Dr. Vlahos retiring !!

murano

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For those of you in the Virginia/DC/Maryland area that use Dr Vlahos for your medical ... unfortunately he is retiring in January. :crying:

Anyone else in the area found another doc yet that uses similar practices and procedures (if you know what I mean)?
 

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You mean a doctor who really doesn't give you and exam...kind of just goes through the motions and wouldn't care one way or another if you were safe to fly, just as long as he gets his money? The typical FAA physical....seriously, these things are a joke.

I'm sure that you won't have trouble finding one...once OBAMAS socialized medicine is enacted, plenty of docs will be looking for an extra buck.
 

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If you want a straightforward physcial from a Dr. who follows the rules and IS a pilot advocate, try Anil Chopra, MD. He is used by a fair number of SWA pilots in BWI.

He is in Glen Burnie MD. The office is a bit of a dump, but the support staff is professional and supportive.

You can find his phone number and directions using Google and MapQuest.

If anyone has troubles finding the information I will post it when I return home.
 
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glasspilot1

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You mean a doctor who really doesn't give you and exam...kind of just goes through the motions and wouldn't care one way or another if you were safe to fly
Sounds like "cough and go" Cunnick. When I was at Comair in the '80's a lot of us used to go to him. His "office" was at Batavia airport east of CVG. I think he has passed away since then.
 

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Vlahos was a great guy.
Yeah he used to ask if you were a CA or FO and then check whichever hand you would use to program the box. If there were no calluses on your finger tips, you were good to go!
 

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There are many Delta guys still flying thanks to Dr. Swithin Chandler in SLC. His office is a who's who of guys that fly in from all over the world to get their "medical" from him.
 

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I hate to break it to you, but every and I mean EVERY civilian flight doc I've been to has been that way. The class I is a joke. My military flight surgeon's a LOT more rigorous.
 

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I hate to break it to you, but every and I mean EVERY civilian flight doc I've been to has been that way. The class I is a joke. My military flight surgeon's a LOT more rigorous.
Try a medical in Japan
 

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Any suggestions on alternatives in the Northern Virginia area now that Vlahos is retiring?
 

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This is sad news indeed- rats. I am seeing him next week and will wish him well... A-hunting we will go. How booked up is that BWI guy?
 

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I hate to break it to you, but every and I mean EVERY civilian flight doc I've been to has been that way. The class I is a joke. My military flight surgeon's a LOT more rigorous.
What kind of idiot advocates a more rigorous FAA Class I physical? Besides what you obviously fail to understand is that the FAA physical depends on the applicant’s honesty. Failure to state recent past medical history is grounds for revocation of all certificates. Only a fool would try to hide a medical condition, the result is that the FAA physicals do reveal problems if they exist. Therefore it is not necessary for a more rigorous on site exam as you seem to advocate. Such an exam as you suggest will only ground healthy pilots until they are able to prove otherwise, by spending $100K or so.

BTW: Don't think you'll be returning to airline work, do you?
 

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Try Dr. Nadler near EWR.

Also, if you do have a problem he is good at working with the FAA to get it resolved quickly.
 

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Sorry to see Doc Vlahos go. Hopefully he has a good replacement to recommend.
 
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