I am Navy Medicine

I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A Few Words from a Navy Medicine Doctor: Being a physician in the Navy affords me the opportunity to take care of a unique population of patients who have served our country in a variety of ways.  My work as an Undersea Medical Officer brought me into frequent contact with young people in the submarine fleet.  Some of my proudest days as …

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I Am A Navy Chief

  Story and photos by Joshua L. Wick | U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs To an outsider it’s just a rank, however the Navy chief, has existed for more than 120 years. Chiefs freely accept the responsibility to bear the traditions and long-standing lineage beyond the call of printed assignment. The Naval History and Heritage Command …

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The Journey of a Navy Medicine Resident

By Lt. (Dr.) Mike Parenteau, General Surgery intern, Naval Medical Center San Diego Wanting to have an adventure and see parts of this country often over looked by many travelers, I set off, one turn of the pedal at a time, on a cross country bike ride from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to Naval Medical Center San Diego.  This trip …

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Sailor in the Spotlight: HM2 Ruth Suarez

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ruth Suarez, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery det. Bethesda *Editor’s note: In support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Navy Medicine Live blog will feature three “Sailor in the Spotlight” to highlight the great work that our Sailors are doing to support the Navy and Marine Corps team. Hometown: General Santos City, …

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I Am a Navy Corpsman

By Paul Ross, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs A 16-year-old picks up a magazine and flips through the glossy pages. He stops at an article about a heroic sailor — a Navy corpsman — who ran through a minefield to save the Marines he served with during Operation Desert Storm. For some people, the story would …

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