A Discussion with the Federal Air Surgeon & OSA



In today’s episode, we go over some of the newest information about a topic that hopefully won’t put you to sleep: obstructive sleep apnea.  And then we chat with Dr. Susan Northrup, the Federal Air Surgeon for the Federal Aviation Administration.


Kidney Stones, Bends in an Airplane, & Commercial Space Flight!



For this episode we cover the entire atmosphere, and then some! I go over kidney stones and what it means for flying and the FAA. And then we talk to commercial space flight specialist Dr. Michael Harrison about the next frontier and his research about an underappreciated danger in general aviation.


Ouch! The COVID Vaccine



On this episode, I talk about the fun of getting the COVID vaccine, we discuss needle phobia, and finally Dr. Emily Stratton takes us up high to review high altitude medical conditions and treatment.


The “In” Crowd: Flying with Diabetes and Insulin



After a long COVID induced hiatus, I bring you episode 4! This episode is all about diabetes. Dr. Clayton Cowl gives an overview of the condition. Then, Andrew Schmertz, CEO of Hopscotch Air, shares his adventures in being in the sky with insulin. 


Insider Tips for Your AME Exam and A Pilot with Prostate Cancer



In this episode, we will review some new updates from the FAA regarding diabetes and SFAR 118. We also go over the top 10 things you can do to make your next aviation medical exam a piece of cake. And finally, an American Airlines pilot shares his story about prostate cancer and returning to flying.


COVID, Hernia’s, and SSRI’s



Welcome to the first episode of the Mayo Clinic Clear Approach Podcast! In this episode, you can learn about our new podcast and your host. We will talk about hernias and why they matter to pilots. Of course, we will discuss some new developments about COVID-19. And finally, I’ll share a personal story about medical certification and SSRI’s.