New federal guidelines that went into effect on May 21 require
anyone who operates a commercial motor vehicle to receive a
physical from a medical professional who’s certified by the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The exams take about one hour. People do not need to be current
patients of Memorial Physician Services-Lincoln to receive the
“Our staff who have been certified to perform these exams have
received comprehensive training to evaluate cardiovascular
disease, respiratory and muscular functions, vision and
hearing,” said Travis Dowell, vice president of Memorial Health
Patients should bring a complete list of medications
with dosages, prescription glasses or contacts and their medical
history, especially for cardiac and sleep apnea, to their exams.
Four other Memorial Physician Services locations are also
offering the CDL exams. Their offices are in Jacksonville,
Petersburg and Springfield.
[Text received; MICHAEL LEATHERS,
MEDIA RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS, MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER]