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Navy Medicine Places Value on Primary Care

By Lt. Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S., Family Medicine Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. Medical residency years- three crucial, challenging, yet completely rewarding years of medical education.  As I begin the first of my residency years, it is difficult to personally quantify how demanding this year is going to be. I find it reassuring, however, to be a part of …

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A Grateful Marine’s Journey through Navy Medicine

 By Captain Matthew Kutilek, U.S. Marine Corps My interaction with Navy Medicine during my first eight years of service in the Marine Corps proved to be limited, uneventful and quite normal. An appointment here, sickness there, the birth of two healthy daughters over a span of two years and follow-on requisite visits proved to be the norm. All of this …

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Behavioral Health Tech (Psych Tech) Myth Buster

By Hospital Corpsman First Class April N. Sarani. Sarani has been in the Navy 18 years and has specialized in psychological and mental health for over 16 years. She is the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Enlisted Technical Leader (ETL) for HM 8485 Behavioral Health Technician. I am a Corpsman, but more specifically I am a behavioral health …

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Now is a Great Time to Find Out What FOCUS Can Offer Your Family

By Kirsten Woodward, LCSW, BUMED Director Family Programs Division Summertime is a time for fun in the sun, family vacations and a break for the kids from school. But summer also represents a time of transition, change and stress – it’s the most common time of year for Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) orders to be carried out– which …

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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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