Tag Archives: Naval Medical Center San Diego

Five Navy Medicine Moments in April 2017 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile, rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Ensuring lives are saved wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict our medical professionals at work during April 2017. …

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Remembering the War Dispensary, the Forerunner of Naval Medical Center San Diego

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Editor’s note: 2017 marks the centennial of Navy Medicine in San Diego. The following blog commemorates this historical milestone. One-hundred years ago, the U.S. Navy moved to the vacated grounds of the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park to establish a training camp for Sailors destined for the “Great War.”(1) Amidst …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Claudia Cespedes, Clinical Psychologist

By Lt. Claudia Cespedes, Naval Hospital Naples A native of Denver, Colorado, I’m the youngest of 11, and first in my family to join the military and pursue a doctorate degree. While completing my Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology at the University of Denver in 2010, I simultaneously worked with asylum seekers and trauma survivors, that’s really when I developed …

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Instructor Discusses Brain Injury and how IDC’s are Trained

  By Lt. Stephen C. Johnson, D.O., Surface Warfare Medical Institute  I remember the first time I ever saw someone with residual symptoms from having a traumatic brain injury (TBI). I was a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (HM3) at the time, and my co-worker had just returned from OIF 2. When he would visit the acute care area at Naval Air …

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NMCSD Taking the Lead on Mind Body Medicine and Hosting the first Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit

Editor’s Note:  On February 25-26, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) will be hosting the first Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit as a way to equip healthcare providers with the cutting edge in self-care resiliency tools by highlighting the latest research, best practices throughout the DoD/VA and hands-on workshops to introduce various self-care skills such as mindfulness meditation and …

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