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Bruce B Chien MD



106 S Clow Int'l Parkway, Ste E

Bolingbrook, IL 60490

Difficult Aviation Medical

Certifications (normal ones, too!)

Google has added my phone to your search. PLEASE, each night i have about eight voicemails.  I cannot engage anyone new by voice at the current time.  It's ineffective.  Voice is reserved for the Airmen who have retained me. Voice for the first contact tends to have aimen talk AROUND their problem. Please use the send me a message page at this site.  

At 9:00 PM at night I am not going to call eight persons as yet unknown to me; I have to have a life and I had eight voicemails tonight.  Send a message please from "how to start", it's far more effective and has a tendancy to clarify the issue(s), and I do reply to every one. Just be careful that you spell your return email CORRECTLY.  

If your purpose to not sending an email, is to evade, just know the replies are in confidence.  

‚ÄčThis is the webpage of  Bruce Chien, Senior AME. I'm a full-time "complex case" AME and have been doing this since 1999, full time since 2010. I've had the honor of serving on AOPA's Board of Aviation Medical Advisors, and in so serving have become intimately familiar with the federal view of Aviation Medical Certification, as well as knowledgeable with our Federal Certification officers  in Oklahoma City. It's been an honor.

Please note that though I am currently near capacity,  I do have a few slots for new complex situations, as I have had some graduates!  And, I can nearly always accomodate the "well pilot" (no complexity).

If we have an established relationship, fear not. I cannot continue to try to help everyone at the door. I clearly have to evaluate the amount of FUTURE time that engagement in your situation will demand, and I clearly DO continue to take on new pilots. But to those I can't budget enough time, to those folks, I'll try to offer good general advice via email, but can do no more.  There will be some selection going on. I do, continue to accept some new cases!