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FAA Medical Exams

Setting The Standard For FAA Medical Exams

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) medical certification process includes a physical exam that determines whether you are physically and mentally fit to fly a plane. This exam assesses your past medical history, including having your vision and hearing checked. Once issued, the medical certificate has an expiration date. Always keep that date in mind to ensure that your certificate is valid. If you don't have a valid certificate, you cannot exercise the privileges of your airman certificates.

Advanced OccMed is an occupational medicine clinic that assists pilots in completing their FAA medical certification process. We have the knowledge and skills to ensure that you are cleared and ready to go.  Also, we can also make a plan specific for you and offer expert advice if you cannot be granted a medical certificate on the day of the exam. 

FAA Medical Exam Process

The process is straightforward. First, you need to complete the FAA's online application form via MedXPress.

Once complete, you'll be issued a confirmation number. You'll need to bring your MedXPress confirmation number with you to your appointment! Then you choose an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) and schedule your appointment with them.  The AME will conduct your physical examination. The AME  will then issue you a medical certificate if you meet the medical standards.

Here at Advanced OccMed, we issue second-class and third-class FAA medical certificates.

Dr. Ranzenberger is an FAA Aeromedical Examiner and a former USAF Flight Surgeon. When taking this exam, it is essential that you seek out a professional with the proper qualifications. Not all physicians are qualified to conduct FAA medical exams. This is a specialized service that requires the physician to have additional medical training to perform. Dr. Ranzenberger has many years of experience as a AME and is here to assist you with your needs.

Tips for Taking an FAA Medical Exam

Be Prepared For Your Appointment

Please ensure that you visit the FAA MedXPress website and bring your confirmation number to your appointment.Also, bring with you the items you will need for the exam such as any pertinent medical records and glasses. Schedule the appointment on a day you can focus on completing the exam. Be sure to get plenty of rest the night before and eat well. Schedule the appointment on a day you can focus on completing the exam.

Have a long-term relationship with a primary care physician

A consistent relationship with a primary care physician can be of great benefit. Having records or a written report available from a doctor familiar with any medical conditions past or present and any medications you take can be of use to the aeromedical examiner.

Be open

Always be honest about your medical conditions. Giving all the necessary information in the first place will reduce the time needed to issue you a medical certificate.

Bring glasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids, if required

If a pilot uses glasses or contact lenses, they must bring them for a physical examination to check that their prescription is up-to-date. Furthermore, the examiner will test their corrected and uncorrected vision. If a pilot uses a hearing aid, they must also bring them to the examination center as well. Any medical devices that are used regularly should come along to the exam.

Take the test at the beginning of the month

Medical certificates expire at the end of the month.  If you schedule your exam at the beginning of the month, you will have enough time to report any medical conditions to your AME.  An AME can hold your information for 14 days before submitting it to the FAA. If you schedule your medical exam early in the month, then the AME can issue you a new medical certificate before the previous one expires.

Don't go for the exam if you are sick or have an injury

Make sure you do not have an acute illness or injury before taking the exam. It's advised you are fully fit before taking the medical exam.

Why Choose Us?

Advanced OccMed in Asheville, NC, has more than 10 years of experience issuing medical certificates.

If you are looking to get an FAA medical certificate, look no further! We will provide you comprehensive service at a competitive price. Our services are available to individuals and companies throughout Western North Carolina. To book an appointment, you can connect with our team. Of course, we are always available to answer any questions.

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