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  • Former chief, long-time DGMC volunteer dies

    Salvatore DiMarco, a fixture in the medical community at Travis Air Force Base, California, died Dec. 10, 2020, at age 85 of heart failure after a battle with cancer.Between active-duty service and volunteering, DiMarco was a part of Travis AFB for more than 40 years.

  • Pathologists: Medicine’s private investigators

    Pathologists are board-certified medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who analyze blood, tissue, cells and body fluids to determine the cause, origin and nature of disease or death. They also monitor testing to answer questions a provider may have about a specimen.

  • Finding breast cancer: The mission of the Mammography Clinic

    A small clinic on the third floor of David Grant USAF Medical Center provides an important service to Tricare beneficiaries: Finding breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer-associated death for women in the United States, according to the website, Breastcancer.org. About one in

  • Hand clinic at DGMC is patient-centered

    “When a patient comes in to see family medicine, family medicine may order X-rays and (laboratory tests) and then they may want the patient to go for therapy. The patient is running all over the hospital trying to find out where to go. Instead, we bring everyone to the patient."

  • Hematology/Oncology clinic provide care

    Travis Air Force Base, Calif. – The oncology and hematology staff members at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, California, emphasize competence, communication and compassion. Focusing on safety and effectiveness is important to the professionals who work to help those in need

  • Air Force trauma surgeons stay current at UC Davis Medical Center

    On a day-to-day basis he provides medical care for civilian pediatric patients. But when the Air Force calls, he swaps his white coat and scrubs for the Airman battle uniform to hop on a military aircraft headed anywhere to treat critically injured service members.