A Sick Passenger Needed A Doctor. So The US Surgeon General Volunteered

A Sick Passenger Needed A Doctor. So The US Surgeon General Volunteered

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

USA surgeon general Dr. Jerome Adams helped during a medical emergency on his Delta Air Lines flight, Wednesday, to Jackson, Mississippi.

Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States.

It wasn't clear what the emergency involved, but Adams said the patient is now doing well.

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The department of Health and Human services did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "Medical assistance was provided by the U.S. Surgeon General who worked with our flight crew to aid the customer".

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.

Dr. Adams will be at UMMC in Jackson Thursday to discuss the opioid epidemic and what steps the administration and federal government are taking to address it. Adams telephoned the passenger's spouse to explain the situation and helped escort the individual off the plane to medical personnel waiting at the gate. "Delta thanks the Surgeon General for volunteering his services in assisting this customer".

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant also offered up praise, tweeting, "Nice job, Dr. Adams!" on Wednesday.

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