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Fly Boy
02-04-2010, 09:25 AM
Dr. Zirpolo is retiring. I'm looking for a good airline pilot oriented AME in or around the San DIego area. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


rickair7777
02-04-2010, 10:30 AM
Yeah, that's a bummer. I've heard of a guy up in North County.

gmoney
06-19-2010, 04:23 PM
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TonyWilliams
06-19-2010, 08:27 PM
I've been going all the way to SBA, only because I used to work up there, and didn't want to take my chances with a new guy.

mmaviator
06-19-2010, 08:32 PM
El Cajon
Ginkel, L.F. (619) 440-6717…$65 Class 1,2,3 EKG $65 Mon; Tue; and Thur. only. ?

I went to this guy and he is a ex-navy guy. the only thing he does that is weird is the hearing test and a very different eye exam including the normal exams.

rickair7777
06-20-2010, 08:29 AM
El Cajon
Ginkel, L.F. (619) 440-6717…$65 Class 1,2,3 EKG $65 Mon; Tue; and Thur. only. ?

I went to this guy and he is a ex-navy guy. the only thing he does that is weird is the hearing test and a very different eye exam including the normal exams.

What does he do that's weird? How old is he?

There's also Dr. Esteb in Lakeside....nice guy but almost as old as Z, not sure how much longer he'll be around.

gmoney
06-20-2010, 11:08 AM
I've been going all the way to SBA, only because I used to work up there, and didn't want to take my chances with a new guy.
Who are you using up in SBA??
I live up that way and am looking for a new AME.....if you don't want to put the name here, could you please pm me with the details?

Thanks!

mmaviator
06-20-2010, 02:01 PM
What does he do that's weird? How old is he?

There's also Dr. Esteb in Lakeside....nice guy but almost as old as Z, not sure how much longer he'll be around.

He is probably in his mid 60's. He has different ways of doing tests, a more practical version. I should of said 'different' not 'weird'.

11Fan
07-06-2010, 10:21 AM
He has different ways of doing tests, a more practical version.

He says "Pull my finger."

Then he asks "did you hear that?"

TonyWilliams
07-06-2010, 09:04 PM
Who are you using up in SBA??
I live up that way and am looking for a new AME.....if you don't want to put the name here, could you please pm me with the details?

Thanks!

Stephan Charles Lenchner, MD


334 S Patterson Ave, Ste 201
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

(805) 681-7373

Tuck
07-16-2010, 12:37 PM
Dr rousseau
Ex navy vr doc
Great guy
RB
(619) 980-4776

pocho
08-19-2010, 08:32 PM
If anyone's still looking for an AME in the San Diego area, there is Dr. Camarata in Chula Vista.

Only $50 (cash/check only) for Class 1, 2, 3. No EKG. He only does them Tue and Thur mornings at 0830. (619) 691-1399.

Good experience overall, only took about 15-20 minutes.

Keith Stone
08-22-2010, 06:47 PM
i used larry marshall in lakeside after i couldn't get on with Z before he retired.

EKG took a while as they still use an old-school modem to send the results to OKC

office girls are friendly and he's an active pilot, so we talked shop after i got done singing Moon River.

can't remember the price as the company picks up the tab, but i had no issues with him.

relatively young, so it seems he'll be around for a while

TonyWilliams
12-27-2010, 08:50 AM
Find an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) (http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/)

03636 JOSEPH ALLEN MD SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92110

09987 CHARLES A CAMARATA MD CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA 91910-0000

03589 TIMOTHY J COEN MD FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA 92028-

18696 JEFFREY H DYSART MD SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92111-

08309 EDWARD L. ESTEB MD LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA 92040-3103

13595 LUDWIG F GINKEL MD EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA 92020-4518

Tue / Thur only, 9:30am -4pm
Appts on Cell phone: 619-871-2352
Office phone: (619) 440-6717
Mailing Address: 235 E LEXINGTON AVE
City Name: EL CAJON
State Name: CALIFORNIA
Zip Code: 92020-4518

10183 DAVID C GREB MD VALLEY CENTER, CALIFORNIA 92082-0000

10183 DAVID C GREB MD ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA 92025-

20547 LARRY J. MARSHALL MD LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA 92040-3103

19521 GREGORY C MATTSON MD LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA 92037-

08399 GEORGE W MERKLE MD CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA 92008-1614

13751 SEYMOUR MYERS MD SOLANA BEACH, CALIFORNIA 92075-

08502 GERALD R PAUL MD SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92110-0000

03631 NARESH RAO DO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92106-

19559 DAVID V ROUSSEAU MD SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92150-

03569 GREGORY D. SMITH MD VISTA, CALIFORNIA 92083-

13547 DONALD A VANCE MD BONITA, CALIFORNIA 91902-1415

FLowpayFO
01-02-2011, 01:45 AM
Dr. Merkle is an awesome guy..haha. He has some good stories..

TonyWilliams
01-02-2011, 09:08 AM
I used: DAVID V ROUSSEAU MD SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92150-

He works out of his home, ex-Marine / Navy, retired.