Aeromedical Deliberations in the Germanwings Tragedy

The Germanwings tragedy this week brought to the forefront the mental health assessment for commercial airmen.  There are reports that the copilot had another serious health issue with his vision.   I would like to raise the possibility that there is a connection between the suicide, mental health issues, change in vision, and perhaps a brain […]

FLYING AFTER SCUBA DIVING

I have enjoyed scuba diving for many years. As a physician, I am fascinated with the physiology of barometric pressure and offloading gases within the body.  I did advanced hyperbaric training through Divers Alert Network and through New York Medical College where I am a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. Decompression sickness is the medical […]

Duration of FAA Pilot medical certificates

Many pilots ask if we could recap the duration for their medical certificates. and the frequency for the EKG for the first class airmen. First Class Medical Certificate: A first class medical certificate is valid for the remainder of the month of issue; plus o    6 calendar months for operations requiring a first class medical […]

Revolutionary Virtual Medical Care via Skype Now

Our practice offers virtual One-on-One medical consultation via Skype now. If you do have any concerns about your health or medical issues, video conference is available prior scheduling your on-site office appointment. Please use our Online Scheduling System to arrange the consultation or call to the listed numbers in our website. Before your Consultation please […]