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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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Burn Pits and Electrocution by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc One of the most common Iraq questions I receive is "What was the burn pit like?" Well, quite simply, it stank! The burn pit is a facility for open pit burning o ... Read on »
Check the can! (See, I'm not the only one) by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc As see the parade of cars flowing in and out of Wal*Mart, I sometimes feel like I'm the only one who makes a stink about buying American. So when I received this (Thanks, ... Read on »
Civilian injuries rise in Afghanistan by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I was recently referred to this AP article, which I read on Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/10/afghanistan-civilian-casu_n_676596.html The arti ... Read on »
Civilization by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I believe that something I can make for myself just tastes sweeter. At least I hope the batch of beer that we brewed up today tastes sweet a month from now when it is read ... Read on »
Come Back Home by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I want to share with you a very stirring song that was sent to me recently. It is "Come Back Home" by Pat McGee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ANfzrKmQYY Pat Mc ... Read on »
Condonlences by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc To the families of the fallen and wounded at Ft. Hood, I send you condolences and and good wishes from me and my family. This is not fair. You deserved better. You willin ... Read on »
Contest: Laptops for Flattops by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Hey, All, I got a message about a contest for troops' families: All-American Direct http://www.allamericandirect.com/ An online retailer, is going to give aw ... Read on »
Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq There's safety in thin patients Posted: 09 Aug 2009 09:16 AM PDT As M. and I settled in to en ... Read on »
CPT Yllescas has made it back to American soil! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc CPT Rob Yllescas has made the flight from LRMC to Bethesda. It is good to have this American son and faithful troop back home! His wife, Dena, remains by his bedside and is po ... Read on »
Delayed Veteran's day wishes, and a book! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Well, it's midnight on the 12th, and I'm finally getting a chance to write. It has been a string of busy days that have had me operating past 10pm. Today, I attended a da ... Read on »
Don't miss out on veterans, universities! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc (Pic: Graduating with friends at Norwich: a shool that lives and breathes military) M. found me an article that spread the disappointing news that many colleges and u ... Read on »
Equipped in the USA by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It can be hard to buy products made in the USA today. Everything in the store seems to be made in China. Also products that are American made can be more expensive. But be ... Read on »
Ewe know it. by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc We have adopted a sheep. She is two years old, round and fat, and has beautiful wool. We've named her "Honeysuckle" for the rich warm honey color of her deeper coat. She's not ... Read on »
Fighting for Life, the Movie, honored at orthopedic conference. by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Some of you may remember the movie "Fighting for Life" directed by my friend Terry Sanders http://www.fightingforlifethemovie.com/ Terry was recently honor ... Read on »
Finding my way by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I’ve spent the first week of my new job going from orientation to orientation. Today was a day-long class on the electronic medical record. It’s like learning a new language. ... Read on »
Floodwaters receeding in Central Pennsylvania by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It was just like old times last night: I spent the night in the hospital and it brought back plenty of memories from years and years of residency. Hospital graham crackers ... Read on »
Fly Fishing for troops (Helping the troops 21) by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc As it gets warmer, time to start planning summer trips! I read a great article in the American Legion magazine about organizations that will take veterans fly-fishing. Th ... Read on »
For the Troops (13/365) Donate frequent flier miles by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I don't know about you all, but I get that periodic letter from the frequent flier miles program telling me to buy magazines or lose my miles. I usually lose them Here ... Read on »
For the Troops (7/365) Visit a museum by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A scene from the Newseum http://www.newseum.org/ This weekend, I attended a reception for alumni of the Children's National Medical Center http:// ... Read on »
For the troops (8/365) Volunteer in the Hospital by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A wonderful way to help out troops and veterans at a time when they really could benefit from a helping hand and a smiling face is to volunteer at a military hospital or a Vet ... Read on »