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Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane

When the call went out for a doctor on board, the U.S. Surgeon General says he gladly stepped in to help with a medical emergency on a commercial flight.

Dr. Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist, said he assisted someone on a Delta Air Lines jet as he prepared to fly Wednesday to Jackson, Mississippi.

Adams tweeted that a call went out requesting a doctor.

A person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Adams tweeted that the patient was doing well and, like a good public health service doctor, he was happy to assist

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams attends show for Red Dress 2018 Collection Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom. The surgeon general  gladly stepped in to help with a medical emergency on a commercial flight Wednesday

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams attends show for Red Dress 2018 Collection Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom. The surgeon general  gladly stepped in to help with a medical emergency on a commercial flight Wednesday

Adams gestures while speaking at an event with U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during a National African American History Month reception in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Adams gestures while speaking at an event with U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during a National African American History Month reception in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Adams and two nurses responded, said Kate Migliaccio-Grabill, a Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman.

The patient woke up, and Adams determined it was best for the plane to return to the gate and for the patient to go to a hospital for further evaluation. 

Adams also called the patient’s spouse to explain what happened, the spokeswoman said.

A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on July 14, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on July 14, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Adams tweeted that the patient was doing well and, like a good public health service doctor, he was happy to assist.

Adams was on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta to catch a connecting flight to Mississippi’s capital city.

He has public events there Thursday, including a panel discussion on opioid abuse.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant tweeted back at the surgeon general: “Nice job, Dr. Adams!”



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