DOT PHYSICAL EXAMS IN Des Plaines, Illinois
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Body in Balance Chiropractic and Wellness

Des Plaines, Illinois
(847) 867-4253
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Body in Balance Chiropractic and Wellness

Gregory Banks, DC, NRCME

880 Lee st
ste 207
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
(847) 867-4253

Hours of Operation:
Monday 8:30 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am-7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am-5:00 pm


    Dr. Greg Banks is a FMCSA National Registry Certified Medical Examiners
  • and is qualified to perform CDL/DOT physicals in compliance with the DOT
    Affordable Cost at $60 for DOT / CDL Medical Physical Certification


    Department of Transportation DOT Physical Exam: Things to Plan in Advance:

    If you have a medical condition you’re going to need some paperwork:

    •Diabetic Condition – Bring a list of medications and name of prescribing doctor. Diabetic truckers may need to bring in a copy of your blood sugar results or hemoglobin A1C (a test that shows what the average blood sugar level over the past 3 months.)
    •High Blood Pressure - Bring a list of medications and name of prescribing doctor.
    •Heart Condition – If you’ve had a heart attack or cardiovascular disease
  • you’ll need to bring a copy of your last stress test or release from your cardiologist.
    •Sleep Apnea – Bring a copy of your latest sleep test results
  • if you have one.
    •Medications – List all the prescription medicines you take
  • including strength and dosage. If you regularly take over-the counter medications
  • such as antacids or allergy pills
  • list them
  • too.
    •Contact information – Have names and phone numbers of your doctors in case you need to call and have them fax missing information.

    Department of Transportation ​DOT Physical Exam: Things To Do to Manage Your Blood Pressure:

    •Make sure you don’t run out of your prescribed blood-pressure medication.
    •Remember to take your medication on schedule. If you forget
  • most doctors recommend taking your medication as soon as possible.
    •If you’re significantly late taking your medication
  • tell the doctor conducting the DOT physical you forgot to take your regular medication. If your blood pressure is too high
  • ask to have it rechecked later that day – or even the following day.
    •Cutting back on caffeine and nicotine can help improve your blood pressure.
    •Reducing the amount of salty foods you eat and avoiding adding salt to your food can also help to lower your blood pressure. (30 percent of idiopathic hypertension [high blood pressure] is related to reduced potassium levels – Ask your physician.)
    •Invest in a blood pressure cuff- you would not drive without gauges working in your truck. A blood pressure cuff is your gauges for your body.
    •Cut back on coffee
  • sodas
  • energy drinks
  • potato chips
  • etc
  • and don’t add salt to your food. Also reduce your use of nicotine as much as possible. Doing this can help lower your blood pressure reading.

    The Day of the Department of Transportation ​DOT Physical Exam:

    What to Bring
    •Your Driver’s License
    •A Full Bladder

    What Not to Do:
    •Do NOT drink caffeine two hours before your appointment
    •Do NOT smoke before your appointment
    •Remember to bring the medical records you’ve prepared in advance
  • including your list of medications.
    •Remember to bring eye glasses (it’s surprising how many people forget this).

    Getting Past ‘White Coat’ Syndrome:
    •We understand this is a very real concern for some drivers.
    •We work with drivers all day long. We understand that passing your DOT physical exam is important to your continued career and your livelihood
  • and we’re here to do everything we can to help you.

    Call Today!

    Dr. Greg Banks
  • Chiropractic Physician
    National Registry #: 3399846831
    I am excited to have my practice located in Des Plaines
  • Il and serve Department of Transportation patients from Des Plaines
  • Park Ridge
  • Glenview
  • Elk Grove
  • Mount Prospect
  • Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Driving Directions

On the corner of Lee and Dempster/Thacker

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We are a TeamCME Clinic!

Nationally Recognized as the Provider of Fair, Ethical DOT Physical Exams!

Pass Your DOT Medical Exam! Dr. Gregory Banks knows how important it is that you continue your livelihood as a commercial driver. With their extensive knowledge of the DOT Physical Exam medical guidelines, Dr. Gregory Banks will steer you through the DOT Physical Exam requirements so you can Keep on Truckin’.

Need your DOT Physical Exam Today?  We know your time is valuable! Same Day Appointments, just give us a call! No Waiting! We are committed to getting you back on the road in no time.

Free! Never Forget to Renew your Certificate! Get “Expiration Alerts” before your Certificate Expires by downloading the Free TeamCME Mobile Driver App! Save your expiration date and you’ll get “Expiration Alert” emails sent to your mobile device & alert emails starting 2 months before your current certificate expires.

We are right at your fingertip! Save us as your medical examiner using the Free Driver Mobile App, and calling our office or getting driving instructions are at your fingertip!

The TeamCME Free Driver Mobile App is available at the Apple App Store and Google Play!

Looking for a DOT Physical Exam or CDL Physical Exam in Des Plaines, Illinois? You’ve come to the right place!

Want to save even more time?  You can save even more time by downloading the DOT physical exam report form by clicking the link below.  Filling it out the form before your appointment will help us get your DOT Physical Exam completed quickly.

Please see the important driver links below for more information.

Want to know more about the DOT physical exam? (Click Here) to access the FMCSA CMV Driver Fact Sheet regarding the DOT physical exam.

Chiropractic care is more than just making the pain disappear. It is about learning, understanding and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life.”

We aim to educate our patients about Chiropractic and other natural solutions to common health problems in order to motivate you to take a more active and responsible role in restoring and maintaining your own health as well as the people around you.

As a chiropractor, we understand that although our patients may be diagnosed with the same condition, they respond very differently to treatments. For this reason, we tailor a specific plan of action to meet your needs, goals & unique medical and physical condition.

Finding a chiropractor who understands changing health care needs and the most current techniques and approaches to addressing health problems can be a daunting task. We hope that you will find this site helpful in learning more about our gentle chiropractic care as well as the ways that it can improve the quality of your life.


Save time by filling out your forms prior to your appointment!

(Click Here) To Download the DOT Physical Exam Report Form.

(Click Here) To Download the Medical Examiner’s Certificate

(Click Here) For Frequently Asked Medical Questions


I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2007. Prior to studying at Palmer College of Chiropractic, I graduated from University of Iowa in 2004 with a degree in biochemistry and math. Since I began practicing chiropractic thirteen years ago, I have kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that my patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care.

I have completed a three year post graduate degree in extremities to help with all of those shoulders, knees, feet, elbows, wrist, and any other extremity trouble.
I have completed a degree in Acupuncture and have been practicing Acupuncture as well since 2013

I have had extensive work in pediatrics/pregnancy patients to help kids and moms of all ages and conditions from colicky, ear infections, bed wetting, normal aches and pains to so many other issues.

I do extensive work with rehabilitation to be able to accommodate the patient. Not everything can be solved with just an adjustment and that is where rehab comes in. Problems from whiplash, rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries, back injuries and other injuries that needs soft tissue rehab such as graston, cupping, dry needling and other forms of exercises and stretches to help the problem.

I am excited to have my practice located in Des Plaines, Il and serve patients from Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Glenview, Elk Grove, Mount Prospect, Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area.

I look forward to meeting you and showing what great care I can provide to you and your family.

Our number one goal at Body in Balance Chiropractic and Wellness is to put YOU first and worry about finances later.

NRCME Number: 3399846831