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2016:

  • May 27
  • July 5
  • Sept. 2
  • Nov. 25
  • Dec. 27

2017:

  • May 26
  • July 3
  • Sept. 1
  • Nov. 24
  • Dec. 26

2018:

  • May 25
  • July 5
  • Aug. 31
  • Nov. 23
  • Dec. 24
  • Dec. 31

59th Medical Wing News

Photo essay: Wilford Hall specialty care

Airman 1st Class Dolan Daggett, 59th Radiology Squadron, computed tomography tech, prepares to perform a CT scan at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Computed tomography is an imaging procedure that uses special X-ray equipment to create detailed pictures, or scans, of areas inside the body. It is a fast and highly-detailed imaging method. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Airman 1st Class Dolan Daggett, 59th Radiology Squadron, computed tomography tech, prepares to perform a CT scan at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Computed tomography is an imaging procedure that uses special X-ray equipment to create detailed pictures, or scans, of areas inside the body. It is a fast and highly-detailed imaging method. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Senior Airman Christian Veckey, physical medicine technician, 59th Medical Operations Group, wraps a patient’s hand during rehabilitation therapy at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Occupational therapists at Wilford Hall provide therapeutic and rehabilitation services for upper extremity pathologies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Senior Airman Christian Veckey, physical medicine technician, 59th Medical Operations Group, wraps a patient’s hand during rehabilitation therapy at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Occupational therapists at Wilford Hall provide therapeutic and rehabilitation services for upper extremity pathologies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Senior Airman Blake Pfaff, medical technician, 59th Medical Operations Group, places a colonoscope in a high-level disinfection machine at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 
59th MDW Gastroenterology Clinic provides a variety of endoscopy services including upper endoscopies, colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, and enteroscopies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Senior Airman Blake Pfaff, medical technician, 59th Medical Operations Group, places a colonoscope in a high-level disinfection machine at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 59th MDW Gastroenterology Clinic provides a variety of endoscopy services including upper endoscopies, colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, and enteroscopies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Staff Sgt. Sabra Hay, a cardiopulmonary respiratory technician with the 59th Medical Specialty Squadron, puts a patient through a cardiac stress test at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The test checks the electrical conductivity of the heart during exercise. It can help diagnose blocked arteries. Cardiology services at Wilford Hall include a full range of non-invasive cardiac testing and diagnostics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Staff Sgt. Sabra Hay, a cardiopulmonary respiratory technician with the 59th Medical Specialty Squadron, puts a patient through a cardiac stress test at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The test checks the electrical conductivity of the heart during exercise. It can help diagnose blocked arteries. Cardiology services at Wilford Hall include a full range of non-invasive cardiac testing and diagnostics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Capt. Jamie Deluca, audiology clinic chief for the 59th Surgical Specialties Squadron, performs a balance test on a patient who experiences dizziness at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The Wilford Hall Audiology Clinic provides comprehensive hearing and balance assessment services to active-duty personnel, retirees, and eligible family members. A referral is needed to receive hearing or balance services. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Capt. Jamie Deluca, audiology clinic chief for the 59th Surgical Specialties Squadron, performs a balance test on a patient who experiences dizziness at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The Wilford Hall Audiology Clinic provides comprehensive hearing and balance assessment services to active-duty personnel, retirees, and eligible family members. A referral is needed to receive hearing or balance services. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Capt. Danielle Neal, dermatology resident, 59th Training Squadron, provides laser treatment to a patient at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The Nd:YAG laser is used to remove hair in patients with certain medical conditions. The clinic diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membrane. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Capt. Danielle Neal, dermatology resident, 59th Training Squadron, provides laser treatment to a patient at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The Nd:YAG laser is used to remove hair in patients with certain medical conditions. The clinic diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membrane. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Dr. Brian Webster, chiropractor, 59th Medical Operations Group, adjusts a patient’s lower back at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The chiropractic clinic offers services to active duty members who experience skeletal pain, muscular-related problems, or neurological symptoms like sciatica and neuritis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Dr. Brian Webster, chiropractor, 59th Medical Operations Group, adjusts a patient’s lower back at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The chiropractic clinic offers services to active duty members who experience skeletal pain, muscular-related problems, or neurological symptoms like sciatica and neuritis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Lt. Col. Samuel Spear, chief of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery with the 59th Medical Operations Group, performs a microscopic examination of the external ear and eardrum at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Otolaryngology head and neck surgery, often known as ENT (ear, nose, and throat), is a diverse specialty that encompasses the medical and surgical treatment of many diseases affecting the head and neck. The ENT clinic treats a variety of problems, including sinuses, tonsils, ears and hearing, facial aesthetics, and other issues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Lt. Col. Samuel Spear, chief of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery with the 59th Medical Operations Group, performs a microscopic examination of the external ear and eardrum at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Otolaryngology head and neck surgery, often known as ENT (ear, nose, and throat), is a diverse specialty that encompasses the medical and surgical treatment of many diseases affecting the head and neck. The ENT clinic treats a variety of problems, including sinuses, tonsils, ears and hearing, facial aesthetics, and other issues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Senior Airman Jordyn Hickok, an aerospace medical technician with the 59th Medical Specialty Squadron, mixes extracts at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Extracts are tailored to help treat patients with specific allergies. The allergy clinic at Wilford Hall provides evaluation and diagnostic assessments of allergy-related diseases for active-duty members and beneficiaries assigned to Joint Base San Antonio. Services include evaluations for allergic rhinitis, allergy shots and food allergies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Senior Airman Jordyn Hickok, an aerospace medical technician with the 59th Medical Specialty Squadron, mixes extracts at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Extracts are tailored to help treat patients with specific allergies. The allergy clinic at Wilford Hall provides evaluation and diagnostic assessments of allergy-related diseases for active-duty members and beneficiaries assigned to Joint Base San Antonio. Services include evaluations for allergic rhinitis, allergy shots and food allergies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Maj. (Dr.) John Stowers, general surgeon, 959th Medical Operations Group, speaks to his patient before performing a lipoma removal procedure at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Staffed with 11 personnel, the section performs between eight and 11 procedures each day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)
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Maj. (Dr.) John Stowers, general surgeon, 959th Medical Operations Group, speaks to his patient before performing a lipoma removal procedure at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Staffed with 11 personnel, the section performs between eight and 11 procedures each day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas --

The 59th Medical Wing’s Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the Defense Department’s largest outpatient medical center. In addition to a wide range of primary care services, Wilford Hall offers more than 100 specialty care and outpatient surgical services including allergy, audiology, chiropractic, orthopedics, radiology, dermatology, refractive surgery and more.

For more about the specialty services, click through the photo feature above and visit www.59mdw.af.mil.