Actual BasicMed doctor physical exams

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    Well that is the thing. My doctor had no problem doing the actual exam, he just was not willing to sign it.
     
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    Maybe try calling some AME's to do it. Even if you have to travel a bit the sign-off is good for 4 years.
     
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    My doctor is part of a subsidiary of a big medical corporation, but he appears to have made up his own mind about it. When I summarized the program for him a few months ago, he asked me to send him a copy of the form when it was released in final form, which I did. When he saw the FAA's recommended reading list, he decided he didn't have time to get involved. :(
     
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    The last two I used won't, so, I may have to travel if I go that route.
     
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    That's the problem. They don't bother to read the whole thing. They get past the first few paragraphs and throw up their hands. Like one comment my doctor made, "I have no way of independently verifying what you put in Section 2." Well, no, but neither does the AME, I am certifying those items are truthful, not you.
     
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    That's too bad. My doctor decided he didn't have time to read the recommend reading list and just signed it.
     
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    My CDL doctor was state licensed. He, too, told the receptionist a FFA doctor would have to do the physical. I underlined a couple of sentences in the paperwork supplied with the physical checklist, asked the receptionist to show him, which she did, and in less than a minute came back and began taking my info.
     
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    When I first brought it up I explained that this is a brand new law that lets any licensed physician do this exam instead of an FAA doctor. It got the point across.
     
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    Did mine with my regular doc today. Emailed him the FAA form and AOPA's explanation link a week ago he said no problem bring the paperwork. Regular exam plus eye chart and color dot booklet. Annual physical so it was free. Online course is boring, not much of a burden though. If you are in a pot legal state find a pot script doc, those guys are breaking federal law for 40 bucks a script. Can't imagine they'd refuse.
     
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    I know a couple of large animal vets, but I don't think FFA certifies them ... :D
     
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    Just came home with my basicmed signoff, did the course, took the test, printed out the certificate. This was my family doc's first basic med, but she is herself an inactive pilot, so she had heard of it.

    I have to visit her at least twice a year anyway to review my bp medication, so this was paid by insurance as checkup.
     
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    Love to know who you saw. My AME turned me down. Not sure (yet) if my PCP will do it.
     
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    Where are you located?
     
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    Kaiser won’t play. Dr. Toth in Concord did mine, he’s a pilot/aircraft owner.

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