Dr. Teresa (Terry) Sommese is a board-certified specialist in Aerospace and Occupational Medicine, and an FAA Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). She served 21 years from 1982 to 2003 in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon and was an Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commander at Charleston Air Force Base. She retired in Washington, DC working as an associate professor at the Uniformed Services School of Medicine where she taught International Health. Dr. Sommese has over 2,000 hours of aeromedical flying experience in 40 different aircraft and is a licensed private pilot.  After her distinguished career in the Air Force, Dr. Sommese has worked as a Medical Director and clinician, most recently as an occupational health physician at Naval Health Clinic Charleston.   She is also a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Dr. Sommese received her MD degree from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and her MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency at the Brooks School of Aerospace Medicine.

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CLASS 1- $200

EKG- $50






CLASS 2- $140

CLASS 3- $120

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Exam consists of:

Medical History Review

Vital signs

Distant and near vision (bring glasses or contacts)

Urine check for sugar and protein

Focused physical exam


Summary of Medical Standards 

Please Call Dr. Sommese about any past or present medical conditions before filling out the Medxpress-any questions at all regarding your medical history should be discussed with Dr. Sommese before completing the Medxpress. 

$10 to $20 discount for cash payment/All credit cards taken



Tuesdays: 4:00 to 8:00 at Roper Clinic

  ATC exams only at Roper Clinic

Thursday: 4:00-8:00 at UBS location, Daniel Island

If Dr. Sommese is booked please contact her at 703 623 9696 or and she can add additional appointment times or possibly Monday or Wednesday at 4 pm. 


**Online scheduling is available at:


If the pilot needs to reach Dr. Sommese directly, 
call/text (703)-623-9696 or email her at

900 Island Park Drive Suite 105 Daniel Island, SC 29492  (UBS location)


          5070 International Blvd. Ste. 131 North Charleston, SC 29418  Roper location)


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