ExamineAir, LLC was founded in 2016 by Mitchell A. Luchansky, M.D. Initially begun by providing First, Second and Third Class FAA physical examinations, it has evolved into providing predominantly HIMS services. The HIMS program involves assessing, monitoring and facilitating commercial airline, commercial and private pilots with substance abuse and mental health issues to maintain or regain their medical certification.
Mitchell A. Luchansky, M.D. is the only physician in the country who is certified as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, HIMS Aviation Medical Examiner and HIMS Psychiatrist. Due to his unique skills and background, he has in short order gained the respect of both individual pilots, other HIMS providers and the Federal Aviation Administration medical staff.
While also providing aviation medical examiner physical examinations and HIMS Aviation Medical Examiner services, ExamineAir, LLC specializes in providing top notch HIMS Psychiatric evaluations. HIMS Psychiatric evaluations include both substance abuse and mental health (including SSRI antidepressant) assessments. Depending upon the preference of the individual pilot or referring HIMS Aviation Medical Examiner, a consultative HIMS Psychiatric evaluation can be obtained without reporting the findings to the FAA in order to assess the pilot’s situation in regards to FAA medical certification regulations. This can be helpful for planning purposes in guiding the pilot regarding obtaining information and treatment planning in preparation for official reporting to the FAA. Additionally, an official HIMS Psychiatric evaluation can be obtained with the required HIMS Psychiatric report sent directly to the FAA to meet those requirements. Further, what begins as a consultative HIMS Psychiatric evaluation can easily be converted to an official FAA HIMS Psychiatric evaluation with minimal time and cost.
The HIMS process can be confusing, time consuming and costly. There is nothing quite as frightening to a pilot as opening a letter sent by the FAA questioning whether the pilot meets medical criteria for medical certification and requiring a HIMS Psychiatric or HIMS AME evaluation (or both!). This oftentimes leads to a bewildering, frustrating process with numerous phone calls and searching the Web on how to get this requirement met. Don’t let this happen to you. As a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, HIMS Aviation Medical Examiner and HIMS Psychiatrist, an initial call to Dr. Luchansky will guide you to the most efficient path to meet FAA requirements, saving you time, money and needless confusion and frustration.