DOT Physicals

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that those who wish to get, or maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) receive regular physical examinations to ensure they are able to drive safely. In accordance with federal guidelines, anyone who wishes to continue driving with a CDL must get a physical every two years.

DOT physicals can only be conducted by licensed “medical examiners,” including doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physicians assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC).

Dr. Christopher Gross, DC is licensed to perform DOT physicals and is listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners for Department of Transportation.

Because of the variety of medical professionals who are eligible to perform DOT physicals, drivers have a wide selection of practices to choose from in Nixa, Springfield, and the surrounding areas. Instead of waiting for long periods of time to see your primary physician and spending more money than necessary to receive a DOT physical, Ozark Functional Wellness tries to get you in that day with little to no wait times. The exam itself takes about 30 to 45 minutes and includes the screening tests required under DOT examination standards, which include vision and hearing, pulse and blood pressure, spinal deformities, and more.

Some other paperwork may be required in certain instances. Drug testing is sometimes required along with a DOT physical by certain employers. Ozark Functional Wellness does not perform any drug testing in the office due to differing employer policies.

If you are in need of a DOT physical to obtain a CDL or maintain your current CDL, schedule an appointment today.

Why choose us for your care?

Certified Medical Examiner

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Certified for DOT Physicals





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Why Ozark Functional Wellness?

Search for the Root Cause

Oftentimes, the pain or discomfort is not where we think it is. My job is to search for the root cause of the problem and not just treat the symptoms. This could be as simple as a joint out of place putting pressure on a nerve to a food sensitivity that is causing you to have headaches.

Holistic Approach

A holistic approach to health care means not just looking at one part of the body as if it exists by itself. Looking at the body, mind and spirit as a whole system is how we find balance.

Families Welcome

I love to see the whole family. I have families that drive from an hour or more away to see me. From babies to adulthood, everyone should be functioning at their highest degree.

Activator Techniques Used

Whether you are scared to be "popped"/"cracked" or have osteoporosis, we have gentle techniques available. I tend to use this type of tool on very young children and people that have rigid guarding muscles.

Emphasis on Muscular Involvement

Dr. Gross was a massage therapist for 16 years and this definitely influences his approach to Chiropractic care. He likes to test, then treat, then test again to be sure that there was a measurable improvement.

We have a LOKI

Loki is the Office Assistant and loves to greet our patients. He is here for you if you need someone to pet just in case you are stressed. Or he can lay in his little bed and sleep. Loki is a Boston Terrier and unusually calm for his breed when he is on task. We look forward to meeting you.

Some quick tips to be fully prepared include:

  • No caffeine or nicotine for 30 minutes before the exam

  • Wear short sleeves, bring eyeglasses or hearing aids if needed

  • Make sure you have a list of current medications and prescribing doctors

  • Bring relevant medical records

  • Timelines/dates of surgeries you have had

  • Current driver's license

Further information regarding DOT physicals can be found at

What to expect during your DOT Exam.

A DOT exam is a simple three-step process that involves taking your medical history, performing the exam, and filling out all the necessary paperwork.

Step One: Medical History

To provide an idea of your general health and family background, you'll be asked to fill out a brief one-page medical history detailing past illnesses, diseases that run in your family, and your overall health.

Step Two: The Exam

Once you’ve provided your medical history our team will review the information you’ve provided, go over any medical conditions you may have, and perform a basic urinalysis test. As part of the exam, we also:

  • Measure your height

  • Weigh you

  • Take your blood pressure and pulse

  • Test your range of motion

  • Examine your eyes and ears

  • Check your breathing

Step Three: Paperwork

The final step in the process is the paperwork. Once your medical history and exam are complete, the office will fill out all the necessary paperwork to process the exam results. When you leave the office, you'll get your very own DOT medical card and wallet card to keep with you at all times when you're driving.

Note: If you need a copy of the DOT exam faxed to your company, please have the fax number ready.

Download and Complete Form Here

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your healthcare will cost.

Under the current law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item, unless it is the same day of service in which, then expect the Good Faith Estimate before treatment is provided. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit


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1868 N Deffer Rd, Ste 5

Nixa, MO 65714

1868 N Deffer Dr, Nixa, MO 65714, USA


Phone: 417-227-0737

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