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Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Discussion in 'Topics in Healthcare' started by superoxide, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. superoxide

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    Just saw this on the news - CNN's Sanjay Gupta has been approached by the Obama transition team for the position of Surgeon General.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  3. Blue Dog

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    Well, he's a better choice than Dr. Phil or Dr. Rey. ;)
     
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    He is a media savy doctor. A medical spokesman for the US gov't. No different than George Stephanopoulous for press secty. for Clinton or Tony Snow for Bush.
     
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    I would respond by asking when the last time you heard from or actually saw the surgeon general.

    Although that would possibly be a pro for Gupta taking the job, perhaps he can bring some attention to the position, and to physician issues as a whole.
     
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    The Surgeon General....is that position really needed anymore? I guess having a high profile doctor in a position of advocating for the nation's health isn't a bad thing. We need more docs in politics, especially at a time when health care is in flux.

    The last surgeon-general I can name was Dr. Koop (guy with the bow-tie) and he fought hard against smoking. Maybe Dr. Gupta can fight the obesity epidemic in this country.
     

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