STAT Emergency Center is pleased to announce the arrival of the newest addition to our staff and community, Dr. Phil Jackson. Please join us in giving Dr. Phil Jackson a warm South Texas welcome as he tells us about himself …
Dr. Phil Jackson
I was raised in Missouri by a father who was a small-town, country doctor. In the 1970’s, I entered into active duty with the US Air Force and later attended college on the GI Bill. I received a US Air Force scholarship for medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. My goal is to bring an impressive amount of education and experience in the medical field to the STAT team and to Laredo.
After completing my residency in Washington, D.C., I was assigned as a Flight Surgeon, Emergency Medicine Physician and Third-World Medical Officer while stationed in Germany. Most of my early career was spent in deployments throughout Africa and the Middle East. I served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and can say that combat is no fun. I operated as a military NASA Flight Surgeon responsible for the emergency coverage of the Space Shuttle program in Europe and Africa. I have flown everything from C-130’s to F-16’s and have over 5,000 hours of flight time. I re-entered the civilian world in 1994 and had a Family Medicine Clinic in Colorado and Western Texas for a few years.
I went back to Emergency Medicine in 1999 and have been practicing exclusively in that specialty since then. I currently live in Corpus Christi and travel to Laredo because my good friend, Dr. Sebastian Padron, asked me to be a part of STAT Emergency Center. What I will bring to STAT is a proven commitment to the excellent treatment of patients, and the desire to continually improve their quality of life. I hope my addition to the team expands the services we at STAT Emergency Center offer the community and surrounding areas.
I am passionate about helping others through the power of medical care, and I look forward to sharing my expertise to those in need.
Aerial images found below were taken by Dr. Phil Jackson with a drone camera.