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Victory Medical Clinic -  - Internal Medicine

Victory Medical Clinic

Internal Medicine located in Hackettstown, NJ & East Orange, NJ

Whether you’re a new or established pilot, you need a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certificate to obtain and maintain your pilot’s license. The skilled and experienced providers at Victory Medical Clinic are designated as Aviation Medical Examiners by the FAA. They can perform your aviation exam and issue your medical certificate if you qualify. Victory Medical Clinic has locations in Hackettstown and East Orange, New Jersey. To schedule an aviation physical, call Victory Medical Clinic today, or make an appointment online.

Aviation Exams Q & A

What’s an FAA medical certificate?

The Federal Aviation Administration requires a medical certificate to ensure that all pilots are physically and mentally healthy and can safely perform their duties as aviators.

By meeting the specific medical standards determined by the FAA, pilots are protecting their own lives and the lives of air travelers and the general public.

How do I obtain an FAA medical certificate?

To obtain an FAA medical certificate, you must schedule an exam with an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) and fill out the official FAA application form.

Once you’ve passed your aviation physical exam, your AME certifies your results and provides you with a medical certificate, which you’re required to keep on you whenever you’re acting in your capacity as a licensed pilot.

The skilled providers at Victory Medical Clinic have completed the FAA training and are officially AME-designated to perform aviation exams. Same-day scheduling is usually available for aviation exams, and you can receive your paperwork on the day of your appointment.

What’s involved in an aviation medical exam?

When you see one of the providers at Victory Medical Clinic for an FAA medical certificate, they perform a physical exam that assesses the following:

  • Visual acuity
  • Hearing, equilibrium, and health of the ears, nose, and throat
  • Neurological health
  • Cardiovascular health

In addition, your provider looks for physical signs and asks you a series of questions to identify signs of a mental health condition or substance abuse disorder.

Which conditions can prevent me from obtaining a medical certificate?

The FAA has specified a list of disqualifying conditions; however, several of these conditions may be acceptable if you’re receiving the appropriate medical treatment.

Some of the conditions that may prevent you from receiving an FAA medical certificate include:

  • Heart disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Diabetes mellitus requiring insulin
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance dependence

If you have a medically controlled condition on the list, you’ll be asked to return for an FAA exam more frequently so your AME can make sure that you’re continuing your treatment and that your condition will not affect your ability to perform your pilot duties safely.

To schedule an FAA aviation exam, call Victory Medical Clinic today, or make an appointment online.