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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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My book is now available as an e-book. by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc After many arrangements, technical details and anticipation, there is an e-book version of Coppola, A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq. Here is a blurb and plug from ... 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 »
Hope you voted! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Election day today, and hope you all voted! It's one of the ways in which we all count equally across the nation, military or civilian, urban or rural. And it happens to be ... Read on »
Incredible Soldier, returns to duty in Afghanistan by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Dan Luckett was a LT and a platoon leader in Iraq when his Humvee was hit with a shaped charge. The slug of molten copper took off his left leg and part of his right f ... Read on »
Homes for our Troops / Kids for our Troops (28, 29) by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Found a good article in the 11 SEP issue of American Profile about: Homes for our Troops http://www.homesforourtroops.com/ a nonp ... 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 »
US hands over control of Iraq combat operations by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc From CNN: Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi commandos showed off skills they learned from U.S. military forces, who Saturday formally handed over control of combat ... Read on »
Raise awarness for the danger of veteran suicide (#28) by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc On the average, 18 veterans commit suicide every day. This figure comes from the VA estimates that 6000 veterans kill themselves each year. (Ref: as quoted in Salt Lake T ... Read on »
Our Next Mission: Operation Get Our Kitchen into this Century! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Here is some news on a more personal note. Since leaving the military and moving into our cozy little town, we have been settling into our 130 year old farmhouse. I have b ... Read on »
Military working dog: recovering after war trauma related stress by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I had contact with military working dogs at the base in San Antonio and while in Iraq. It was amazing to see the unconditional dedication the animals had to their duty. Eq ... Read on »
Pets 2 Vets (#27) by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc When I was working in DC, I belonged to the American Legion, Post #8, right in the evening shadow of the Capitol Building. It was a great bunch of guys, and even thoug ... 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 »
Book Review: WAR by Sebastian Junger by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I recently received for review the excellent book, WAR by Sebastian Junger. http://www.sebastianjunger.com/ Disclosure: I received a promotional ... Read on »
Soldiers Arch by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc While in college, I passed under Soldiers Arch nearly every day. It almost seems out of place between the brick chemistry lab and a dorm, rising plainly wi ... Read on »
(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 »
Wounded Veteran Stays on Duty at West Point by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc M. sent me this amazing article about Capt. Smiley who runs the Warrior Transition Unit at West Point. He was blinded while on patrol in Mosul and nearly d ... 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 »
Support Free Internet for Deployed Troops #26 by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Kristin sent me this on Facebook http://apps.facebook.com/causes/causes/361532/welcome?flow=join It's a page to show support for easier communications between troops a ... Read on »
Operation Lightsabre 25/365 by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Helping the troops: 25/365 I wanted to spread the word about Operation Lightsabre http://www.4wheelparts.com/info/bravo.aspx http://www.4wheelparts.com/info/br ... 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 »