FMH Occupational Health Adds New Service for Pilots

February 25, 2019

Dr. Thomas Pulling is one of just 9 aviation examiners in Maine

Farmington, Maine-


Thomas Pulling, MD, a member of the Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) medical staff, has successfully completed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Medical Examiners Course to be an authorized Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) for second class and third class exams.


Dr. Pulling will be providing FAA pilot medical exams one day per month in the FMH Occupational Health department located on the second floor of the Mt. Blue Health Center on the hospital campus. This is a new service provided by the Occupational Health department.


The goal of the aviation AME certification program is to protect pilots, air travelers, and the general public. Aviation medical examiners are trained in evaluating airmen for physical and mental conditions, as well as screening for substance- or alcohol-related conditions.


For information or to schedule an exam call 779-2367.