Inside Navy Medicine

What does a Navy Hospital Corpsman know about the Heart?

By Lt. Louis Streb, RN, MSN, Instructor, Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program, Medical Education and Training Campus Editors Note: This story was originally posted February 16,2016 and was updated February 23,2016. Marines know when they’re sent to the front lines, a U.S. Navy corpsman will be right there with them.Hospital corpsmen, better known as ‘DOC,’ are Navy enlisted basic medical specialists under …

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Dental Health and Heart Health

by Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Wessel, DDS, MS, Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology The mouth has been described as a gateway to the rest of the body.  Poor dental health can not only lead to tooth decay and gum disease but it can also have an impact on your overall health. Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a common dental disease caused by …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Wayne Papalski

Editor’s Note: HM1(NAC/PJ/EXW/SW/AW) Wayne Papalski was recently named 2015 Armed Services YMCA Angel of the Battlefield and Naval Hospital Oak Harbor’s Sailor of the Year. He currently serves as the leading search and rescue (SAR) corpsman for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue Unit. He is a national registry paramedic, board of critical care flight paramedic and tactical …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Naval Hospital Bremerton 2015 Jr. Officer of the Quarter Lt. Kathleen Saul, Psychologist

As related to Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs I am currently assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton as Staff Psychologist, division officer for Mental Health Clinic, Squadron Psychologist for Commander Submarine Group Nine (COMSUBGRU NINE) and Submarine Development Squadron Five (SUBDEVRON 5). As a native of Annandale, Virginia and 2004 graduate of Annandale High School, I achieved my …

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I am Navy Medicine: 2015 BUMED HQ Sailor of the Year HM1 Jorge Castilleja

I was born in Baytown, Texas in 1985. I joined the Navy in 2005 because I wanted to see the world and I became a hospital corpsman because of their heritage. I am a sailor by choice, a preventive medicine technician by trade, a hospital corpsman at heart, but most importantly I am Navy Medicine. Development in the Navy is all …

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