Federal Medical Exams

Richard Blanchar, MD -  - General Practitioner

Bayview General Medicine

Richard Blanchar, MD

General Practitioner & Aesthetic Specialist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Federal Medical Exams Specialist
If you need to have a federal medical exam performed, Dr. Richard Blanchar of Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is fully equipped to provide whatever information is required. Dr. Blanchar is a certified Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA and Civil Surgeon for USCIS. Air traffic control, private pilot, immigration exams and more are performed on site. These exams are used to obtain/renew FAA licenses or to show documentation of an exam in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the immigration process.

Federal Exams Q & A

by Richard Blanchar, MD

What are federal medical exams?

Medical exams are a basic health checklist that may be required for certain federal programs, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

In addition to federal programs, many jobs, schools, and sports teams also require some type of medical exam or physical to ensure that you are healthy and able to perform what may be asked of you.

Whatever the reason for your exam, Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics is equipped with everything you will need to satisfy these exams, including:

  • EKG: An EKG is an electrocardiogram, which measures the electrical activity of your heart.
  • X-ray: Some exams may require a more thorough health analysis, including x-rays. Dr. Blanchar offers X-ray services at his offices.
  • Vision and hearing: Most exams require vision and hearing screening, which Dr. Blanchar is equipped to perform.

Do you do FAA medical exams?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that pilots and other key crew members of an aircraft hold a current medical certificate. Certificates and physicals can only be given by certified Aviation Medical Examiners (AME). As an AME, Dr. Blanchar has been commissioned by the FAA to conduct flight physicals and issue certificates in all three pilot classifications: private, commercial, and transport.

Regardless of classification, an FAA medical exam checks:

  • Eyes
  • Ear, nose, throat, and equilibrium
  • Neurologic function
  • Mental function
  • Cardiovascular health
  • General medical condition

What medical exams are needed for immigration?

The immigration process can be grueling and difficult to navigate and, depending on your status, may require several different medical exams along the way. In order to gain entry into the United States, as with many other countries, you will have to undergo a basic medical exam to check for any potentially problematic conditions or infections. A typical exam for the USCIS includes:

  • Medical history
  • Physical examination: examination of the eyes, ears, nose and throat, extremities, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and external genitalia.
  • Chest X-ray
  • Blood tests

Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics is here to assist and simplify the process for you by providing a place where you can get the necessary examinations, quickly and efficiently.

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