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Nurse Practitioner Linda Vrooman qualifies as DOT-certified medical examiner

Fri, September 8, 2017

Nurse Practitioner Linda Vrooman qualifies as DOT-certified medical examiner

WellStar West Georgia Worx’s Linda Vrooman, APRN, has qualified as a certified medical examiner under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NCRME) as part of WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s Occupational Medicine program.

The National Registry is a federal program that establishes requirements for health care professionals who perform physical examinations for truck and bus drivers. Vrooman  successfully completed training and testing on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) physical qualifications standards and guidelines.

As a certified medical examiner, Vrooman makes important decisions that will reduce the risk for crashes, injuries and fatalities among interstate Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers. She also will be listed on the U.S. DOT National Registry, an online directory of certified medical examiners easily accessible to drivers, motor carriers and the general public. The directory website can be found at national registry.fmcsa.dot.gov.

This certification will add value to West Georgia Worx’s current customer base as well as any CMV driver needing medical clearance updated. FMCSA requires medical examinations be conducted by certified examiners at least every two years for all CMV drivers.

Vrooman joins Medical Director Nick Vlachos, M.D., as certified examiners for Wellstar West Georgia Worx.