Dr. Joseph Ladapo: What Florida Got Right About The Pandemic w/ Dr. Kelly Victory – Ask Dr. Drew

What if the entire world had followed Florida's response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Joseph Ladapo (FL Surgeon General) joins Dr. Kelly Victory LIVE on Ask Dr. Drew

Dr. Joseph Ladapo recently began his second term as Surgeon General of the state of Florida. But his impressive credentials (including an MD from Harvard Med and a PhD in Health Policy) simply aren’t enough for corporate media, which has attacked him relentlessly since his administration’s public departures from the CDC’s pandemic response. Dr. Ladapo returns with Dr. Kelly Victory to discuss why Florida handled COVID differently from most of the world, the constant attacks against his medical policies by non-medical non-experts in the media, and his astonishing life story as a former Navy SEAL.

Dr. Ladapo previously joined the show on Dec 7, 2022:

Dr. Joseph Ladapo is the Surgeon General of Florida and professor at University of Florida College of Medicine. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Ladapo worked as an associate professor of general internal medicine and a health policy researcher at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife and children.

Follow Dr. Ladapo’s official Florida government account at

Read his book “Transcend Fear: A Blueprint for Mindful Leadership in Public Health” at

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Dr. Kelly Victory MD is a board-certified trauma and emergency specialist with over 30 years of clinical experience. She served as CMO for Whole Health Management, delivering on-site healthcare services…
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