FAA Aviation Medical Examinations

Dr. Steinhauser will be returning to the work on April 6th with limited availability. Please check our online scheduling for his office hours and times. The Kent office has been CLOSED. ALL Offices will remain closed through March. The following AME's have been extremely helpful and will continue to be available as Dr. Steinhauser will have limited availability. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact; Dr. Anne Carrol 216.831.3494, Dr. Michael Stretanski 614.975.1003 or Dr. Todd Zeiger Todd.Zeiger@UHhospitals.org


Third Class Medical Certificate Holders: 

Due to the unprecedented demand for professional pilot first and second class medical and FAA ATC examinations the OhioAME is no longer performing third class medical renewals or initial third class medical certificates.  

If you currently hold a third class medical certificate please call Dr. Mike Stretanski, Senior AME at 614.975.1003. He can provide you with a third class renewal or BasicMed Exam.

Under no circumstances will I be performing a first or second class medical exam for a nonprofessional pilot unless you are a university student enrolled in an aviation program.



Important - if you are a staff member viewing this message, please advise your AME(s) of the information shown below.
Background: The COVID-19 public health emergency has driven extraordinary global efforts to develop an effective and safe vaccine. Some of the vaccines in clinical testing are using novel technology, such as mRNA. The vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech has been made available to the American public under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After careful review of available data regarding safety profiles, the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM) adopts the following policy as both safe and operationally responsive to this unique situation:
Holders of FAA-issued airman medical certificates or MEDICAL CLEARANCES may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine; however, a 48-hour no fly/no safety related duty interval must be observed after each dose.
AAM will monitor the patient response to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and may adjust this policy as necessary to ensure aviation safety. Additional vaccines will each be evaluated as EUAs are issued.

 Air Traffic Controllers FAA COVID 19 Position on FAA Medical Examinations 

We are currently working at capacity due to disruptions in exams as a result of Covid 19. We have no additional flexibility in scheduling exams beyond our on-line scheduling. The FAA has authorized any agency employees needing medical exams to seek out available AMEs within 100 miles of their duty station. If you can not find an on-line appointment please contact the Great Lakes Regional Flight Surgeons Office to find an alternate AME. This directive is attached below.

  ATC Exams Covid Directive

We are not currently accepting new HIMS cases. Senior AME Dr. Michael Stretanski (614.975.1003) is accepting HIMS cases and is performing aviation medical examinations at the office located at John Glenn International Airport in the LANE Aviation FBO Suite #227.

Three Office Locations:

OhioAME continues to be located on the field at the Lorain County Airport (KLPR), on the field at Ashland County airport (3G4), and in Stow one mile west of the Kent State University airport. 

Ashland County Airport (3G4), 700 Township Rd 1102, Ashland Ohio 44805

Lorain County Airport (KLPR) 44050 Russia Rd,. Elyria, Ohio 44035

Kent Office, 3435 Kent Rd., Stow. Ohio 44224


Why Ohio AME?

 Meet the Staff 

Ray Steinhauser MD

Ray Steinhauser MD

  • Full Time Senior AME
  • Provides first class medicals
  • Contracted with the FAA to perform ATC medical certification
  • CFI and aircraft owner
  • Former USAF Flight Surgeon
  • Personally performs all aspects of your exam including blood pressure, color vision screening, visual acuity, and audiometric testing when required 
  • Farnsworth Lantern testing and Dvorine Pseudoisochromatic Color Plate testing available on site, which are FAA color vision tests found in very few AME offices but provide the highest likelihood of success pilots that have difficulty with the standard Ishihara Plates most AMEs use for color vision screening
  • Member of the Civil Aviation Medical Association, AOPA, and previous contributor to the Journal of Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine

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Susan Steinhauser RN

Susan Steinhauser RN

  • Private Pilot
  • Aircraft Owner
  • Initial point of contact when scheduling your exam and deals only with pilot medical issues.
  • Familiar with FAA medical certification requirements
  • Evening and weekend appointments available
  • Online appointment scheduling
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