About Us

Dr. Franklin Douglas Harkrider, MD, FACEP, Senior AME

A board certified emergency medicine physician and clinical emergency medical professor for Emory, Mercer, UNCG and PCOM. He has also been an instrument rated private pilot for over 40 years currently flying a Mooney M20. So he understands all aspects of obtaining your medical to fly. He recently retired as the CEO and head of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Emergency Department after 41 years in practice. He has been a been an AME for 14 years and has been awarded :Senior Airman Medical Examiner Status.

  Dr. Harkrider is assisted by a registered nurse, Debra, a critical care practitioner for 40 yrs and is trained in FAA physical exams and special issuance work. So please call us anytime with any questions and concerns on obtaining your medical. We are here to assist you in anyway. You can also email us at [email protected]

  We are able to do in house EKG , Lab Work, Drug Screens, Vision, Farnsworth Lantern for color blindness and Audiometer testing.

We attend FAA / AME continuing medical courses - so we can bring you best flight physicals.

So fly or drive to our office on GVL's field, located at the Lanier Flight Center. Our office is located in the hangars located at the end of runway # 5

Location: Inside Lanier Flight Center/Cessna Hangar

1660 Palmour Drive AA - 4

Gainesville, GA 30501


Mon - Sunday 9 am - 10 pm *, but we are only in the office when we have patient appointments. We have answering service 24/7 everyday by a FAA REGISTERED NURSE . * If needed - we can see airman later that normal hours, weekends and holidays !!