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Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Surgery
San Antonio, Texas
Hi, I'm a military Pediatric Surgeon in San Antonio.
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(picture from NYT) ... by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc (picture from NYT) I graduated Brown class of '90, so this year I've been 20 years out of college. I recently found out that a fellow class of 1990 alumnus is ... Read on »
Please read this Washington Ti ... by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Please read this Washington Times . com article by Colleen Getz. She describes the scene at an airport gate when the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan needed help fr ... Read on »
#15 Valour-IT Hi Tech for injured troops by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc (graphic from www.coxandforkum.com / soldiers' angels ) Now I've already mentioned Soldiers' Angels in #1, but get on over there to check out their program: VALOUR-IT ... Read on »
(10/365) Help reservists by donating leave and sick days by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Hi, Just a quick note today on this: It is an incredible strain on reservists and guard troops when they have to pull up roots, disrupt family and work, and serve th ... Read on »
(Funny enough to Reprise) Deployment Prep by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Thanks, Clark, for sending this. I laughed when I read it the first time, and I laughed this time too. I think I might have even blogged it before, but it is worth rep ... Read on »
11 NOV Veterans eat free at Applebees by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This is advertising I'm happy to pass along: Applebees restaurants will serve Active Duty Military and Veterans Free from a selected menu on Veteran's Day, 11 NOV 2009. ... Read on »
11/365 Donate a cell phone for the troops by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Both times I deployed, I took my satellite phone. It was a big fat brick of a phone, it looked a little like the old briefcase phones, like the drug dealers were using in the ... Read on »
12/365 Give a soldier a vacation! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I've come across several organizations that offer free vacations to troops returning home from deployment. Each of these organizations is usually the effort of a small number ... Read on »
14/365 Give a gift membership to the American Legion by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The American Legion is a great organization for veterans. The provide community service, help with local and youth programs, and offer a friendly relaxed place for veterans to ... Read on »
16/365 Save a veteran's life by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Veteran deaths due to suicide have surpassed combat deaths in OIF. An estimated 18 of the 25 million US veterans commits suicide every day. http://www.cbsnews.com/sto ... Read on »
19/ 365 Holiday Mail for Heroes from the Red Cross by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Time Sensitive!! You have to send in your holiday greetings to the troops by 7 DEC!!! Once again, the Red Cross is mobilizing to send cards to the troops. Here is th ... Read on »
19/365 Bring a troop home for Thanksgiving: your home by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc When Meredith and I were in San Antonio, we knew we were living a few miles from the site where all the new Airmen were going through basic training. For those who did the 8 ... Read on »
24/365 (Reload) Warrior Vacations . org by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Helping the troops #24 A while ago, I posted about a midwest family helping give troops a well needed vacation. I just got a message from Robert telling me about http: ... Read on »
31 MAR signing at RJ Julia in Madison, CT by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I was very excited to learn that my book was on display at RJ Julia Book Sellers in Madison Connecticut! My parents snapped this picture on their iPhone and sent it to me ... Read on »
A child's life improved by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I wanted to send good news about the child of a dear friend. M. is 7 year-old-girl, and she has suffered the effects of sickle cell disease for her entire life. Six weeks ... Read on »
A Christmas Classic and a Classic American by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Last night, Meredith and I watched “It’s a Wonderful Life”, like so many families do every Christmas. As usual I was blown away by the kiss between Jimmy Stewart and Donna R ... Read on »
A colleague with a passion for helping Haiti by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Here is a great article about my colleague, Dr. Sidney Coupet. I accompanied him on a trip to operate in Haiti last month. The article details his dedicated efforts to imp ... Read on »
A coupon for my new book: "Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq" by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Hi, My main blog site is   http://www.coppolathebook.blogspot.com   My new book, "Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq" is coming out 1 NOV. I wanted to share a dis ... Read on »
A friend sent this to me. It was ... by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A friend sent this to me. It was some help to learn more about Phillip Myers as a man and I wanted to share it with you all. I wish peace and comfort for his family. (b ... Read on »
A great American by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc In sharing these thoughts, Dena Yllescas is showing great bravery. I pass on her very moving words. (quote) CPT Rob Yllescas Back in Nebraska Posted: 13 Dec 2008 ... Read on »