BasicMed has allowed thousands of pilots to skip seeing an aviation medical examiner (AME) and instead visit their personal physician for a checkup every four years. Plus take a free online aeromedical factors course every two years. If you’re over 40, this doubles the time interval between seeing an AME physician every two years. It should be less costly because personal medical insurance generally covers physicals but not necessarily third-class FAA exams.
BasicMed Renewal Requirements