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A doctor on board a South Florida flight is being hailed a hero for his assistance during a medical emergency.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant also offered up praise, tweeting, "Nice job, Dr. Adams!" on Wednesday.

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.

A Delta Air Lines plane was about to take off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when a passenger on board lost consciousness, Wednesday. He further wrote, "Patient doing well and like a good #USPHS officer, I was glad to be able to assist!"

Delta said in a statement Adams intervened when a passenger became ill.

According to the Clarion-Ledger, Adams was flying to Jackson to visit the University of Mississippi Medical Center Thursday to discuss the opioid epidemic. He and the two nurses escorted the passenger to the gate, where medical staff were waiting.

Delta airlines replied back to his tweet post and thanked him for 'volunteering as well as your service'.

An anesthesiologist, Adams was previously Indiana's health commissioner, and in recent years is best known for his response to an HIV outbreak that left 181 people infected in a rural in county.

That doctor happened to be U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, Fox News reported.


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