Sudip Bose, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

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Sudip Bose, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Full name: Sudip Bose, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Age: 38

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Place of Practice: Medical Center Hospital, Odessa, TX


Why did you want to become a doctor?

I saw a surgery on TV when I was 8 years old and thought it was cool! I was accepted to medical school out of high school (Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University) and could not have done it without the help of wonderful family, friends and teachers. “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” was the gift given to my parents when they immigrated to the US with $8 in hand. A driving force of this American dream is good health, without which the dream is held back. Having completed my medical education, my vision is quality health care for all, which I hope to promote through education, service, and being the best doctor I can be.


What sets you apart from other doctors in your field?

I am a former Major in the US Army, and served in one of the longest combat deployments by a physician since World War II. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, I cared for thousands of wounded soldiers and Iraqi civilians. I provided front line emergency care during the peak of insurgencies in Baghdad and Najaf, and treated Saddam Hussein shortly after his capture. In addition, I was one of the only front line physicians in the Second Battle of Fallujah during the US seizure of the city. I earned a Bronze Star for my 15-month tour.

I provide patient care on the front lines of some of the nation's busiest emergency rooms. I also raise public awareness by traveling the world as a lecturer, professor, media spokesperson and founder and CEO of several nationally top-ranked medical education companies.


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What are your tips for living longer?
Laughter really is the best medicine! Laughing causes your body to take in more oxygen that circulates to your muscles and organs. It also releases endorphins in your body that instantly reduce stress. In even the most dire situations, a sense of humor can allow you to relax and see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Watch Dr. Bose's appearance on The Dr. Oz show for a tip on keeping your inner army strong to fend off bacteria and viruses.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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