Question About Medical Card And Cardiologist

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FreakTrain's Comment
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Hey y'all, quick question about DOT certification. Got my DOT exam this past Monday, but because I had heart surgery in 2011, I have to get a cardiologist to clear me to drive. I have an appointment set up for this coming Monday, and just need to know what paperwork etc. I'll need. I currently have a 90 day certification, and I need to get this wrapped up before I leave for school on the 17th. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Old School's Comment
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There's no particular paperwork for this that I'm aware of. The examiner just wants to see a written statement from your cardiologist. A very brief letter on the cardiologist's letterhead should suffice. I had to do the same thing after having hernia surgery.

FreakTrain's Comment
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Much appreciated, Old School.

Mike D.'s Comment
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I had the same issue. I also had a stress test done before hand because I had read somewhere that would also be a requirement. As it turned out they requested a copy of the test results along with a Dr.s letter stating that I was under his care and that I was clear for driving.

FreakTrain's Comment
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Thanks, Mike.

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