FAA Pilot and DOT Physicals

FAA Pilots Physicals services offered in Nowata and South Coffeyville, OK

If you require a Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 FAA Medical  David Caughell, MD, and the team can provide at our Nowata Office.  Go to the FAA's MedXpress site [ medxpress.faa.gov ], complete the application and then call us to make an appointment. 

We do DOT phlysicals at both offices,  Nowata and and South Coffevyille,  Both offices are located in North East Oklahoma in Nowata County.

  Call now to schedule  :

918-273-0140 Nowata

918-255-6000 South Coffeyville 

FAA Pilot and DOT Physicals Q&A

What are FAA pilot physicals?

FAA physicals are special physical examinations that meet the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration. Being a pilot can be demanding, and as aviation's governing body, the FAA put essential guidelines in place to protect your health and aviation safety.

What are the FAA physical guidelines?

To be a pilot, you must be in a healthy condition. While there is some flexibility, generally, you can expect to need:

  • 20/20 distant vision with or without correction
  • 20/40 or better near vision with or without correction
  • Ability to perceive enough color to perform necessary tasks safely
  • Strong hearing with no major impairments
  • A good resting heart rate and blood pressure
  • No severe mental health concerns
  • Healthy ears, nose, and throat

Certain conditions may inhibit your ability to pass the FAA physical guidelines, such as diabetes or coronary heart disease. However, don’t be discouraged, as the Green Country Medical: Nowata Family Medicine experts can provide exceptional treatments to help make you flight-ready.

What can I expect during an FAA pilot physical?

The experts generally start with a review of your medical history. They’ll go over your current medications and any allergies you may have.

The experts will measure your height and weight to make sure there is no excessive weight gain or loss, as that may indicate an underlying illness. From here, the team will perform various visual and sensory tests to ensure proper bodily function.

Common tests include visual acuity exams, reflex tests, and skin assessments. Physicals require contact between you and your provider as they will need to check your lymph nodes. They will also use a stethoscope to detect potential heart rhythm abnormalities.

How long do FAA physicals take?

The average physical takes 15 to 30 minutes to assess your body from head to toe. The team must be thorough to avoid any potential signs of illness. Moreover, the FAA trusts that your provider examines your body thoroughly to sign official documentation. 

To schedule your physical, call the Nowata  office today .

DOT physicals and medical card is similar to FAA but has different standards.   These are typically required for CDL and other over the road comercial activities.  Check with your employer or licensing agency to determine if you need a DOT medical card.