Third Class medical certification, single episode of phlebitis that has been treated and resolved with no use of anticoagulants (blood thinners):
You should have a current status report from your treating doctor with you when you visit the aviation medical examiner for an FAA physical examination. Your AME may issue your medical if you are otherwise qualified.
A status report from the treating physician is still required; however, the AME may not issue the certificate in the office unless authorized by an FAA staff physician. Your AME should call the FAA Aerospace Medical Certification Division or the appropriate Regional Flight Surgeon to request an office issuance.
A more serious health threat, a DVT is a blood clot in a larger vein located deeper in the limb, usually the lower leg. Initial treatment almost always includes use of anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin). If prescribed warfarin, frequent blood tests are done to monitor the dosage and to assure adequate anticoagulation.
You need to be stable on medication and symptom free for at least two months before submitting any information to the FAA. If on warfarin, frequent monitoring of INR (International Normalized Ratio) will be needed as part of the required information for the FAA.
The AME may call the FAA to request authorization for an office issuance, so you will need the following:
The occurrence of pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lung, is a serious medical condition that, if treated early, usually results in a full recovery.
At the time of reporting, you will need to provide the following:
An FAA physician provides the initial certification decision and grants the Authorization in accordance with 14 CFR §67.401. The Authorization letter is accompanied by attachments that specify the information that your treating physician(s) must provide for the re-issuance determination. The Aviation Medical Examiner may re-issue an airman medical certificate under the provisions of an Authorization if the applicant provides the following:
The Examiner must defer to the AMCD or Region if:
Helps you find the contact information for submitting your medical records.
Updated April 2016