Rx Outreach announces appointment of Louis Tripoli, M.D. to Board of Directors

Rear Admiral (retired), U.S. Navy, and former Command Surgeon, US Indo-Pacific Command, brings over thirty years military and private sector medical experience to Board
ST. LOUIS - April 5, 2021 - PRLog -- Rx Outreach, the country's largest non-profit, mail-order pharmacy, has announced the recent addition of Louis C. Tripoli, M.D., Rear Admiral (retired), United States Navy, and former Command Surgeon, US Indo-Pacific Command, to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Tripoli brings more than thirty years of military and private sector medical experience to the Rx Outreach Board of Directors, having most recently served as the Command Surgeon of the US Indo-Pacific Command. He was stationed in Iraq with the U.S. Marines and in Germany with the Navy Expeditionary Medical Unit in Germany. Dr. Tripoli authored a portion of the Pandemic and Emerging Infectious Disease Operation Plan, which was used in 2020 for the Coronavirus outbreak. Before his retirement in October 2020, Dr. Tripoli was awarded many medals for achievements in service, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Meritorious Services Medal.

Dr. Tripoli graduated with distinction from Harvard University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Throughout his career, he has taught in academic and clinical settings such as Tripler Army Medical Center, St. Louis University School of Public Health Institute for Biosecurity, Johns Hopkins University Division of Infectious Diseases, State University of New York at Buffalo, and University of Pittsburgh. As a practitioner of Internal Medicine, Dr. Tripoli is a member of many prestigious societies, including the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS), and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

Dr. Tripoli has also had a notable career in private sector medicine, including inpatient (hospitalist) and outpatient settings. From 1997-2008, Dr. Tripoli served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Correctional Medical Services in St. Louis, MO. Before being recalled to full-time active duty at the start of 2018, Dr. Tripoli served as the Chief Medical Officer of Prominence Health in Nevada.

About Rx Outreach
Rx Outreach (www.rxoutreach.org) (http://www.rxoutreach.org) is the nation's largest, non-profit, mail order pharmacy and is missioned to provide affordable medication to the underserved, Rx Outreach partners with hundreds of clinics and organizations across the U.S. to provide a crucial health safety net for those who battle both illness and poverty. Since 2010, Rx Outreach has saved people in need more than $752 million on their prescription medications.

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