Inside Navy Medicine

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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PHOP a Safety Net for Navy and Marine Corps Reservists’ Psychological Health

By Shelly S. McDowell, LCSW USNR/USMCR Psychological Health Outreach Program Project Manager  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps reservists are dedicated service members who serve their country while activated just the same as full-time active duty service members do.  Sometimes they feel as though they are an overlooked population, but in my current role, my team and I work every day …

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