• Battlefield acupuncture providers combine innovation with tradition

    Since 2015 providers with the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland have offered battlefield acupuncture treatments to patients for pain management. The general surgery clinic holds a session every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Diabetes Champion Course

    The Diabetes Center of Excellence offers an unique training experience at their biannual Diabetes Champion Course. The course blends traditional lectures with hands-on skills labs to help providers form process improvement plans to take back to their medical treatment facilities. members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and the Veterans Health Administration all took part in the most recent course.
  • New Reid Health Services Center opens; provides one-stop service

    The 59th Medical Wing celebrated the opening of the new Reid Health Services Center facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 13 on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

    August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Because psoriasis tends to be a life-long disease, it helps to learn about it and see a board-certified dermatologist. A bit of knowledge and help from a board-certified dermatologist can give patients some control over the psoriasis.
  • 59MDW supports breastfeeding moms with facilities and research

    August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  The 59th Medical Wing supports new mothers with access to facilities throughout Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and educational opportunities on breastfeeding their newborns.  This past May, Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Delle Donne, a former Neonatal-Perinatal fellow at San Antonio Military Medical Center, and
  • IMA helps keep education and training on track

    “There’s a very strong sense of service to the medical professionals I instruct which serve the combat warriors who defend the country,” said Capt. Laura Wittman, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee currently serving as a special projects officer in the 59th Medical Wing’s education and training department. “Knowing where I fit into all of that
  • Taking pride in a tradition of honor

    The Air Force Core values can remain with Airmen long after they retire the uniform, David Carter continues to live those values, integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.
  • Bounce forward

     April 10, 2016, 26-year old Staff Sgt. Grant Novotnak arrived at San Antonio Military Medical Center and was forced with reality hearing the dreaded, “you have cancer”.Months after enduring difficulty breathing at night which then evolved into pain in his stomach and throughout his body, Novotnak finally had an answer for the symptoms he’d been
  • Med Techs to nursing program now available

    The 59th Medical Wing is partnering with the Baptist School of Health Professions in San Antonio, Texas, to provide an opportunity for Aerospace Medical Service Technicians to participate in a program that leads to certification as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  Over the last year, nine Airmen graduated, passing National Council of State Boards of
  • CCATT flight makes three point turn

    The 59th Medical Wing executed three back-to-back aeromedical transport missions departing from Joint Base San Antonio July 19, making coast-to-coast stops before returning home two days later. A Critical Care Air Transport Team transferred a burn patient and another suffering from a gunshot wound, both injuries sustained downrange, from Walter

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