Under Pressure: Glaucoma

Yes, I am alive! Welcome to the reboot of the podcast.  I have been completely crushed with patient care and post COVID work, and I haven’t had much time to sleep let alone record another episode.

But alas, thanks to labor laws, I have some more time now, and we are back! In today’s episode, I go over glaucoma. And I share a little fun I have been having with Cirrus at Great Planes Aviation.

Also, if you haven’t heard,  I was a guest on the Aviation News Talk podcast a few weeks ago with Max Trescott. This is a great podcast and 1/1 aerospace doctors recommend it.  You can catch my episode, where I talk about noise induced hearing loss right here.

Achoo! Allergy Season Tips for Pilots and a Brief Introduction to HIMS

In this episode I go over what pilots need to know about treating allergies safely.  Also, I do a brief overview of my new job in the Human Intervention Motivation Study with the FAA. To help, here are some key links to support your learning:

Allergy Medicine Guidelines by the FAA

The HIMS Program


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.