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Mission
To provide relevant medical advice, training, and support to companies which will enhance the productivity and health of their employees in diverse work environments and locations.


About Us

J. David Clyde, MD, FACOEM

Dr. Clyde, President and CEO of Spinnaker Medical Consultants International, LLC, founded the international medical consulting firm to provide occupational and travel medicine consultation, medical risk management and crisis planning, employee medical preparation for foreign assignments, and training for travelers to companies involved in global business activities.

Following a successful career in Family Medicine, Dr. Clyde shifted his focus to Occupational Medicine as a full-time corporate physician.  For 12+ years he served as regional and international medical director for two major petroleum companies.  Dr. Clyde has acquired extensive experience in international medical issues, has provided support to expatriate workers and families, and has provided advice to management about occupational health and international health issues.  

The need to implement medical support and emergency response at remote sites has required extensive travel and evaluation of local medical resources.  With his experience Dr. Clyde has been able to work with company managers and local resources to develop cost effective, quality medical care at these remote locations.  Dr. Clyde is a noted speaker and author on the topic of delivering medical care to remote areas, travel preparation, and is a seasoned international traveler.  He is Board Certified in both Family Practice and in Occupational Medicine.

He is active in many organizations involved with international health issues-International Society of Travel Medicine, American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  Combining his travel experience, a large international resource network, and his clinical experiences as a family and occupational physician, Dr. Clyde can provide a wide range of services and bring significant expertise to any of his clients.

Advisory Board . . . .

Robert “Bob” Shaw, MD, MPH, Dr. PH, MBA

Dr. Shaw obtained his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College and continued his post-graduate medical training at Johns Hopkins University completing a Masters degree in Public Health and a doctoral degree in epidemiology. Later he also received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Shaw is certified in Preventive & Occupational Medicine.

From 1974-1978, he served in the US Navy as the Fleet Preventive Medicine Officer for the US Seventh Fleet operations, traveling extensively to Navy bases, ships, and Marine field operations throughout the Pacific. Following his Navy assignment, he became Associate Director of Occupational Medicine at Stauffer Chemical Company. From 1987 until September 2002, he was Chief Medical Officer for Texaco. Following Texaco's merger in 2001 with Chevron Dr. Shaw continued merger integration work with the newly merged company (ChevronTexaco) until September, 2002. Since then, he has served on the adjunct faculty of the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine.

During his time at Texaco, he worked to link the company's health and medical services to the needs of key business activities. These activities included developing international health and occupational medical programs, managing Texaco's worldwide medical emergency response process, working with epidemiology professionals on several mortality and morbidity investigations, and expanding the availability of the company's employee assistance services. Business travels have taken him to more than 30 countries.

GERALD S. “JERRY” BLAINE

Mr. Blaine has over 35 years experience as a senior security executive for IBM and ARCO International Oil & Gas. Prior to entering the private sector Jerry served in the US Navy during the Korean War and later as a special agent in the U.S. Secret Service assigned to the White House during the term of three presidents. Mr. Blaine joined IBM as a marketing representative later specialized as an Industry Consultant in Law Enforcement and Intelligence. During this period he assisted in the design of the National Crime Information Center (FBI) and “Walnut” the CIA information center. He designed and created the specifications for a mobile terminal and a fingerprint scanner, and was a worldwide lecturer and author on the use of computers in Criminal Justice and Intelligence. Mr. Blaine became the IBM Security Director in 1974 when IBM was faced with trade secret thefts. Later he became a Government Relations Officer for IBM to lobby for a Federal Trade Secret Law.

Following his retirement from IBM, Mr. Blaine joined ARCO International Oil and Gas in Dallas as Director - International Security, Government Relations and Foreign affairs in 1991. Responsibilities included personal, physical and intellectual security, country start-up planning, personnel protection, investigations, crisis management and establishing liaison with foreign governments. In April of 1999 Jerry again tried to retire, but his undying interest in crisis management and personal security issues pushed him to become a private consultant in these areas.

Mr. Blaine holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Colorado. He is the past President of Former Agents of US Secret Service Association. He served as Chairman of the Computer Security Committee for the American Society of Industrial Security and served on the terrorism committee. He was also on the Private Sector Advisory Council of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a member of ISMA (International Security Managers Association). He was a representative for ARCO and IBM on the Overseas Security Advisory Council at the US Department of State and continues to be involved with security issues of business.

Claude Cadoux, MD, MPH

Dr. Cadoux is a board-certified physician in the fields of Emergency Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He performed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital and Baltimore's Shock-Trauma Institute.  He has advanced certification in tropical and travel medicine from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with emphases on occupational injuries and international care.

Dr. Cadoux served 8 years as medical director for two global travel assistance companies and provided real-time care to corporate, government and private travelers overseas suffering acute medical problems. He has worked as a consultant on disaster medical response systems for U.S. Agency for International Development, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Public Health Service. He has served as a consulting physician in several displaced persons and mass casualty disasters abroad and for such domestic emergencies as Hurricane Andrew, the Oklahoma City bombing and the 911 Pentagon response.

Dr. Cadoux is currently president of Maryland-based International Health Systems.  IHS provides consultative services for clients wishing to better manage health and safety risks for those traveling abroad.


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