Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s family medicine physician Gary Swartzentruber, M.D., was recently certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).
Aviation Medical Examiners perform medical examinations for individuals applying for or maintaining a pilot’s license. Each pilot is required to meet specific medical standards depending on the class of medical certificate for which the pilot applies.
To earn an AME certification, a physician must undergo rigorous courses and training through the FAA and pass an intensive, comprehensive exam.
Swartzentruber has been a family medicine physician in Moultrie for over 10 years and provides patient care at The Kirk Clinic. He has a life-long interest in aviation and is currently training to be a pilot. He is one of 77 physicians in the state of Georgia who hold this certification and is able to perform FAA class II and III medical exams at this time.
For more information or to make an appointment with Swartzentruber for a flight examination, please call 229-891-9016 or visit The Kirk Clinic website atwww.thekirkclinic.com.
Caption: Gary Swatrzentruber, M.D., was recently certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Aviation Medical Examiner. Pictured is Swartzentruber, right, performing a medical examination for pilot Timmy Hunter.