A doctor on board? U.S. surgeon general helps passenger on flight

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams testifies before the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill

A doctor on board? U.S. surgeon general helps passenger on flight

On Wednesday, Jerome Adams, the US surgeon general, tweeted that Delta staff on his flight to Jackson, Miss., asked if there was a doctor on board to assist in a medical emergency.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

A person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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The surgeon tweeted about the entire experience by writing, "They asked if there was a Doctor on board to help with a medical emergency".

The Delta cabin crew called out for help the passed out passenger and Adams, who was standing outside the flight along with two nurses, answered to the help call and stepped in to help the passenger. "Delta thanks the Surgeon General for volunteering his services in assisting this customer". Adams called the patient's spouse and explained the situation. "Medical assistance was provided by the U.S. Surgeon General who worked with our flight crew to aid the customer".

Adams says the patient doing well and, like a good public health service doctor, he was happy to assist.

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Dr. Adams will be at UMMC in Jackson Thursday to discuss the opioid epidemic and what steps the administration and federal government are taking to address it.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant also offered up praise, tweeting, "Nice job, Dr. Adams!" on Wednesday.

Adams was sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence in September 2017.

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