The Oculus Rift Made Me Believe I Could Fly

  by Joshua Batson Yesterday, I flew over downtown San Francisco. I swooped past the Transamerica Pyramid, taking care not to get speared, and winged it out towards the water. A heavy fog covered the bay, as usual, so I decided to head back into the city. I dove sharply, and the wind started whipping […]

Coronary Artery Disease and Your Medical Certification

 R   aymond Basri, MD, FACP     236 Crystal Run Rd, Ste. 2 Middletown, NY 10941 June 18, 2014   Coronary Artery Disease and Your Medical Certification Pilots can have coronary artery disease and not be retired on disability. Here is a case where the pilot regained his Class 1 Medical Certificate exactly 6 […]

Captain Sully Sullenberger and the Miracle on the Hudson

I turned on the radio and caught the first mention of a plane down in the Hudson. Not just a plane, but a commercial airliner in the river just a half mile away. By Ray Basri, MD, FACP I began my morning running a couple of stress tests and then settled into the office seeing […]

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 […]

Successful Return Of a Career Commercial Airline Pilot

I am a senior aviation medical examiner for the FAA.  Part of my duties is to provide pilot with medical consultations so that despite medical issues, they can continue to be certified his meeting the requirements for duty. I am a specialist in diagnostic cardiology and use the tools of trade to facilitate special issuance […]

HELPING a pilot

“I recently had a rather unpleasant bout with bladder cancer. (not uncommon in ex smokers). During the testing process, they also came up with a kidney stone. Two months later both doctors cleared me to work. (Urologist and Nephrologist). I never did pass the stone. AMAS guided me through the whole deal, and sent my […]