I have some minor medical problems and would like to find out whether or not they will create difficulties when I go to get my medical certificate. Who could I contact in order to get further information about my situation?
There are several sources for information regarding the various medical conditions that might afflict applicants for medical certification. Review the 7000 up-to-date pages of FlightPhysical.com to start learning as much as you can. You should start with the general history and medical history form you will be required to complete at your next Aviation Medical Exam (Flight Physical). Your next consultant may be your local AME. This physician may be willing to discuss your medical problems and the impact they are likely to have on certification, but it is generally "poor form" to discuss problems "off the record." Your statements will be binding and you should be honest. Frequently, AMEs will do basic consultation over the phone without charge.