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  • 59th MDW: PTSD Awareness Month

    The month of June marks Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness month. Many people know of PTSD, but may not fully understand how it affects people. It can affect those suffering from it differently, and it is important to understand that PTSD is more than a diagnosis. “There are a particular set of symptoms that may transpire, but when trauma
  • 59th MDW: SAUSHEC urology residency program director named Urologist of the Year

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Allam, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium urology residency program director, was named Urologist of the Year by the Society of Government Service Urologists of the American Urological Association, March 2021.The 59th Medical Wing commander coined Allam April 19, 2021, for his outstanding
  • 59th MDW: “To make a difference that impacts the world”

    “She is the heart and soul of this operation,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kevin White, 59th Medical Wing COVID-19 vaccine coordinator. “Master Sgt. Godfrey is the first one here and she’s the one that gets the operation started every day.” Master Sgt. Latanceia Godfrey, 59th MDW COVID-19 vaccine clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, coordinates more
  • 59th Medical Wing members welcome Air Force Nurse Corps chief as new commander

    Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder took command of the 59th Medical Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy Auditorium here April 29, 2021. The outgoing commander is Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, who leaves here for Washington D.C. to serve as the next Deputy Surgeon General of the Air Force.Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb
  • 59th MDW: How to obtain my medical records

    The 59th Medical Wing serves more than 240,000 beneficiaries with a team of only 12 Airmen and civilians who maintain medical records.The TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration office, located on the third floor of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, creates, maintains and quality checks all written medical records, and handles medical
  • 59th MDW logistics and immunizations working together for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine

    The San Antonio Military Health System's first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived at about 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.As the vaccine arrived, the immunizations team was awaiting final guidance from the Defense Health Agency. Once the guidance, training, and
  • San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium graduation

    Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander, provides opening remarks at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Graduation, Fort Sam Houston Theater, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 14 Dec 2020.
  • 59 MDW offers telehealth through COVID-19

    Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the 59th Medical Wing has remained operational adapting to the current situation the world is facing. Many clinics have telehealth appointments available, ensuring patients can still receive the care they need while social distancing or in quarantine.Scheduling a telehealth appointment is similar to scheduling an
  • Flu shot is available at SAMHS

    Capt. Sheniqua Fortune, 59th Surgical Operations Squadron same day surgery and post anesthesia care unit clinical nurse, administers the flu vaccine, Dec. 2, 2020, in the atrium of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Getting a flu shot annually helps reduce the overall impact of contagious respiratory
  • Mental Health during COVID-19: 'You're not in this alone'

    Since the beginning of this year many have experienced an intense amount of change. There is no question of the emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on people.As important as washing your hands, socially distancing, and wearing a mask is, your mental health is also important.San Antonio Military Health System mental health professionals
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