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West Georgia Worx’s Garnett Giesler, MD, FCCP, recently qualified as a certified medical examiner under the U. S. Department of Transportation’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NCRME) as part of West Georgia Health’s Occupational Medicine program.

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

As a certified medical examiner, Giesler will make important decisions that will reduce the risk for crashes, injuries and fatalities among interstate Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers. Giesler 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

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

Giesler joins director Nick Vlachos, MD, as certified examiners for West Georgia Worx.

Additional information is available by contacting program director Robert Carlson at 706-845-3075 or, or visiting

West Georgia Worx is a division of West Georgia Health devoted entirely to occupational medicine.

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