All posts in category Blood Pressure

She Failed Her DOT Physical Exam

Yes, it does happen. Occasionally we get a driver who is unable to pass the DOT required physical exam. I recently had a woman driver come in for her DOT medical card and she failed her examination with flying colors. Her blood pressure was 190 over 120.  Yet she had no symptoms of high blood […]

DOT Physical: White Coat Syndrome Causes High Blood Pressure

Anxiety Induced High Blood Pressure White Coat Syndrome! There are those who say it doesn’t exist and then there’s the reality. For some people just the thought of setting foot in a doctor’s office feels like walking into a lion’s den. For a commercial driver whose livelihood depends on getting their medical card, their anxiety […]

DOT Physical: How Pets Help Reduce Commercial Drivers’ Blood Pressure

What Does A Pet Have To Do With A DOT Physical? When drivers come in to do their DOT physical for CDL certification, a concern we hear most frequently is about high blood pressure. In a news article,  High Blood Pressure: Commercial Driver Risk?, we’ve covered the FMCSR medical guidelines regarding blood pressure and commercial driver certification. […]

Heart Attack Driver Alive and Well

Good Day Drivers Good News! Heart Surgery and a New Lease on Life This morning when I arrived, Jim was here at the office and followed me in through the door. Jim was the driver I wrote about, in the article last week, who came in for his DOT physical exam and was having a […]

Having A Heart Attack and Don’t Know It?

Good Day Drivers I didn’t expect to be back on the blog so soon but … Just a DOT Physical I arrived at the office this morning to find a driver waiting for me. We’ll name him Jim for anonymity, not his real name. He needed to get his DOT medical card re-certified. He said […]