Tag Archives: Navy Medicine

Physical Exams: Process Improvement Ensures Individual Medical Readiness

By Jennifer Zingalie, Naval Hospital Guam Those serving in the U.S. Navy are familiar with the Sailors Creed.  Phrases in the creed state, “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America … I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy … I proudly serve … I am committed to excellence …” Every military branch has …

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Naval Hospital Guam’s Medical Laboratory: Highly Reliable Every Day

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Did you know that 70 percent of medical decisions are the result of lab work? Medical lab tests are important for many reasons, including early detection and diagnosis of diseases. They also help providers determine the best course of treatment based on an individual’s needs and genetic makeup. Ultimately, lab tests can help improve …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Patricia Danielle Butler

I’m a Navy Nurse Corps officer and perinatal clinical nurse specialist. In June I departed Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) for Naval Medical Center San Diego and I recently became Assistant Specialty Leader for Maternal Child/Neonatal Nursing to the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps. As a Detroit, Michigan native and Avondale High School 1990 graduate, I enlisted in the United …

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Focus On Vision Safety

By Vision Center of Excellence In this advanced technological age, we remain unable to replicate the gift of sight. Vision is a critical resource for everyone; and, yet, for many DoD personnel that resource has been lost or diminished because of an injury. In addition to combat-related eye injuries, injuries may also occur during military training exercises and when performing typical …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 4

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Meet Cmdr. John C. Biery, Jr., commander, Naval Instillations Command (CNIC), Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor senior medical advisor and the Team Navy physician assigned to the athletes who competed at the 2015 Warrior Games. Biery played sports throughout high school in his hometown of Ottawa, Ohio. …

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