Artemus Flagg, MD, MPH
Southern Raised. Military Strengthened. Johns Hopkins Trained.
grew up in Nashville Tennessee. He served as a Battalion Flight Surgeon
and Brigade Flight Surgeon during his combat tour in Iraq with the
United States Army, 1st Cavalry Division. Following his combat tour, he
was promoted to the rank of Major and appointed as the Chief Flight
Surgeon and Chief of the Physical Exam Section at the DiLorenzo TRICARE
Health Clinic at the Pentagon.
He completed his residency in Anesthesiology and further enhance his medical training with a Fellowship in Pain Medicine, both at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During his training, he received the Clinical Anesthesia (One) resident of the year award for outstanding achievement in patient care and citizenship. He subsequently was selected as Chief Resident for the 2011-2012 Academic Year.
For me, one of my greatest aspects of practicing medicine, especially pain medicine is being able to interact with people in this community.
This type of
interaction establishes teamwork which ultimately helps the patient and
myself complete our mission of reducing their pain and increasing their
functional activity level. This level of care helped tremendously while
I was a Brigade flight surgeon in Iraq and during my training at Johns
At the very
least, the people of Louisiana and surrounding areas deserve this level
of care on a daily basis, and I intend to work with all the other
physicians in the area to continue the tradition of providing this high
level of care.