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Charles E. Truthan, DO, FACOFP
Charles E. Truthan, D.O., FACOFP
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8927 SE 70th Terrace
Ocala, FL  34472

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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 Firefighting Days 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.

Making a 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 talk.

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 needs.

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