Aviation Medical Exam Consultations

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AME Consultations & Disqualifying Medical Conditions...

Dr. Brauer also offers consultation to pilots, including those with health conditions that may otherwise be consider disqualifying. In certain situations, the FAA may exercise discretionary authority under the provisions of Authorization of Special Issuance to issue an airman medical certificate.

As part of the consultation, Dr. Brauer meets with the pilot to address questions regarding medications, certification eligibility, and to review medical records as they relate to your FAA medical certificate.  

AME consultation is not a part of your medical exam. Pilots with questions about their medical history, medication usage or other concerns about the exam are encouraged to schedule a consultation prior to the exam.

14 CFR Part 67 identifies the following as disqualifying conditions:

  • Angina Pectoris
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Heart Disease (that has required treatment or, if untreated, has been symptomatic or clinically significant)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (requiring insulin or other hypoglycemic medications)
  • Disturbance of Consciousness (without satisfactory medical explanation of the cause)
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Replacement
  • Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  • Permanent Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Personality Disorder (severe enough to have repeatedly manifested itself by overt acts)
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Transient loss of control of nervous system function(s) without satisfactory medical explanation of cause

Explanation Of No Doctor Patient Relationship

Ernesto Brauer, MD, AME, is a designee of the Federal Aviation Administration and is empowered to determine if a medical certificate can safely be granted for aviation duty.

No doctor/patient relationship exists between Pilot and AME.  The AME is serving a regulatory role and is NOT serving as a personal physician. No doctor/patient relationship exists between the Pilot and Dr Ernesto Brauer; nor will the practice maintain records related to the FAA exam.  The practice is providing a setting for performance of exams for the benefit of the aviation community.

The AME has no duty of confidentiality; any information learned about the applicant is required to be made part of the disclosure to and is reported to the Federal Aviation Administration.