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Aviation Medical Services

Those who work in aviation have a great responsibility to keep people safe while they fly -- but who’s looking out for them? Whether you’re a pilot, air traffic controller, or another type of aviation professional, you need to put your trust in a high-quality Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) who is truly focused on your individual health and wellbeing.

At Connected Health, we provide concierge aviation medical services that seek to provide you with the most comprehensive, individualized flight physicals and aeromedical consultations available. Where other AMEs are concerned with getting you in and out of their office as quickly as possible, the concierge providers at Connected Health are dedicated to making time for each individual patient, thoroughly answering any questions you have, and truly ensuring that you’re all set to fly.

Ready to break the mold and receive the personalized aviation medical services you deserve? Schedule your first consultation with the AMEs at Connected Health today!

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Top Quality Aviation Medical Care - Pittsburgh, PA

Custom Flight Physicals and Aeromedical Consultations

Traditionally, aeromedical care has been relegated to two bare-minimum scenarios: providing a physical so you’re cleared to fly, or telling you you’re unfit to fly. At Connected Health, we believe that aviation medical services can offer more.

Our highly qualified concierge AMEs aren’t just examiners. They’re advocates! We go above and beyond the typical physical, offering you one-on-one consultations and advice tailored to your needs as an individual. We’ll also have your back when it comes to communicating with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ensuring that all your documentation is in perfect order and taking the worry off your shoulders.

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CACI Conditions and Special Issuance Assistance for Pilots

Many pilots and air traffic controllers have chronic medical conditions that must be evaluated in order to assess fitness for flight. The good news is, the FAA developed the CACI (Conditions AME’s Can Issue medical certification program). CACI conditions are chronic medical conditions for which an AME can issue a medical certificate provided the applicant meets certain criteria outlined on CACI Worksheets that AME’s use as their reference guide. There are currently 19 CACI conditions for which there are worksheets recognized by the FAA:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • C-ITP ( Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia) 
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C – Chronic
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Migraine and Chronic Headache
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Renal Cancer
  • Retained Kidney Stone
  • Testicular Cancer

If the pilot applicant does not meet CACI criteria, the examination decision will be deferred to the Regional Air Surgeon for evaluation and final decision. Connected Health AME’s are here to help pilot applicants through every step of the deferral process including assistance with sub-specialty consultation, documentation collection and transmission to the FAA.

If a pilot applicant has been diagnosed with a disqualifying medical condition, our concierge AMEs are here to help you navigate the FAA Special Issuance process. At the discretion of the Federal Air Surgeon, a pilot applicant may be granted an Authorization for Special Issuance which affirms that there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate the pre-existing condition does not endanger flight or public safety. In order to conduct a Special Issuance inquiry, the FAA may require a special medical flight test, a practical test or additional medical consultation evaluation.

This can sometimes be time-consuming and is almost always a stressful event, but our Connected Health concierge AMEs are here to guide you through the process and will work toward a favorable outcome.

In addition to providing flight physicals and custom, one-on-one aeromedical consultations, the AMEs at Connected Health can also help in providing these Special Issuance certificates to pilots in need. Whether you need your initial issuance or you need recurring assistance and frequent health monitoring, our patient-focused concierge professionals have you covered.

Please complete your FAA Medical Application(opens in a new tab) to receive a confirmation number to bring with you to our office for your physical. For instructions on completing the application, please click here(opens in a new tab)

If you have more questions about special Issuance, or you’d like to speak to one of our representatives about being evaluated, don’t hesitate to reach out to Connected Health.

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Meet Your Aviation Medical Examiner

Christopher Conti, MD

Christopher Conti, MD

Emergency Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions 

Do I have to be a member to receive AME services from Connected Health?

Nope. All of our services are a la carte, so you can receive aeromedical care from us without being part of our larger concierge service.

How do I get started with Connected Health?

We make scheduling your first appointment as easy as possible. Just fill out the form on our website, and one of our team members will reach out to make sure you fully understand our program and all the benefits that you’ll receive from our services. 

More comfortable speaking on the phone? No problem! Give us a call at (724) 933-4300.