Navy Medicine Features

I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shibley

By Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shibley, department head of mental health, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune I have always had a deep respect for active duty service members. During my residency,  I worked in a VA medical facility and performed a rotation at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress which allowed me to spend some time at Walter Reed National …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Dayna T. Lobraico

By Lt. Cmdr. Dayna T. Lobraico, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune My father, grandfather and great-grandfather all proudly served in the Army. My father, who was a paratrooper, used to tell me stories when I was growing up of his experiences and my grandfather (who served in the 20th Armored Division in Europe during WWII) could not stop talking about his …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Courtney Pollman-Turner

By Lt. Courtney Pollman-Turner, clinical psychologist, Naval Hospital Pensacola I followed a winding and enlightening road to become a clinical psychologist in the Navy. In 2003, I received a commission as a naval officer through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at George Washington University and reported a few months later bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and a little bewildered to my …

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I am Navy Medicine: Tracy S. Hejmanowski, Ph.D.

By Tracy S. Hejmanowski, Ph.D., Naval Hospital Jacksonville Deployment Health Center I’ve long been invested in deploying personnel because of their strong sense of service and courage. As the program manager and deployment psychologist for Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Deployment Health Center (DHC), I am privileged to work solely with pre- and post-deployers and their families. I have been very fortunate …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Victoria Holzapfel

By  Lt. Victoria Holzapfel, Naval Hospital Beaufort I’m an Arlington, Texas native applying forensic science education to help patients following sexual assault I’ve long been interested in forensic science, especially after taking a course in forensic nursing during nursing school. I didn’t foresee an opportunity to study, pursue or apply it in my practice as a Navy nurse; however I …

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