Board-certified urologist Richard Jadick, D.O., considered the Iraq war’s most decorated doctor, has joined Piedmont Physicians Group and will be practicing in Newnan, Ga.
Dr. Jadick is part of a team of advanced urology specialists including Micah Blackmon, M.D., Donald Finnerty, M.D. and Bob Mann, M.D. serving patients at Piedmont Physicians Urology Specialists.
Dr. Jadick is credited with saving the lives of 30 Marines and sailors during a battle in Fallujah, one of the worst urban battles since Vietnam. He volunteered his services for duty in Iraq due to a lack of doctors for the military. In January 2006, Dr. Jadick was awarded the Bronze Star with “Combat V” device for heroic valor, an award bestowed to no other Navy doctor in the entirety of the Iraq war. He later published his own account of his experiences in a book, On Call in Hell: A Doctor’s Iraq War Story.
After spending a year in Iraq, Dr. Jadick returned to the United States to complete his residency. Prior to joining Piedmont Physicians, Dr. Jadick served as the Department Head of Urology at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fl. He is board certified with the American Board of Urology.
Dr. Jadick earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Ithaca College and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. He completed his residency training in Urology at the Medical College of Georgia.