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Episode 060: Healthcare in the Line of Duty - Part 1

May 03, 2019

Dr. Missy Givens joins Brian Fortenberry to discuss how the military is innovating modern medicine and emergency response methods to reduce mortality rates in the field, and how these methods carry over to civilian care.


The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Dr. Missy Givens

Colonel Melissa (Missy) Givens MD, MPH earned her BS at the United States Military Academy, her MD at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and her MPH at the University of Texas. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine with subspecialty training in Clinical Toxicology and Sports Medicine and certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has held various academic and operational assignments throughout her 30 year Army career and completed several combat tours and deployments with both conventional and Special Operations Forces. COL Givens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at USUHS.

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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