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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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Book is available for pre-order by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I got some very exciting news this week; our book is now available for pre -order on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Coppola-Pediatric-Surgeon-Iraq-Chris/dp/09840 ... Read on »
Honor the Quiet Professionals by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc During my deployments to Iraq, I had the honor of serving some of the military's "Quiet Professionals" as a small but very unique portion of our clients. The quiet professiona ... Read on »
Amputee Coalition of America by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I read an interesting article by Lola Butcher in the Bulletin of our professional organization, the American College of Surgeons. She described how the Amputee Coalition ... Read on »
The showers in Iraq still a danger by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc On September second, Adam Hermanson was electrocuted while taking a shower in Camp Olympia in the Green Zone in Iraq. He leaves behind a widow, and grieving family who never e ... Read on »
Water, water. by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Got to read a good article about current life on Joint Base Balad today: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/world/middleeast/09bases.html?_r=1&hp The ... 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 »
Health Care Reform by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc As a follow up to yesterday's post, I am going to be pointing out some of the blog chatter regarding health care reform. You can join the conversation on twitter by fo ... Read on »
A lot of people have asked my op ... by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A lot of people have asked my opinion on the recent round of health care reform, and I have to admit I don't have much confidence that we are going to get much done. The way I ... Read on »
A view into Afghanistan by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A friend sent this interesting address to me: http://blog.freerangeinternational.com/ Free Range International is the blog of a security firm operating in Afghanistan. ... Read on »
No Limits of Indecency by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have had the same email address since 1994. That's quite a long stretch for some people to keep the same physical address, much less email address. At the time, I was actual ... Read on »
Help finding US made products by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Got a great comment from the blog Find US Made.com. They were able to verify for me that Hershey had in fact moved production of chocolate to Mexico. If you visit the ... Read on »
Made in USA by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Made in USA Here's a message I got from my friend C. today. I agree completely! I haven't checked out all of these personally (In particular, I have to see if Hershey is ... Read on »
Preservative Free by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc M. and I joined a CSA. I'd never heard of it before. Community Supported Agriculture is a concept where community members purchase shares in a small farm's anticipat ... Read on »
Blog Action Day by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This is directed mostly towards friends who blog. Blog Action Day is coming up on 15 OCT. It is a day dedicated to one issue, and as many bloggers as possible devote a post th ... Read on »
Be Kind, ReMind.org by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc If you have a sec., check out https://www.remind.org. It is the site of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, dedicated to helping injured troops reintegrate into communities. http ... Read on »
So I fell off my roof today.Befo ... by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc So I fell off my roof today. Before you say it, let me beat you to the punch: yes I am an idiot. I was taking down an unused satellite dish left by the old owners, a ... 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 »
Here, Bullet, a mystery. by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A long time ago I posted a blog expressing how deeply I am struck by Brian Turner's poems. He served in Iraq in 2ID. I have yet to find a more pure expression of the war than ... Read on »
New posts on the new site by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc New blog posts are here: http://www.coppolathebook.blogspot.com Take care! Chris Thank you for reading my blog via FeedBurner! To learn more about our book "Mad ... Read on »
Of Course They Are! by Dr. Christopher C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Great article here about women serving side by side with men in Iraq: (Thanks to C.A. for the reference) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/17/us/17women.html?pagewanted=1&_r= ... Read on »