Aviation Medical Examiner for FAA Physical Exams in San Diego

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FAA Class I, Class II and Class III Physical Examination Details:

Class I Examinations

Effective October, 2014, we now offer Class I certificate examinations.

Examination Classes

Class I Airline Transport Pilots Class II Commercial Pilots Class III Private Pilots and students

Electronic Scheduling via MedXpress

To better serve you, our office has gone electronic. The FAA MedXPress system allows anyone requiring an FAA Medical Certificate or Student Pilot Medical Certificate to electronically complete the FAA Form 8500-8. Information entered into MedXPress will be transmitted to the FAA and will be available for your Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) to review at the time of your medical examination.

Prior to your appointment, go to the FAA MedXPress web site to complete your forms. At the end of your application, the system will give you a confirmation number. Be aware you must submit your portion of the 8500-8 application to the FAA before you will be given your confirmation number. Bring the confirmation number and a government-issued photo identification to your appointment. Dr. Dysart will perform your exam, log-on to your application, input the AME information, and print your certificate for you.

Important Things to Remember about MedXpress:

If you do not have an existing MedXPress account, it may take one business day or longer to complete your application.

MedXPress data is only accessible by the AME for a period of 2 weeks after confirmation is issued; please ensure your appointment is booked within that timeframe.

It is also VERY IMPORTANT for you to check your personal information prior to completion. Once the AME has entered their data and saved your certificate, changes to your personal information will have to be made by the FAA medical office; the AME will not be able to make changes.

For information on the medical requirements for ATC exams, please visit the official Code of Federal Regulations website.

Direct links and patient instructions: FAA exams.

For a full list of the medical requirements for certification, please visit the FAA guides page.


Effective April 01, 2018 we charge $125.00 for physical examinations for any class certificate. EKGs are required for Class I exams at age 35 for baseline, then once annually thereafter. Class II and Class III do not routinely require an EKG, but it may be necessary in some cases. If an EKG is required, there will be an additional $40.00 charge. Please note, this is an administrative physical and is generally not covered by medical insurance. We are unable to bill your carrier for this service. You must pay in full prior to examination.