We are veteran owned and operated and appreciate the services and sacrifices of the amazing women and men of the Armed Forces. Aeromedical Solutions PLLC is a medical office focusing on maintaining the standards of flight safety while ensuring pilot health standards with pilot examinations for FAA issued medical certificates. Additional services include the FAA's Human Intervention Motivational Study (HIMS) for substance abuse, DUI monitoring services, & SSRI medication usage and FAA Air Traffic Control Specialists physicals.
We understand the love of flying and have a special focus to assist with our pilot's and air traffic controller's mission to maintain their health and well-being and of course, to keep them medically certified. Was anyone so clear as Leonardo da Vinci's famous quote of "Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." This is extremely well understood in our family as there are many with jet fuel flowing through through their veins
HIMS is an occupational substance abuse treatment program, specific to pilots, that coordinates the identification, treatment, and return to work process for afflicted aviators to enhance air safety. Afflicted aviators are treated and successfully returned to cockpit under the FAA Special Issuance Regulations (14CFR 67.401).
FAA Medical Exam Any Class or Basic Med- $145
DOT Physicals $85
Cardiologist EKG Interpretation $80
Civil Air Patrol Cadets $100 (may combine with school physical)
ATC physicals (FAA approved) $190
Florida School/Athletic Physicals $65
Complex FAA Application Prep and Coordinations. Drug & Alcohol, DUI, Anti-Depressant Consultations $300.
(May require retainer pending case review.)
HIMS Follow Up - Six Month Intervals $350
Typically reserved for commercial airline transport pilots, flight school students and many business aviation flight crews.
Length of Certificate: 6 calendar months if older than 40 years of age at time of evaluation; 12 months if younger than 40 years of age.
Required for commercial pilots, including business aviation flight crew, crop dusters, aerial advertising pilots, charter pilots, or first officers of commercial airline flights.
Length of Certification: 12 Calendar Months.
This class is mainly used for recreational or private pilots.
Length of Certification: 60 calendar months if younger than age 40 at the time of evaluation; 24 calendar months if age 40 or older at the time of evaluation.
BasicMed is an alternate way for pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. Print off a FAA Form 8700-2; BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (CMEC) and get your physical exam with a state-licensed physician. Then complete an online medical course and you're ready to fly!
There are two, free online courses to choose from:
Mayo Clinic BasicMed Online Training Course
AOPA's BasicMed Medical Self-Assessment: A Pilot's Guide to Flying Healthy
PRIOR TO FLIGHT PHYSICAL
1. If your medical condition is CACI condition-find the appropriate condition worksheet www.faa.gov
2. Download and print the worksheet
3. Present the worksheet to your treating physician for completion. Your physician will complete the worksheet.
4. Present the completed worksheet at your Flight physical appointment.
PRIOR TO HIMS APPOINTMENT:
1. Contact Aeromedical Solutions office at 954-299-9704 to schedule an appropriate HIMS consultation appointment.
2. Prior to your first appointment you must arrange for the following documentation to be sent to our office.
a) Copy of the letter from the FAA indicating you need to consult a HIMS AME.
b) Copy of your FAA Airman Medical Record (to request call 405-954-4821 or request Records transfer form - this needs to be sent to our office directly by the FAA).
3. These records need to arrive well in advance of your appointment so they can be reviewed. If unable to be reviewed may require 2 consultative appointments to review documentation together.
What to Expect at the First HIMS Visit?
1. First visit is typically 2 hr session (later sessions will vary but generally run about 45 to 50 min).
2. During this time, HIMS AME will provide an overview of HIMS Program and the Special Issuance Process
3. The FAA Airman's Medical Record will be reviewed in detail together, and the airman will sign a comprehensive release form for other records and information that may be required for the HIMS process.
4. HIMS AME will interview the airman at length regarding their medical history and psychological history.
5. Session will end with development with plan of action and scheduling of the next HIMS AME appointment.
What to Expect at your Flight Physical:
1. Bring your confirmation number from your MedXpress
2. Vision Screening
3. Blood pressure and vital signs monitoring
5. Medical History
6. Physical Examination
After your examination, the Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) may do one of the following:
1. Issue a certificate if you meet the standards for certification
2. Deny certification if you have a disqualifying medical condition.
3. Defer final determination to the Aeromedical Certification Division of the FAA in Oklahoma City.
The FAA may require that supporting material be sent to its office. Therefore, it is important that you bring your medical records to your Aeromedical Solutions PLLC appointment of the evaluations which were performed in your outside clinics that pertain to any possible disqualifying conditions.
In certain cases, Aeromedical Solutions PLLC flight examiners will assist in expediting the flight physical by contact the FAA directly.
Having the flight physician connect with personnel at the FAA for Special Issuance waivers will typically result in additional fees, but it also often significantly accelerates the waiting time to become medically certified.
Getting a new medical diagnosis can be fearful especially when your career depends on your health status. When an airman is diagnosed with a new medical condition, in the vast majority of cases, it is not the end of their flying career. The FAA has set up standards for providing clarity on different medical conditions regarding flight safety. It is imperative that we work together to address all the required testing, arrange all necessary documentation to minimize any or all down time from the cock pit.
Substance Abuse or DUI Monitoring Services:
Substance abuse, dependence and addiction is an affliction that is statistically similar in pilots and general population. The FAA and airlines have identified the need and benefits from having pilots recover from addiction and return to flight status/duties. The Human Intervention and Motivation Study (HIMS) program assists pilots in recovery.
If you are on specific medications called Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medications the FAA requires additional testing, medical monitoring, and documentation for your FAA medical certification and recertification. The FAA utilizes HIMS program for oversight of the process and requires aviators to be seen by a HIMS AME for their certification.