Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist, says he provided medical attention to a passenger on Wednesday while his plane was preparing to take off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Jackson, Mississippi.
The #USPHS to which he referred is the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps.
After tweeting about the incident, Adams added in a Facebook post that he was one of three medical professionals on board the flight who helped the patient.
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It is not clear at this time what the medical emergency was, but Delta released a statement which said Adams helped when hearing a passenger needed medical attention.
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.
Delta's official Twitter account also responded to the tweet, saying, "We certainly thank you for volunteering as well as for your service. Medical assistance was provided by the U.S. Surgeon General who worked with our flight crew to aid the customer", the statement reads.
He previously served as Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017.