There are a number of good sources of information, so we won’t try to reconstruct airmen medical certification sources here, but here is a list of resources that we recommend:

FAA medical certificate

What is an Aviation Medical Examiner?

In Europe, the United States, and other countries, an aviation medical examiner or aero-medical examiner (AME) is a physician designated by the local aviation authority and given the authority to perform flight physical examinations and issue aviation medical certificates. AMEs are practitioners of aviation medicine, although most are also qualified in other medical specialties.

The International Civil Aviation Organization have established basic medical rules for determining whether a pilot is fit to act in that capacity, and they are codified in Annex 1 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. However, most countries’ aviation authorities have developed their own specific details and clarifications to be used in addition to – frequently more stringently than – the high-level standards prescribed by ICAO.

The military equivalent of the AME is the flight surgeon.

Wikipedia contributors. (2019, September 13). Aviation medical examiner. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:46, November 18, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Aviation_medical_examiner&oldid=915417001

Houston area AME

AMEContact Information
Victor Hugo Arellano
M.D.
Total Medical & Urgent Care
15410 Ridge Park Dr, Houston, TX 77095
(281) 855 – 2244
Brian J. Feaver
M.D.
Aviation Medicine
201 That Way, Lake Jackson, TX 77566
(979) 285-2100
Ronald Heisey
M.D.
2003 Airline Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546
(281) 482-9565
Charles A. Schumacher
M.D., F.A.C.P.
Senior Aviation Medical Examiner
#6 Professional park Drive, Webster, TX 77598
aviationmedicalexaminer.com
CharlesSchumacher@comcast.net
D. Edward Supkis
M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
UTHSC-Houston
4704 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
(713) 300-2356
ed@supkismd.com

Portions of this BLOG entry were originally published by Third Coast Aviation LLC, an affiliate of the Spaceport Houston Club, on August 26, 2018 (click here for the original BLOG posting).

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