Maine DOT physical exams! Here's what you need to know...
- DOT physical exams are $100, due at time of service.
- We have large parking lots that will accommodate tractor trailers.
- We do not currently offer DOT drug tests.
- Exams are available by appointment only. Our hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call (207) 622-4500 to setup your appointment.
You may print and complete the DOT Exam New Patient Packet prior to your appointment. If you do not print a copy, a hard copy will be provided to you at your visit.
Before Your Scheduled Appointment
Please arrive before your scheduled appointment to fill out the health history section of the MCSA-5875 form. Please read the MCSA-5875 form and be prepared to provide the health information listed in the history section before your exam. The health history section is contained in the first two pages of the MCSA-5875 form.
Commercial Drivers with Insulin-treated Diabetes
Commercial drivers with insulin-treated diabetes need to have this form completed by their treating clinician no more than 45 days prior to examination by a certified medical examiner (CME). This form is required before a Medical Examiner's Certificate Form MCSA-5876 can be issued to a certified driver.
What to Bring
- Bring a list of ALL medications, including the doses and your doctors’ names and addresses
- You may want to complete page one of the exam (driver’s portion) to save time at the center
Drivers who require eyeglasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids:
- Bring your glasses, contacts, or hearing aids (you must pass a vision and hearing test)
Drivers who have high blood pressure:
- Your blood pressure MUST be below 140/90 at the exam or you may be disqualified
Drivers who have diabetes:
- Bring recent results of Hemoglobin A1C (HgAIC) test (your blood sugar should be controlled)
Drivers who have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine:
- Bring a reading from your machine documenting your proper use of the machine; a letter from your sleep specialist may also be required (Bring at least 90 days of data)
Drivers with heart disease (stents, valve replacement, pacemaker, open-heart surgery, cardiac bypass surgery, or heart attack):
- Bring a letter from your cardiologist that outlines your medical history and current medications and indicates you are safe to drive a DOT vehicle
- You may also need to bring the results of a recent stress test, ECHO cardiogram, or other testing completed within the past 1-2 years
Drivers who have suffered a stroke, a brain tumor, seizure disorder, or bleeding in the brain:
Bring a letter from your neurologist that outlines your medical history, current medications, and current neurologic and psychiatric state
Drivers who have experienced the permanent loss of use in an arm or a leg:
- Bring an overview from your physician of the injury and if you have any work restrictions
- You may need a Skilled Performance Examination in order to qualify for your DOT card
Drivers who are taking any medications that may cause sedation or sleepiness or controlled substances (includes narcotics, sleeping pills, anxiety medication, ADHD medication):
- You may need a doctor’s stating the safety of DOT driving while using these medications
Drivers who are taking the blood thinner Coumadin (Warfarin):
- Bring a recent INR (blood level and clearance) letter from your doctor. You may want to schedule a visit with your primary or specialty physician BEFORE your re-certification date.