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FAA HIMS Psychiatric Evaluations

Dr. Bascom K. Bradshaw is a Gulf Coast based aerospace medicine specialist and board certified psychiatrist located in Pensacola, Florida performing FAA HIMS psychiatric evaluations for pilots seeking initial or recertification of FAA Special Issuance.


I am a board-certified psychiatrist and aerospace medicine specialist.  I continue to be active in aerospace psychiatry and served as a psychiatry consultant in the selection of the NASA astronaut class of 2017.

Before starting private practice, I served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic and physician with 25 years of military experience and deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, where I served as theater consultant for U.S. Army combat & operational stress control. As a senior flight surgeon, I was recognized as U.S. Army Aerospace Medicine Specialist of the Year in 2007.

In addition to my work as a FAA HIMS psychiatrist, I serve as Medical Director for an inpatient psychiatry unit. I also currently serve as Associate Professor and Chair of Behavioral Medicine for the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, Alabama.

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