As a U.S. Army obstetrician and gynecologist at Fort Sill, Okla., Dr. Scott Ellis’ training went well beyond women’s health care and delivering babies.
He was trained in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, and he was prepared to react to medical disasters.
Although Ellis said he doesn’t anticipate a biological war to break out in Moffat County, it’s that background he hopes will guide him in his new role as Moffat County medical officer, a position that provides medical consultation and emergency response advice to county officials.
“It’s an unfortunate fact of the matter that we live in a different world than a decade ago,” Ellis said. “And, unfortunately, it does pay to be somewhat schooled and up to date to be ready when something like that occurs.”