US Surgeon General helps save passenger's life aboard flight headed to Atlanta

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams saves the day when airline passenger suffers medical emergency

The Surgeon General tweeted about his experience, saying "They asked if there was a Doctor on board to help with a medical emergency", he wrote.

Luckily, one of the passengers was U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams who was also on board the plane to Jackson, Mississippi, and he assisted the crew in taking care of the patient.

Delta said in a statement that the incident took place on Flight 1827, which was traveling from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Atlanta.

Adams tweeted that a call went out requesting a doctor.

There's no word on what the medical emergency was, but the Surgeon General says the patient is doing well.

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"Hello, Wow! We certainly thank you for volunteering as well as your service".

The surgeon general has little power beyond the ability to call attention to serious public health problems and offer information and policy suggestions.

According to local news affiliate WAPT, Adams is heading to Mississippi to speak at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday, where he will address the Trump administration's policies dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis.

The #USPHS to which he referred is the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps.

The vice admiral, an anesthesiologist, was traveling to MS for a panel discussion on opioid abuse, ABC News reported.

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