Inside Navy Medicine

Navy Corpsman, “I need to be here for [my Marines]…”

By Cpl. Michele Watson, 1st Marine Logistics Group (FWD), Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan Spending his entire life growing up in Los Angeles, Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Stallings, 23 decided he needed to make a life altering change if he was going to become the man he wanted to be. The youngest of six, Stallings looked to the military as a …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Medical Corps Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Today we celebrate the 141st  birthday of our Navy Medical Corps. We’ve come a long way since the Forty-First Congress enacted the Appropriations Act which established the Medical Corps as a separate entity and as a Staff Corps of the U.S. Navy back in …

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Military Match and the Importance of Primary Care

By Lt. Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S., Family Medicine Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. Now that the holidays are over, the excitement of winter cheer is exchanged for a different kind of excitement for all of those waiting for the results of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Selection Board (aka “military match”). The GME Selection Board is used to determine …

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49,806 Dental Exams and Counting

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Milas Sturdivant, Branch Health Clinic Parris Island, S.C.  Dental Services at Branch Health Clinic Parris Island, S.C., has seen 49,806 patients so far this year. As the Leading Petty Officer for one of the Navy’s largest dental treatment facilities, every day brings its own unique adventures and challenges. When I arrive at my office at …

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Navy Reserves Have Major Impact on NATO Role 3 in Kandahar

  By Capt. Mike McCarten, commanding officer of the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan. McCarten is a U.S. Navy family physician and aerospace medicine specialist. I command the NATO trauma hospital south of Kandahar City, the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) staffed with 225 men and women from Navy Medicine. To them, the scenes in …

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