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Pilots as Patients: You're the Flight Surgeon

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    As a specialist in aerospace physiology and altitude-related clinical conditions, Dr. Jan Stepanek, medical director of the Aerospace Medical Program, assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, and aviation medical examiner (AME) discusses medical qualifications for pilots in the U.S. and the interaction between pilots, AMEs, and the FAA. Your host, Dr. Gary Kohn discusses with Dr. Stepanek the difference between a routine physical and an AME, FAA mandated exam, and medication precautions for pilots considered outside the realm of the normal patient.

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    As a specialist in aerospace physiology and altitude-related clinical conditions, Dr. Jan Stepanek, medical director of the Aerospace Medical Program, assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, and aviation medical examiner (AME) discusses medical qualifications for pilots in the U.S. and the interaction between pilots, AMEs, and the FAA. Your host, Dr. Gary Kohn discusses with Dr. Stepanek the difference between a routine physical and an AME, FAA mandated exam, and medication precautions for pilots considered outside the realm of the normal patient.

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Schedule15 Oct 2021