Our #StokeAHero Channel Islands Happy winner this week is Dr. Steve Dorman! Steve is an Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, and Respiratory Specialist who serves in Duval & St. Johns counties. He works as a Respiratory Specialist in a clinic, an Internal Medicine Physician in a local hospital and he also provides Telemedicine care conducting phone and video healthcare consults for patients of Florida and other states such as New York. Steve definitely wears a number of healthcare hats and has been fighting Covid-19 with everything he’s got throughout the Pandemic.
As a Respiratory Specialists, Dr. Dorman made sure that his office continued to operate to treat his patients which include those considered to be high-risk for complications that are associated with Covid-19. Steve and his colleagues treat asthmatic patients & chronically ill patients in addition to those who have contracted the virus. Steve has also continued to work weekend shifts in the ER of a local hospital as an Internal Medicine Physician and has increased his Telemedicine caseload, allowing him to help more people in many other states as the demand for specialized care increased across the country.
Dr. Steve Dorman is certainly a Hero! Beyond working full-time and adding weekends to his schedule, Steve is a loving Husband, Father, and Brother. In his nomination email, Steve’s brother @TimJDorman speaks of his courage and quick thinking which helped save his life when he was attacked by a shark while surfing in Jacksonville last year and how he was able to assist in caring for his sister after she was involved in a high-speed car crash.
Through it all, surfing is Steve’s release and his sessions have been fewer and further between since the Pandemic took hold. We’d like to honor Steve with a brand new #ciHappy as a token of our gratitude for his sacrifice and courage as he fights to keep our community safe! Now we just need some swell! Thank you from @TheSurfStation!