N. G. TRACHTMAN, M.D. • Senior Aviation Medical Examiner

N.G. Trachtman MD.

Senior Aviation Medical Examiner in Upstate New York.

61 Rowland Street Suite 217 Ballston Spa, NY 12020 • (518) 288-3240 •



Dr. Trachtman has been in general medical practice since 1974.

He has practiced in upstate NY since 1980.  He has performed FAA medical exams since 1978 and became a Senior AME in 1983, and recently earned his HIMS AME/independent medical sponsor certificate. He has also been selected for designation as an Employee Examiner (EE) for the FAA. He performs over 300 FAA medical exams annually. As of mid April 2019, with retirement from general medical practice, this will become a “pilot-only” practice. Dr. T. is also preparing to get trained, tested and certified as a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act Medical Examiner.


N.G. Trachtman MD

(518) 288-3240


61 Rowland Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020, suite 217

Tuesdays: 12-3pm

Thursdays: 12-3pm

(closed last Thursday of month)

Schedule your Aviation Medical Exam online by clicking the link below:


What We Provide

  • FAA medical certification exams 1st, 2nd, 3rd classes.

  • Federal Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) & FAA Agency pilot examinations (must bring a signed FAA form 3930-4, FAA form 3900-7 and MedXpress confirmation number)

  • Assistance with SI certification and medical certification problems.

  • Provide assistance to pilot’s personal physicians as to FAA acceptable treatments.

  • Direct online scheduling with email confirmation.

  • We do not perform DOT exams (yet).

  • We do not participate in BasicMed.

For more detailed information on appointment types, required forms and scheduling, please visit our Appointments page.


Every Pilot is a Unique Individual

…requiring personal attention for successful completion of their required FAA medical examination. We insure that every pilot, from the 3rd class medical candidate presenting for their first medical exam to the more ‘complex’ professional pilot requiring additional assistance in completed their first class medical Special Issuance, is handled with professionalism and true respect as to the significance of the Medical Certificate.

As a Senior AME with over 40 years experience in aviation medicine and a newly minted HIMS AME, Dr. Trachtman has a wealth of knowledge in the many facets  required in obtaining a pilot’s medical certificate.  Dr. Trachtman is honored to be the pilot’s advocate to the FAA.  As a single engine pilot, instrument and floatplane rated, he understands his mission is to provide the highest quality flight physical for his patients and fellow aviators in a professional and caring environment.

For more information and links to frequently used FAA required forms please refer to our Resources page.