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Whenever I’ve had to make a major decision as a doctor, cop or for a company I’ve worked for, I ask myself: What is the…
When I was 5, 6 – so you know, memories aren’t that great – I remember coming home and I remember seeing all of our…
The overarching issue, really, is our surgeon general should be able to communicate transparently and honestly with the American public on all issues.
The average person doesn’t understand what a stem cell is. There’s a lack of health literacy in our nation. So the public can’t really get…
When I came home after my statutory term as surgeon general, I just resumed my life here in southern Arizona. Teaching at the university; my…
Lucy Mercedes Martinez, my mother, was probably my first mentor. She really tried to take care of me in spite of myself, and in spite…
In honor of Surgeon General Koop’s legacy, we should ensure that the position of surgeon general is protected from political interference, funded appropriately and nominated…
I still look at my job as being a doctor of the people, and I’m going to look at the science… If we can find…
I’ve had opportunities before to run for office – the Republicans recruited me when I was surgeon general, to run for Congress, to run against…
I am not a Hispanic candidate. I am an American candidate who happens to be of Hispanic heritage, who understands the culture, who has worked…
Do any of us actually want to live in a world where your boss can decide that he or she is morally opposed to mental…
As 17th U.S. Surgeon General, I was privileged to serve as the nation’s doctor. I focused much of my time on promoting proven programs and…
Actions, such as the designation of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, spring from First Lady Michelle Obama’s leadership of efforts to end childhood obesity within…
We need stem-cell research, no question about it. It is absolutely crucial for moving our medical science forward. We are trying to harness an untapped…
In 1967, I signed up for the Army, where I earned an equivalency diploma, then went on to join the Special Forces. That was really…
If you want to communicate with the American public, the literature tells you you’ve got to be talking at about a sixth-grade, seventh-grade level.
C. Everett ‘Chic’ Koop became U.S. Surgeon General under President Reagan. He was a world renowned pediatric surgeon who had a tumultuous Senate confirmation process…
I really think the most important thing I do is to protect the dignity and the integrity of the Office of the Surgeon General.
I used to be a real doctor. Now I just play one on TV.
I am classified as a disabled veteran. The reason I’m disabled is because I have wounds and injuries that I got while on active duty……
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