From Washington DC to Caboolture
Caboolture Emergency Department Senior Medical Officer Dr Doug Feinbloom.
From Washington DC to Caboolture ED, Consultant Dr Doug Feinbloom has had quite the career that led him to our shores.
Doug started out as a SWAT paramedic, providing care to injured officers, victims or suspects within the ‘hot zone’. He assisted in many infamous events such as the 2001 9/11 Pentagon attack, 2002 DC sniper and 2002 Amtrak accident just to name a few.
“We’re dual trained, meaning we are trained in Fire and EMS. I carried a weapon, so I was able to defend my position as well as deliver care,” Doug said.
Doug initially studied Economics and Chemistry at a university in Upstate New York before entering the booming dotcom industry, when two companies he worked for consecutively went belly up.
“I was thinking what am I going to do? Then my mum saw an ad in our local paper to study medicine at a university here in Brisbane, so I thought, why not?” he said.
A wife, two kids, a house in South Brisbane, and consultancy at Caboolture Emergency Department later – Doug hasn’t looked back!