Title: Physician (Ret)
Company; US Army, US Navy & Merchant Marine
Maxwell T. Cotter, MD, Retired Physician for the U.S. Military, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.
While working as a medic, he completed his first two years of Medical School in Ensenada, Mexico. After being interrupted by active duty for the LA Riot and Desert Shield. He completed his Medical Doctor Degree from Pacific Basin University in Oceania, including one year of residency, at the ISSSTA Hospital in Juarez, Mexico. He learned Homeopathy and became a fellow of the British Royal Society of Medicine. During his last year of medical school, he attended Harvard School of Continuing Education in Public Health.
As a boy, Dr. Cotter wanted to become a doctor. Attending Raymond High School, he lettered in football and track. Upon graduating, he was ordered to active duty by the US Navy. He served two cruises in the South China Sea aboard the USS Lexington CVA -16
Working nights, he completed two years of general studies at Grays Harbor College. Using his GI Bill, he completed his undergraduate work in political science with a Master of Education at Central Washington University.
Later on, Dr. Cotter taught as a fellow in education at CWU, a teacher at Ellensburg High School, and a visiting Professor at the University of Montana. In East LA, he taught special education. He feels his highest academic contribution was teaching five underprivileged elementary special education students to read.
He joined the Army Reserve and worked as a Drill Instructor at Fort Lewis- McCord. Moving to California in 1985, he became a Hearing Aid Dispenser and rejoined the Army Reserve to become a Combat Medic. He joined the 40th Infantry Division of the California Army National Guard, where he continued as Medic until his retirement as a Sergeant First Class.
After retirement, Dr. Cotter practiced for several years in Burbank, CA, at Alternative Health and Hearing until he joined the Merchant Marine, serving as a Commander and Cruise Ship Doctor. He has retired again with his wife and two dogs in Ocean Shores, WA. His hobbies include studying aging, from DNA therapy to spiritually, and ethical, healthy living.
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