If you’re applying to become a legal permanent resident of the United States or need to get a physical to keep your aviator status active, you may be interested in either the immigration medical exam or the aviation medical exam. These legally required exams are not intended to deny eligibility for legal status or rights in the United States, such as the ability to live here or to operate aircraft. Rather, these tests help ensure public health and safety. Dr. Calle is a USCIS- and FAA-certified Civil Surgeon and Senior Aviation Medical Examiner who is trained, licensed and experienced to administer immigration and aviation medical exams.
Both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) require prospective permanent legal residents applying for a green card to pass a health examination. The immigration medical exam tests for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and syphilis. Dr. Calle speaks Spanish if you prefer to receive it in a language other than English. You must bring form I-693 or Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, government-issued photo identification, vaccination or immunization record, medical insurance card and payment.
If you’re a pilot or air traffic controller, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires you to take an aviation medical exam. You must take one if you are an airline transport pilot, commercial pilot, private pilot, recreational pilot, flight instructor, flight engineer, flight navigator, student pilot or air traffic control tower operator. Weston Medical Clinic offers Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 exams, FAA Air Traffic Controller . The examination checks to see that you’re physically fit to safely operate an aircraft. Some conditions that exclude your eligibility include angina pectoris, bipolar disease, epilepsy, personality disorder, coronary heart disease, psychosis, substance abuse and transient loss of control of nervous system functions. Dr. Calle is one of approximately 6,000 Aviation Medical Examiners!