Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) – Pilot – FAA Medical Exam

Pilots are concerned about a new medical standard for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) by the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The concern is that pilots with a serious weight problem will be adversely affected in their recertification. I would like to present my perspective as a senior AME. My thoughts are my own and not necessarily […]

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 […]