These stories from the life and medical career of a Navy SEAL – turned doctor – are surprising, riveting, and inspiring. A family physician delivering babies, managing disease and trauma, and dealing with death – discovers new dimensions when he goes to war in Iraq. Treating the military, civilians and their families, “Dr. Bob” experienced tremendous joy, unbearable heartache, and deep gratitude. He shares those emotional experiences in this deeply personal memoir.
If you want to be a doctor… If you wonder how physicians learn their craft… If you crave a glimpse into the rapidly changing world of medicine, then these adventures are for you.
Some make you laugh; others make you cry. All provide insight into the challenges faced by a caring family practice doctor devoted to sharing these struggles and elations as his patients fight to live well in a dangerous world. These are medical adventures you will never forget.
Colonel Robert Adams, MD is a US Naval Academy graduate who served thirty-six years in the Navy and Army as a Navy SEAL, the DELTA Force Command Surgeon, and an Army family medicine physician (with obstetrics). Wake Forest Medical School, then an Army residency at Madigan Army Medical center in Tacoma, Washington was followed by service with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. After the military he built a thriving private practice in North Carolina where he won numerous awards for clinical excellence and practiced for 13 more years, retiring in 2020.
Other books by Dr. Adams – Six Days of Impossible Navy SEAL Hell Week – a Doctor Looks Back