Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Family Medicine resident, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif., speaks with a 97-year old man in the village of Ziwa during an outreach mission in Kenya.

Navy Hosts LiveStream Chat with Navy Doctor and Humanitarian Andy Baldwin Today, 2 p.m. EST

Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Family Medicine resident, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif., speaks with a 97-year old man in the village of Ziwa during an outreach mission in Kenya.

By U.S.  Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

U.S. Navy and Navy Medicine will be hosting a LiveStream chat with Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, a doctor and former star of ABC’s “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman,” Monday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. EST.

Baldwin recently returned to the United States after serving in a one-month temporary assignment in Kenya, where he practiced family medicine in the rural areas of the country.

 “With limited resources in these remote and sometimes austere environments, as a health care professional you are forced to practice medicine differently, in a raw and natural way, often times without a conclusive, satisfying result,” said Baldwin in a blog written for Navy Medicine Live last month, http://navymedicine.navylive.dodlive.mil/archives/1067.  ” But the key to measuring results in these areas is not through lab tests, MRIs, or a definitive diagnosis; it is through taking the pain or itch away (even if just briefly), giving someone shoes to wear, making them smile, and often times just giving a person the chance to see an actual doctor for the first time in their lives.”

Baldwin will be available via LiveStream to answers questions from the public and media regarding the U.S. Navy’s mission as a “Global Force for Good,” the role of Navy Medicine in that mission and his latest assignment in Kenya.

Known for his personal philanthropic efforts, Baldwin completed the Nairobi marathon to raise funds for charity prior to returning to the States from Kenya. He will also run the New York City marathon Nov. 6 in another fundraising effort for charity.

Anyone interested in participating in the LiveStream Chat can join via the U.S. Navy Facebook site or LiveStream.  Navy Medicine LiveStream Chat with Navy Doctor and Humanitarian Andy Baldwin

Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin visits with school children in the village of Ziwa during his outreach trip in Kenya.

LiveStream chat allows the Navy to engage with audience in a real-time discussion via the chat function. The primary feature is the live video, which can be viewed within the Facebook platform or on the actual channel itself.

While this is a live event, the Navy is soliciting questions for Lt. Cmdr. Baldwin in advance which can be sent via Twitter to the U.S.Navy (@USNavy) using hashtag #navydr.