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Aviation Medicine

Welcome to the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center’s (AOC) Aviation Medicine Clinic. The clinic is staffed with Advanced Practice Providers assigned as Flight Surgeons (FS) who are specialists in aerospace medicine. They diagnose, prevent, and manage the various stresses and problems resulting from the extreme conditions under which pilots and crewmembers work while performing duties in flight. AOC FS also perform required physicals for aviation candidates, periodic health assessments, and referrals for speciality care. FS advise the chain of command on issues regarding the ability of flight personnel to perform their duties as affected by injuries or illnesses.

For more information about Aviation Medicine, please check out our frequently asked questions or contact CDR Joseph R. Newcomb, U.S. Public Health Service, MSPA, PA-C


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