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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine corpsman: I was born on the island of Manado, Indonesia and relocated to the U.S. with the family in 1998. I have always desired to serve and give back for the opportunity I was given to live in the U.S. I initially became interested in Navy Medicine because I’ve always wanted to help as …

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine dentist: After having grown up in the Bay Area city of San Leandro and attending Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, I majored in molecular and cell biology at University of California, Berkeley. I became interested in joining the military when my older sister, Maggie, graduated from University of California, Davis and commissioned …

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Reflections of my Father

By Loretta L. Stein, MD I grew up inspired by my father’s genuine dedication and seemingly boundless energy for taking care of patients. I remember hearing him call his post- op patients from home at the end of the day to check on how they were feeling. I recall admiring the prominently displayed thank you cards and gifts from patients …

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A Corpsman Family (Home) Delivery

By Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Chad Belmont My wife Brittany and I had planed to welcome our new born at home with the assistance of a mid-wife, but when our baby decided to arrive earlier than anticipated, I knew what to do; don’t panic, stay focused and rely on my training. And so this past summer I had the good fortune …

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Quick Dermatology Tips

By Lt. Cmdr. Josephine Nguyen, MD, FAAD Department Head of Dermatology, Naval Hospital Bremerton From far reaches of the sea to extreme locales ashore, Sailors and Marines are constantly exposed to the elements on their wide-ranging jobs. From the sun and wind to salt-spray and sand, such conditions impact everyone and can cause unknown damage to anyone’s skin. I specialize …

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