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PHD. MBA. MHS. Type rated on A350, A330, B777, B747-400, B747-200, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, writing, and inspiration. Fighting for Aviation Safety and Airline Employee Advocacy. Safety Culture and SMS change agent.

Dr. Larry

"Off the Record Q & A with a Local A.M.E."
DR. Larry 

One of the most challenging aspects of a pilot's life is to not only maintain optimal health, but to pass that all dreaded FAA physical. For airline pilots, your career depends upon it. For general aviation, imagine being told you're grounded.

Dr. Larry's passion for helping pilots maintain optimal health "before" something happens is evident. How many pilots do you know that have "two" doctors because they fear that their AME will pull their medical certificate? What about the other end of the spectrum when your AME collects your check and does minimal? Dr. Larry and I had quite the talk and is honesty, integrity and experience spoke volumes.

He's offered too make himself available to us with a Q. & A. session. Every Wednesday we'll be asking Dr. Larry questions concerning anything you might want to know concerning your health or about your medical certificate.
Please email me questions and concerns at and we'll get them answered.


Every situation and person is different, and this blog is NOT to be used to replace your own health professionals, and or their advice. Dr. Larry is not answering questions on behalf of the F.A.A., but with the experience as an AME. His opinion cannot be used to challenge an F.A.A. decision, as we know... the government sometimes has a mind of its own. But, he can help eliminate some fears, concerns, and help point you in the right direction. His goal is to keep you healthy.

Please meet Dr. Larry Greenblatt:

Lawrence J. Greenblatt, D.O.

As one of the busiest AME’s in the Northwest, Dr. Larry Greenblatt has performed pilot medical exams for over 30 years. He’s seen most health problems confronting pilots and he’s developed a loyal following of aviators who trust his judgment and his desire to keep them flying.

Dr. Greenblatt grew up in small aircraft and he was married to a flight attendant for almost 20 years. He understands the industry and appreciates pilot’s concerns. He also knows how to move the process along through the system.
Dr Greenblatt was certified by the FAA in 2011 as an Advanced Airman Medical Examiner, a distinction only a few AME’s attain. Dr. Greenblatt’s training enables him to understand the requirements necessary for certifying the most challenging medical cases, and assisting pilots through the certification process.
Trained in Family and Sports Medicine, Dr Greenblatt passionately advocates for cardiovascular and stroke prevention education for both the general and commercial aviation communities. He enjoys working with aviators to keep them on the job. 
“Much like the planes we fly, it’s much easier to keep our bodies from breaking than fixing what’s broken. The industry is stressful enough. There is no need to add to that stress by ignoring one’s wellness.”
In addition to his AME skills, in 2003 Dr. Greenblatt was asked to create an innovative, “retainer fee” medical practice, called Care Medical Associates, PLLC. This affordable yet premium primary care practice caters to a person’s time schedule and desire for first-class service in a relaxing environment. His practice offers the discerning person easy access, 24/7 from anywhere, with prompt communication via email, phone or in-office consultations. The interactions are unlimited and a personal relationship, the way it used to be, is guaranteed.
Click HERE to visit Dr. Larry's practice.