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Medical Home Port: A Shared Vision for Primary Health Care

By U.S. Navy Capt. Maureen Padden, Director of the Medical Home Port Program Management Office The Medical Home Port concept emphasizes team-based, comprehensive care that is designed to fully meet the complete primary care, health and wellness needs of patients. It is a model in which patients are assigned a team of health care professionals who support a comprehensive health …

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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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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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