• Diagnosing Sleep Apnea in Commercial Truckers

    Sleep apnea is a major health epidemic among long-haul truck drivers. Untreated, OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea, can make it difficult for truckers to stay awake, focus, and react quickly while driving. It is a potentially life-threatening condition because not only can it reduce the flow of oxygen to organs and cause irregular heart rhythms, […]

  • Benefits of Being a Certified DOT Medical Examiner

    Are you considering ways to expand your medical practice while also growing your patient base? If so, a great opportunity to increase the number of patients you are qualified to see is by becoming a Certified DOT Medical Examiner. As you probably know, commercial trucking is a booming business filled with thousands of long and […]

  • What to Expect in a DOT Physical Exam? – Pt. 2

    Your safety and that of other motorists is the driving force behind the regulated DOT physical and NRCME medical certification requirements. As a matter of fact, according to FMSA statistics, large truck and bus fatalities have decreased, injury crashes have dropped, and property-damage-only incidents have declined. The industry’s focus on safety has been paying off, […]

  • What to Expect in a DOT Physical Exam? – Pt. 1

    As a truck driver, your job is classified as safety-sensitive, meaning it impacts both your health as well as the safety of the public. Because of this, truck drivers need to get a regular physical to maintain compliance and keep working. A DOT physical exam ensures that every driver is capable and healthy enough to […]

  • Why Choose NADME?

    Are you interested in becoming a DOT NRCME certified medical examiner? As a medical professional, you likely already know that in order to physically examine and qualify a commercial motor vehicle operator fit for duty, you must pass the NRCME certification examination and be listed on the NRCME Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National […]

  • Welcome to the National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners

    Welcome to the National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners (NADME.org), the leading NRCME certification medical examiner training, OSA training and DOT driver health, fitness and fatigue training resource for the transportation industry. NADME was founded in 2005 by Occupational-Medical physicians and transportation industry experts with the goal of providing the most effective and highest quality […]

  • 3 Advantages of Continuing Education in the Medical Field

    Are you considering taking additional courses as a medical examiner? There are many advantages to continuing your education, especially in the medical field. Discover three reasons you should continue your education even after you have a job. Evolving Technology- With technology making advances every day, you should stay up-to-date with the latest information in your […]

  • The National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners Launches Enhanced Website

    Houston, Texas – The National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners (NADME), known for their online NRCME Certification learning courses, has launched a newly enhanced version of their website, which not only improves performance, but offers additional features, such as a blog which will feature ongoing news and promotions.  “We are extremely proud to be able […]

  • Guidance to Medical Examiners from FMCSA

    The National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners ( NADME ) is happy to announce that we finally have some guidance for medical examiners from FMCSA regarding the evaluation and management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in commercial drivers.  Although not a “rule” (and therefore no specific details of exactly how to screen, evaluate, certify/disqualify, or manage these […]