Scheduling FAA medical exams

Doctor Turnquist flying the A330

BasicMed is here. This ruling allows private pilots, in most flying environments, to have a physical once every 4 years from their primary care doctor, or our office. There are forms to be completed, by both the pilot and the doctor, and the exam almost mirrors the current FAA third class physical. If you have questions, please call our office for more information. This office is as committed as ever to assisting the pilot to maintain his/her health and medical certificate in this environment.

Isabella, my wife, has immigrated to the USA - Ausgezeichnet! She is helping us in the office and hopefully we can introduce her to you. Tammy, as always is the office manager and will help you schedule your physicals.

Happy New Year! First, Second, Third class, and Student Pilot License exams may be scheduled.

We continue as a partnership of Dr. Joseph Hagan, Dr. Thomas Gross, and myself, Dr. Paul Turnquist. Together we offer scheduling and flexibility that hopefully will meet your scheduling needs.

You may now schedule your physical at Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, Maine!

We have an office in Lincoln, Maine at Penobscot Valley Hospital. I work there full-time as an Emergency Physician, and have had many requests from the local pilots to perform physicals, so we will provide this service. To schedule an appointment(only for Penobscot Valley Hospital), please call Erica or Torrie at 207-794-7215, the main office phone number, or 207-794-7270, Central Scheduling. We have stopped physicals at Plum Island. Sorry, it was, and is, a most enjoyable place, but there are only so many hours in a week!

Tammy (at Dover 603 749 7979, fax 603 749 7920)can schedule your physical. When the office is not open, please leave a message on the phone and expect a call in a day. Alternatively, you may email your scheduling request to Please include your preferred email address and phone number. This sends your request Tammy, and you can expect her to respond within a day. (Note scheduler@tqflightmedicine is not yet a hyperlink! (new address as of Oct 13, 2009))

Scheduling calendar for February 2018
Scheduling calendar for January 2018
Scheduling calendar for December 2017

MedExpress is here! It replaces the FAA form you are used to filling out, and may be accessed via the internet at As of October 1, it must be used, there are no paper forms available. Please call us if you have any questions. If you make a mistake, we can correct this at your physical.

EKG's are performed by the doctors, during the exam, if one is needed. This provides a quality check for you. We are currently credit card enabled. However, please use checks or debit cards for payment if possible. If you have any questions, please call or email us.

If you have a special issuance, or are treated for hypertension, please check if you need paperwork from your treating physician prior to presenting for your physical. Most special issuances require a letter from your doctor on a yearly basis.

Driving directions to the Dover office

Address 1 Webb Place Suite 10, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

We are located on the western side of Dover, about a mile west of Wentworth-Douglas Hospital. The Spaulding Turnpike (Route 16) begins at I95 just south of Portsouth, NH. It courses north of Durham, and wraps south, then west, of Dover. The office is one block north-east of exit 9 on the Spaulding Turnpike (note: this is exit 9, not route 9, which is exit 8). At the first traffic light, turn right, travel one block, turn right again, and you will see a white two-story building on your right. Continue into the building's parking lot (on the front of the building), and we are located on the second floor on the left side of the building.

Driving directions to the Penobscot VAlley Hospital office

Address 7 Transalpine Road, Lincoln, Maine 044457

The office is in the professional arts building adjacent to the hospital. Come in the main door, take the first door to the left, and you are here! Driving directions - Interstate 95 Exit 227 (yes, forty miles north of Bangor!), head east 6 miles, through the highway 2 traffic light, continue straight up the hill till the road dead-ends at the hospital. A right turn, then immediate left, up the parking lot hill, and you will see the Professional Arts building on your right.

Thank you! Paul Turnquist, M.D., Joe Hagan,M.D., and Thomas Gross, M.D.