As Veterans Day approaches, The DO is recognizing osteopathic physicians who have served the country by sharing some of our most memorable stories about DO veterans and military physicians. See below:
NASA’s top doc: DO oversees the health of astronauts, preps for Mars mission— J.D. Polk, DO, who was previously in the Air Force Reserve, went on to become NASA’s chief health and medical officer.
Hero Next Door: How a NASA flight surgeon takes care of astronauts— A former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, Richard A. Scheuring, DO, spoke to The DO in 2014 about his flight surgeon position with NASA.
In Memoriam: Edward M. Feldman, DO, trailblazing military physician— Edward M. Feldman, DO, was one of the first DOs to serve in the U.S. Navy as a physician and was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam in 1968.
Caring for veterans: 3 DOs who’ve served share expertise— Whole-person care is essential to meeting this population’s unique health needs, osteopathic physicians say.
Hero Next Door: Veteran shares her story of PTSD and recovery— In 2013, The DO talked with a former Navy flight surgeon seeking to help others by speaking about her PTSD and her healing process.
Military medicine: Keeping pilots in flying form— Col. Brandon Isaacs, DO, who serves with the Idaho Air National Guard, writes about how osteopathic manipulative treatment helps pilots.
Bullets fly and your neighbor gets caught in the crossfire. What would you do? Tim Bryan, DO, a U.S. special operations forces veteran, drew upon his military experience as a combat medic to create a training program to teach Philadelphia residents how to provide aid to shooting victims.
The Navy paid for this doctor’s medical education. Here’s how he fared. Jesse Shaw, DO, explains the ins and outs of completing a military commitment after med school, and how he navigated residency placement.