United States surgeon general says he assisted in medical emergency on Delt

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"On my @Delta flight to Jackson, Mississippi (by way of Atlanta), and they asked if there was a Doctor on board to help with a medical emergency- why yes- yes there was", Adams posted.

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

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

Adams, who has served as surgeon general since September of a year ago, is an anesthesiologist, according to his official biography.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

Adams tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he was "glad to be able to assist", and said the unidentified patient was doing well.

The spokesperson said that the passenger regained consciousness, but Adams recommended the individual still be taken to a hospital.

Jerome Adams waits to be sworn in as the 20th US surgeon general by Vice President Pence in Washington on September 5, 2017. As surgeon general, he oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals.

According to local news affiliate WAPT, Adams is heading to Mississippi to speak at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday, where he will address the Trump administration's policies dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis.

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