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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 50 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 15 years and has been awarded the Senior Airman Medical Examiner Status. 

He is also the Medical Director of Advanced Urgent Care Facilities : in Braselton, Cumming and Duluth - so if you or your family need care -you can call us and we can assist you get the best care.

  Dr. Harkrider is assisted by a registered nurse, Debra, a critical care practitioner for over 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



  We are able to do in house EKG , Lab Work, Drug Screens, Vision,  color vision 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 on the field of KGVL near approach end runway 23 in the Shell Aviation building/ fuel farm 


1115 Aviation Way 

Gainesville, GA 30501

678-828-8094 or  678-943-2941     TEXT : 678-776-1346     Fax : 678-267-2969



Mon - Sunday 10am  - 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 !!

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