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flight surgeon

A physician trained in aviation medicine and employed to examine and care for aircrew. Invariably, this person is a physician and not a surgeon as the name implies.
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(6) For pain that does not require a waiver, the Waiver Guide recommends mobilization exercises, physical therapy, manipulation, and occasional use of flight surgeon prescribed NSAIDs for a short-term course of care to manage back or neck pain.
Helping ensure the health and well-being of each astronaut are Air Force flight surgeons, with their varied medical expertise.
He was the only flight surgeon in 10 years picked for pilot training and was chosen by NASA to become an astronaut in 1996.
Rudge, "Operational Considerations," USAF Flight Surgeon's Guide, chap.
Bank, a former Navy flight surgeon, declined to comment on the case, saying he did not know what was involved in the Walter Reed procedure.
The flight surgeon on board talked the pilot into trying to land anyway instead of ditching the crippled copter in the harbor.
Clay, a doctor, pilot, flight surgeon, and 26-year veteran of the Canadian Forces, was promoted to major-general and surgeon-general.
The cover of this extraordinary volume reveals that one of the authors 'spent three years as the Flight Surgeon for America's top-secret counter-terrorist unit, the Delta Force, where he participated in a number of classified missions'.
For example, a family physician who is also a flight surgeon in the Navy may get flight hours hurtling off the end of an aircraft carrier in the middle of the night; or in special operations, the family practice may be a ranger group and a house call may require parachuting out of a perfectly good airplane.
'The flight surgeon did not find any sign of users of these illegal and prohibited drugs [in this batch of],' Sydiongco said.
He also served the United States in the military as a flight surgeon in both the Marine Corps and the Navy.

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