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View Poll Results: f you went to a PCP or AME for BasicMed, what was their answer?
AME said "No problem, where do I sign?" 35 17.95%
AME said "Absolutely not (for whatever reason)". 12 6.15%
PCP said "You bet! Where do I sign?" 114 58.46%
PCP said "Nope. No way." 15 7.69%
PCP said yes, but you need to go get these other tests run... 7 3.59%
PCP said "I dunno, let me look into it and get back with you... 12 6.15%
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:19 AM
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Rumor has it that "doc-in-a-box" places that advertise DOT physicals are more likely to conduct a BasicMed exam. If you take this route, don't forget to call ahead and make sure that an actual physician is on duty.

I visited two such places. The first said it would be no problem when I called, but backed out when they saw the paperwork. The second was a success. I even learned that the doctor had always wanted to be a pilot, and we had a nice conversation about how to get started.

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Old 05-16-2017, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ccsmith51 View Post
What if one has two situations, but can only vote once? My AME said no way, but I found a doc that says he will do it.

Tomorrow at 1:15 we'll see if he means it!!
I have to believe that it will be easier to find a cooperative doctor than it was to find a cooperative FAA.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:18 PM
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Default List of MD's Willing to Sign Off on Basic Med Physical

Went to my AME recently for 3rd class physical. Passed. Asked AME if he would be willing to conduct and sign off on Basic Med Physical and he said "no problem" but would have to complete another physical just to stay within FAA guidelines. I have no issue with this. Will probably go back to do basic med physical soon just to lock in the 4 year window instead of the 2 years for the third class based on my age.

Does anyone know if there is a list being compiled of MD's willing to do basic med physicals? That sure would be helpful and I think would drive a lot of business to the MD's willing to do so if that info were published. I would like to see EAA or AOPA publish such a list by state.

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Old 05-16-2017, 04:53 PM
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So my PCP did, eventually, sign off on the paperwork, so I did the on-line thing and am good to go.

I hope that most people end up being able to use their PCP, since an annual exam is covered by insurance, and they know you better than some random doc...that *was* supposed to be one of the selling points of this, after all.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:56 PM
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RV9otter, I thought the same as you about just getting the BasicMed even though there is still time left on third class but don't know how some insurance will handle the new reg. And the CFI/PIC problem too.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:18 PM
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My 3rd class expired in April. I tried the local health department and they said no. I went to my family doc today for a physical. It was very easy and Social Security paid for it as a normal physical. I took in a copy of last months visit to the eye doctor and had a blood draw done last week which I do every year for high cholesterol. I think that's the way this is supposed to work. Now I just have to take the online course.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:43 AM
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Got my basic med exam completed by a local AME in my area. I called around trying to find someone that had done at least a few basic med exams. I was #4 for this guy. At first he was concerned about the fact that I was coming to him with a SI due to heart condition. He made a phone call and decided it would be OK. Done deal, took the AOPA online test last night. Good for 4 more years!
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:39 AM
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FWIW; AOPA says the Bahamas will accept BasicMed:

"The Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority announced that pilots can fly under the new FAA medical certification known as BasicMed. This announcement makes the Bahamas the first international destination to accept BasicMed for pilots."

Now let's see if the US and Canada will agree that US BasicMed and the Canadian "4th Class" medical are equivalents.

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Old 05-23-2017, 06:11 PM
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:34 PM
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Default BasicMed

My PCP said no.

My AME said no

Another AME said NO
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