Go Flight Medicine (GFM) was originally created as an informational blog about aviation medicine in 2013 by
Dr Rocky Jedick while serving as a USAF flight surgeon in Italy.
In 2016, Dr Jedick became an FAA designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) and Go Flight Medicine transformed into a new flight medicine clinic located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Since Day 1, we have aimed to bring civilian pilots the same level of personalized medical care that military fighter pilots enjoy. The website continues as a blog, but has also expanded to become much more.
Dr Jedick is currently a HIMS Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) and Flight Surgeon in the Colorado ANG.
He is also an Emergency Medicine physician and a clinical faculty member at the University of Utah.
Dr Jedick served as a flight surgeon with fighter squadrons flying the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II in the Republic of Korea and then the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aka Viper at Aviano AB, Italy where he racked up almost 150 hours in the Viper. He also had exposure to high-altitude and space medicine, caring for pilots flying the Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady. During his active duty career, Dr Jedick practiced medicine in South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Alaska, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Estonia, and Sweden.
Following active duty service, Dr Jedick served in the UT ANG preparing for disaster response with the CERFP team. He has cared for RPA pilots as a reservist flight surgeon in NV as well as fighter pilots flying the USAF premier stealth fighter, the F-35 Lightning at Hill AFB.
He now practices as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) doc for the CO ANG, works in emergency rooms as a board certified ER doc and as Senior HIMS AME for the FAA.
Zach is a Department of Transporation (DOT) Certified Medical Examiner and ER provider at the University of Utah. He joined the Go Flight Medicine team in summer 2023 and is excited about his new role in Occupational Medicine. In addition to practicing in a variety of civilian medical settings, he has also previously served as a US Army combat/flight medic with deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.