Growing up, Carl Whitaker couldn’t have imagined what life had in store for him. His childhood on a farm gave him a sense of freedom and adventure while instilling problem-solving skills and patience. Living among his siblings, guided by the loving authority of strong parents, gave him empathy and the knowledge of how to lead and care for others. The horror of the Vietnam War brought Carl face-to-face with God, leaving him with a conviction to become the Lord's medical missionary. Carl’s journey took him to Africa for the first time in his final year of medical school, where he witnessed the suffering caused by medical neglect. He understood deep in his soul what Nelson Mandela was talking about, and he vowed to help Mandela and the people he loved. But he never dreamed that the Secret Service would ask him to serve as Mandela’s personal physician during a visit to Indianapolis…
Between Systolic and Diastolic Pressure is about one extraordinary day in which Carl Whitaker cared for his hero. But more than that, it's a testament to the fact that every choice is an opportunity, if only we will listen to our higher calling.
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About the Author: Carl Whitaker was born in Galveston, Texas. He holds a BA from Loma Linda University, an MD from Boston University, and an MPH from Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Mensa Society, former Territorial Medical Director of the U.S. Virgin Islands and former Chief Medical Officer of the Veterans Administration Clinic in St Thomas. He has been a television health correspondent and radio health-talk show host. Carl lives in St. Thomas with his wife, Cassandra, an OB/GYN. In his spare time, he enjoys singing, scuba diving, and personal fitness. He continues his dedication to public service through lifestyle medical instruction and medical missions. About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today. # # # Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd - 515, Parker, Colorado 80134 <||>rnhttp://outskirtspress.com 1-888-OP-BOOKS