Better Life Chiropractic, LLC

Our clinic is a safer environment for drivers.

Richmond, Virginia
(804) 592-5400
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Better Life Chiropractic, LLC

Candace J. Thomas, DC, National Registry Certified Medical Examiner

235 Wadsworth Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23236
(804) 592-5400

Hours of Operation:
By Appointment Only


  • $75 CASH price
  • DOT Physical Exam for Commercial Drivers (CDL Physical Exam)
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Hair Follicle Drug Testing
  • Non-DOT Drug Testing
  • Pain Relief Services

Driving Directions

Better Life Chiropractic,LLC is conveniently located near the intersection of Midlothian Turnpike and the Powhite Parkway.

Our address is 235 Wadsworth Drive, North Chesterfield VA 23236. We are in the all brick Midlothian Center shopping center on the side closer to CATO. Look for the overhead sign that says CHIROPRACTOR. We are right beside Midlothian Medical Care Family Practice. We are Door 235.

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Our Priority is to the Driver! We Perform Driver Helpful® DOT Physical Exams to Assist in Obtaining a CDL Medical Card.

Pass Your DOT Medical Exam! We know how important it is that you maintain a current CDL medical card. Whether you are a healthy 21-year-old with a learner's permit, or have a medical condition you're concerned about, this is the DOT exam location you’re looking for! With extensive knowledge of the exam requirements, we will guide you through so you can Keep on Truckin'.

Free Driver Mobile App! Get "Expiration Alerts" before your medical card expires. Download the Free TeamCME Mobile Driver App, save your expiration date, and receive an alert starting 2 months before your current medical card expires. Select us as your medical examiner and our office location, driving directions, and contact information are at your fingertip!

What is a Driver Helpful® DOT Physical Exam? Helping drivers is what we do. Our provider knows the medical requirements and is interested in helping the driver maintain their livelihood. When needed, we steer drivers with certain medical conditions thru the requirements so they can obtain or maintain a current CDL medical card and continue to drive. We’ll also address concerns and safety considerations regarding the driver's current and future wellbeing as it pertains to their career.

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


National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners logo Dr. Candace J. Thomas was born and raised in Kenbridge, Virginia. Dr. Thomas earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Pre-med, from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. She attended Life University in Marietta, GA, and later transferred to Sherman College in Spartanburg, SC, where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.

Dr. Thomas is devoted to providing the best care possible to her patients. She is Board Certified from the Virginia Board of Medicine and has been in practice since 2005. Dr. Thomas is a DATIA certified specimen collector trained to perform DOT drug testing, breath Alcohol testing, & hair follicle collections for drug testing. She is also a certified phlebotomy technician trained in collections for blood testing.

Dr. Thomas has obtained national certification from the FMCSA and serves as a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation. In this role, she helps to ensure that commercial motor vehicle drivers are fit for duty and that our roadways stay safe.

NRCME Number: 3923347259