how do you find a Doctor that will do a basic med?

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how do you find a Doctor that will do a basic med?

Posted by Robert Johnson on Jun 17, 2017 8:41 am

Lokking for a doctor in the Ann Arbor area that will do a basic med exam and paperwork.....any ideas
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Re: how do you find a Doctor that will do a basic med?

Posted by William McDonald on Jun 17, 2017 6:06 pm

Hello Robert,
I was lucky enough to stumble onto a pilot's forum online and a member posted the name of a somewhat nearby Houston MD who performed BasicMed exams. I was fortunate because all of the local AME's I called said no. Other ideas that also didn't work out included Urgent care facilities because they do truck driver physicals for commercial drivers license under D.O.T. rules. D.O.T. sound familiar? It should since FAA is an agency under D.O.T. Regardless, these clinics in my area plus dozens of private MDs will not do BasicMed exams. I can only urge you to not give up, continue to ask fellow pilots, flying clubs and local FBOs for leads and I wish you luck
William

Re: how do you find a Doctor that will do a basic med?

Posted by Edward Figuli on Jun 30, 2017 12:28 am

I went to a MedExpress Urgent Care facility in our area (eastern Pennsylvania).  They do DOT physicals.  The doctor there read over the AOPA information and agreed to do the physical to the DOT standards.  Took about 45 minutes and cost $85.  

Re: how do you find a Doctor that will do a basic med?

Posted by Ronald Levy on Jun 30, 2017 9:21 am

Edward Figuli:
I went to a MedExpress Urgent Care facility in our area (eastern Pennsylvania).  They do DOT physicals.  The doctor there read over the AOPA information and agreed to do the physical to the DOT standards.  Took about 45 minutes and cost $85.  

And signed the checklist?  You might want to post the exact location/contact information of that facility so others can find it.

Re: how do you find a Doctor that will do a basic med?

Posted by Edward Figuli on Jun 30, 2017 10:18 pm

https://www.medexpress.com/location/pa/quakertown/qkp/

I think they have three DOT doctors on site.  

Re: how do you find a Doctor that will do a basic med? In long beach ca?

Posted by John Lyons on Jul 3, 2017 2:17 am

Looking for a local dotor to do my basic med exam in long beach california?
john

Re: how do you find a Doctor that will do a basic med?

Posted by Dennis Thrasher on Jul 10, 2017 5:45 am

Try an occupational medicine clinic.