Dot card

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by theonesoutherner, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. theonesoutherner

    theonesoutherner New Member

    I have the "white coat" blood pressure reading and was given a 1 year dot card, can you be issued a dot card with that reading? Need to on medication? Need your own doctor to establish the medication is working??


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  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If medication will get your pressure down to the normal range, you will get a card, but it will not be a 2 year card.

    Currently, about 50% of UPSers are working with some type of restricted DOT card. Most of those are for high BP. I used to be part of that 50%, but I lost some weight, exercise a little and eat just a little bit smarter and now my BP is in the 'healthy' range and I have a 2 year DOT card.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    50%? Really?
     
  4. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    You were probably in the 140-160 range; any higher and you would be required to lower it with meds before a new card was issued. Do you remember the reading?
     
  5. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Sounds like the doc cut you some slack with the only penalty being a one year card; he could have chosen to play hard ball.
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to America. I often wonder if all these medicines are really necessary, or they're drugging us up for some other more clandestine reason....


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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    One of my former sisters in law carried her own personal pharmacy in her purse.
     
  8. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    They want to fondle you while you are in a drug induced stupor.
    You don't even want to know about Phase 2....
     
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  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Made me lol!
     
  10. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    I used to get phase 3 all the time, but then we got married.
     
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  11. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    How do you cure a nymphomaniac?

    Marry her!
     
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  12. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    I have a cure for that too. Just add alcohol.
     
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Over 40 I would bet it's closer to 80%
     
  14. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    80% of the people who read your post need blood pressure medicine by the end. :rofl:
     
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  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You can't deny a dot card just because. His BP is in the 1 year range. Therefore got a 1 year card.
     
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My DOT doc wanted to give me a 1 year card when I got off meds to show a history of lowered BP. I take my BP regularly and write down the date and results. I showed them to him and he asked what time of day I took it and where I got the cuff. He said that if I came back in 2 years with high BP that UPS would complain about having given me a 2 year card so soon after quitting the meds.

    The Doctors do have very specific guidelines to follow when issuing DOT cards. If they do not follow the guidelines, they could find themselves no longer doing DOT physicals.
     
  17. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Don't remember saying anything about denying a card.....
     
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You said he was lucky his dr gave him a card.
     
  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We do have very strict doctors that ups makes us go to.

    My friends BP is high enough that he shouldn't have a DOT card at all but the doctor has passed him for years.
     
  20. overallowed

    overallowed Active Member

    I have had a 1year card for about 10 years now. Type 2 diabetes is a common reason. Never had BP problems.