Charles E. Truthan,
8927 SE 70th Terrace
(352) 266-0460 [Voice]
"D.O.s: Physicians treating patients,
not just Symptoms"
About F.D. Doc®
Charles E. Truthan, DO, FACOFP
Who is F.D. Doc?
Charles E. Truthan, DO, FACOFP,
Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, Fellow in the
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. After completion of my
residency training, I served one year with the U.S. Public Health Service
detailed to the U.S. Coast Guard. After that, I worked several Emergency rooms
in Wisconsin. I served for two years as the Chief of Medical Services, Troop
Medical Clinic #1, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. During that time I dealt with
Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine and Urgent Care. We moved to Grand
Rapids in December of 1993. Here, I have practiced in Urgent Care, Occupational
Medicine, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine until an injury in 1996 halted
my full time clinical practice.
What makes F.D.
Doc special to Fire Service?
In April of 1973, I was sworn in as a
volunteer Firefighter with the Willoughby Hills (Ohio) Fire Department. It was
here that my interest in medicine first began. By 1974, I had completed the
Basic Course in Fire Fighting, Advanced Firefighter, Emergency Victim Care and
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. By 1975, I had completed
the Paramedic program. In 1976, I completed the Heavy Rescue training, 1978 I
became an EMT-Instructor, and in 1979 became a State of Ohio Certified Fire
Safety Inspector. In 1992 I was certified by the State of Wisconsin's
Firefighter I and Firefighter II programs. As recently as 6 years ago, I was
running the wrong way (like you do) into burning
buildings and hanging off ladders and ventilating roofs!
My Fire and
EMS work experience includes: Funeral Home/Ambulance services '73-75, City of
Cleveland EMS '75-76, Willoughby Hills F.D. '73-83, Ottawa Hills F.D. '77-79,
Springfield Twp. F.D. '77-79, The Plains EMS '80-81, Delton F.D. '91-92. In
addition, I was the Medical & Safety Director of the (first) 1988 Quad City
Air Show; Medical Director Basic Trauma Life Support, Madison Area Technical
College; Regional Medical Director Wisconsin BTLS and have served as the
Medical Director of Cascade Twp. F.D. here in Michigan since 1995. I have also
served as a course coordinator for Michigan BTLS since 1994.
long story short, I have over 25 years of experience and affiliation with the
Fire Service. I have "been there, done that", and the T-shirt got burned up on
a call! I have "walked the walk" with you. I talk your
So what can F.D.
Doc do for your Fire Department?
F.D. Doc. offers the 29 CFR 1910.134
required fit testing and the medical
questionnaire, but with the Fire Service experience and medical expertise to translate it into understandable
information. We also have a complete Respiratory
Protection Program manual, ready to put on your Departments' shelf. In the
near future, we plan to offer increasing medical services for Fire Departments
wishing to comply in part or completely with the medical guidelines of NFPA
1582. Call and we can discuss your Fire Department's
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