The doctor is in
When you visit the doctor’s office, the usual experience consists of waiting for an appointment, waiting for the doctor surrounded by strangers and old magazines and then being granted a few hurried minutes to discuss your health issues. No chance to relax, nothing to laugh about and certainly no one will offer you a glass of wine.
Well, if you can make it to the Fly Well Dine Around on Friday, September 23rd in Hartford, CT during the upcoming AOPA Summit, there will be no waiting, the company will be delightful and you will most definitely be offered a glass of wine. Please consider joining AOPA’s Director of Medical Certification, Gary Crump, expert on sleep issues, Duke Naipohn, Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton and myself for a fun and interesting evening.
We will all certainly be at your disposal to discuss any health issue or concern that troubles you and in addition will have an entertaining quiz on food and diet and recount some fascinating medical stories including a run – through (please forgive the pun) on results of the Traveler’s Diarrhea epiphet challenge.
I know that by the time you receive this there will be but a short interval before Summit, but if there is any chance you can make it, come to the various Fly Well panels. On Thursday, September 22 at 10am we kick off with “Ten stupid things pilots do to sabotage their medical,” the following day at 3.30pm we have “Me doctor, you pilot; You pilot, me doctor” which will address hypoxia with world-renowned physician, Dr. Paul Buza. You will have time for a couple of other activities before heading off to the Fly Well dinner. On the final day of Summit we have organized “I’m just a doctor Jim” where a super panel will discuss a whole range of medical issues germane to aviators. There is also a wealth of other aviation education and interaction to be experienced so please consider joining me in Hartford. To register for Summit, visit www.aopa.org/summit.
September 13, 2011