Richard Jadick, D.O. earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Ithaca College and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.) from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. He completed his residency training in urology at the Medical College of Georgia and retired from the US Navy in June of 2013 after 23 years of service. Dr Jadick finished his Navy career as the Chief of Urology at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL after returning from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan in October 2012.
Dr. Jadick is most noted for his service with the Marines out of Camp Lejeune, NC in 2004 when he volunteered to go to Iraq with 1st Bn 8th Marines as the unit's battalion surgeon. It was during this deployment that his unit was ordered into Fallujah to establish order. On the very front lines he established a forward aid station and was credited with saving the lives of 30 Marines and Sailors during the second battle of Fallujah. Dr. Jadick was awarded the Bronze Star with "Combat V" device for heroic valor in January 2006 and is considered the Iraq war's most decorated physician. Dr. Jadick's story was first documented in a Newsweek cover story titled "Hero, MD". He later published his own account of his experiences in a book called "On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story."
He is board certified with the American Board of Urology and has a wonderful wife Melissa, who is a pediatrician. They have three children, MacKenzie (9), Eva (6) and Gregory (4) and resides in Peachtree City. Dr Jadick's interests are family vacations, sports and volunteer work with the Independence Fund. This fund is a veteran-led 501c that provides assistance to all injured warriors looking to regain physical and mental independence following injury.
Dr. Jadick welcomes new patients and accepts most insurance plans.