medical certification

Committee recommends doc questionnaire on prescription pain meds

Industry representatives worried that the questionnaire would put yet another stumbling block in the driver medical certification process; doctors argued it would help document their determination of whether a driver is fit to receive a medical card.

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OOIDA’s new NCRME survey; Benefits of apnea treatment for one operator

Independent owner-operator Joe Bielucki's sleep apnea story -- results following his preemptive strike of sorts relative to the condition two years ago.

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How to address sleep apnea risk

On your terms.... And what to expect for treatment if you are diagnosed.

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Guilty until proven innocent: Answering key sleep-apnea questions

As new medical certification processes come into play, more drivers are being asked to get sleep apnea testing. Some are asking questions, getting varied answers – and being taken off the road prematurely.

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Have you ever been tested/treated for sleep apnea?

This poll looks at incidence of apnea testing and treatment -- have you been tested or treated recently or in the past, whether as a result of a DOT physical or a regular doctor visit? Tell us here.

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POLL: Has your most recent DOT physical resulted in a sleep apnea test?

With no official regulation or guidance on testing for the sleep apnea condition in the rulebooks, practices vary around the nation -- some say apnea testing is on the rise. Tell us your recent med cert experience in this poll.

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Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

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App for certified doctor search

TeamCME's free app for iOS, Android offers quick search capability for certified DOT physical providers in the company network.

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May 21 is deadline to begin using National Registry doctors

A somewhat new map-search tool at the registry site is now populated with registered examiners around the country for look-up / forward planning purposes.

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FMCSA makes med card retention extension official: Drivers must carry paper copy until 2015

Drivers must continue to carry paper copies of their medical examiner's certificate until Jan. 30, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Jan. 10.

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