Dr John Amoss, New Orleans Saints’ team physician, was praised on social media for diagnosing Foster Moreau’s Hodgkin’s Lympoma cancer. He had also detected a heart problem in Jon Dorenbos in 2017.
Moreau, who played at tight end for the Saints, had to take a free transfer to Cincinnati Bengals. However, Amoss’ team diagnosed him with Hodgkin lymphoma. The 25-year-old announced that he is stepping away from football while he undergoes treatment.
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“Through somewhat of a miraculous process, this Free Agency period has been life changing for me,” Moreau wrote on Twitter.
“During a routine physical conducted by the Saint’s medical team down in New Orleans, I’ve come to learn that I have Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and will be stepping away from football at this time to fight a new opponent: Cancer. I’m grateful for the support and thankful for the people who have stood firm with me. There hasn’t been a single step I’ve taken without hundreds of people lighting the path before me and I will continue to seek their guidance.”
“Dr. John Amoss once famously diagnosed a heart problem in Jon Dorenbos. Now, once again, a life-saving diagnosis during a physical. Incredible,” Ian Rapport tweeted.
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“Congrats to @Saints medical staff. Lead primary care physician Dr. John Amoss would tell you this is all part of routine physicals for free agents and annually for rostered players and coaches,” another one wrote on Twitter.
Who is Dr John Amoss?
Dr John Amoss received his BA degree from Williams College in 1987 and his MD from LSU. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at LSU School of Medicine. In 1996, he joined the faculty in the Section of Comprehensive Medicine.
In 2010, Dr Amoss became the first Section Chief for the newly-formed Section of Hospital Medicine.
He leads the New Orleans Saints’ medical team.