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Mid-Iowa Occupational Testing (Walk-in Facility)

Des Moines , Iowa
(515) 868-0306
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Mid-Iowa Occupational Testing (Walk-in Facility)

Dr. Shawn Gehlsen DC., National Registry Certified Medical Examiner

5911 Meredith Dr. STE D
Des Moines , Iowa 50322
(515) 868-0306

Hours of Operation:
M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm


  • CDL Physical Exam for Commercial Drivers (DOT Physical)
  • DOT drug and alcohol testing
  • DOT consortium
  • Non-DOT drug and alcohol testing
  • FAA (basic med) flight physical
  • Hearing conservation testing (audiometry)
  • Functional lung capacity testing (spirometry)
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Life insurance physicals
  • Heart EKG/ECG
  • Lift tests
  • A1c instant test
  • School sports physicals
  • Background screening
  • Customized functional foot orthotics
  • Medically supervised weight loss program
  • DNA testing
  • Additional services added yearly and upon request
  • Respirator Fit Questionnaire
  • Respirator Fit Physical

We are a TeamCME Clinic!

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

Click Here to view Dr. Gehlsen’s office website!

Mid-Iowa Occupational Testing is locally owned and operated and offers a full range of occupational testing in our walk-in/no appointments facility. (however, we do appreciate a heads-up call that you are coming just incase Dr. Gehlsen is out of the office that day) We are not associated in anyway with any large medical facility in Des Moines or surrounding metro and we pride ourselves by offering our clients accurate, professional, and convenient service in a small, comfortable, and friendly atmosphere.

If you have questions for us, no problem, you will always get to talk to a real person on the phone and you won’t be transfered six times! Give us a call today! If there is a service you want but we don’t offer, we would be happy to entertain the possibility of making that available to you!


What is a Driver Helpful DOT Physical? Helping drivers and motor carriers is what we do. Drivers with certain medical conditions need a medical examiner who not only knows the medical requirements, but who is interested in helping the driver maintain their livelihood. At the same time, our driving certifications provide the safety aspects that motor carriers expect and need.

Pass Your DOT Medical Exam! Dr. Gehlsen knows how important it is that you continue your livelihood as a commercial driver. With his extensive knowledge of the DOT Physical Exam medical guidelines, Dr. Gehlsen 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 Moines, Iowa area? 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 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.


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


Dr. Shawn Gehlsen is an Iowa Board Certified Chiropractic Physician and has been in practice since 2004. He was born and raised in Denison, Iowa. From 2011-2013 he practiced in Alaska on the island of Dutch Harbor. It was there that he realized the growing need for Doctors of Chiropractic to offer occupational testing services. He receives ongoing training in the field of occupational testing and chiropractic and is considered a regional authority in the knowledge and understanding of the DOT medical guidelines.

NRCME Number: 1852146898