Dr. David Bush is a Board-Certified Pediatrician. He served for 25 years in the United States Air Force Medical Corps beginning in 1992. On July 1, 2017, he retired from active duty military service with the rank of Colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit for his contributions. The Legion of Merit medal is awarded by direction of the President for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the United States.
From June 2013 to June 2017, Dr. Bush served as the Medical Director of the largest pediatric clinic in the Air Force at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He oversaw the quality of healthcare delivery for over 13,000 children and devoted the bulk of his time to providing care in the pediatric clinic and training pediatric residents. He also served as an attending for the pediatric ward, newborn nursery and level two neonatal intensive care unit at the San Antonio Military Medical Center where his responsibilities included training pediatric residents in neonatal resuscitation and newborn nursery care. From November 2015, thru January 2017, he served as the Primary Care Department Chair and provided oversight of the clinical operations for four primary care clinics and 230,000 appointments annually.
During his previous assignments in New Mexico, Idaho, Alaska, Japan and Arizona, he provided full spectrum general pediatric care for infants, children and adolescents empaneled in the pediatric clinic. Additionally, his responsibilities included on-call coverage for routine and emergent newborn deliveries, neonatal resuscitation and stabilization prior to transport for neonatal intensive care, emergency department consults, and newborn nursery and pediatric hospital admissions. During his assignment in Idaho, he also served as an allergy extender provider, Medical Services Flight Commander and assistant to the Chief of Medical Staff.
Subsequently, Dr. Bush served as the Medical Operations Squadron Commander at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. In this leadership capacity, he provided oversight for 150,000 patient encounters and implemented the Patient Centered Medical Home model across three primary care clinics.
Dr. Bush received an Air Force reserve officer commission through the Health Professions Scholarship Program during medical school and a regular Air Force commission upon completion of his Doctor of Medicine degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Afterwards, he completed pediatric residency training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Dayton Children’s Hospital in Ohio.
During his career, Dr. Bush has provided neonatal resuscitation and routine nursery care for thousands of newborn infants. He has also trained hundreds of medical personnel during Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation courses. From 2009 to 2013, he represented the United States Air Force as a national faculty member for the American Heart Association’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support program.
Dr. Bush and his wife Bonnie are the proud parents of ten children and one grandchild – Joshua and his wife Jessica and their daughter Riley, Stephen, Natalie and her husband Connor, Joseph, Sarah, Elisabeth, Camilla, Emma, Anna and Spencer.