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The 72d Medical Group supports the wartime and in-garrison medical capabilities for HQ Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, the 72d Air Base Wing, and more than 45 associate units assigned to six major commands, including the largest flying associate wing in Air Combat Command, the Navy's Strategic Communications Wing ONE and several Defense agencies. The 72d Medical Group provides health services for more than 64,000 beneficiaries. The 72d Medical Group is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Mission: Enable Medically Fit Forces, Provide Expeditionary Medics and Improve the Health and Wellness of Team Tinker

Vision: Empowered Airmen Delivering Patient-Centered, Mission-Focused Trusted Care

The group is comprised of four squadrons:

The 72d Dental Squadron (DS) provides a full range of dental services for active duty military members including general dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. Families of active duty military are highly encouraged to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program to obtain dental care from civilian dentists, as space-available dependent care is extremely limited. Likewise, dental care for retired military and their family members is very limited and should not consider the 72 DS as their primary source of dental care.

The 72d Medical Support Squadron (MDSS) consists of six flights providing resource management, TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration, medical readiness, medical information services, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and logistics - which includes medical equipment repair and facility management. The 72 MDSS supports healthcare delivery by managing a group budget of $32 million and manpower programs for more than 500 staff members. The managed care program supports an enrolled population of 17,000 amounting to approximately 161,000 annual patient visits. Additionally, the squadron provides ancillary services with a $10.2 million pharmacy budget servicing 25,000 prescriptions a month, diagnostic imaging with an average of 800 images monthly and laboratory services with an average of 16,000 tests monthly.

The 72d Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) provides comprehensive primary care and limited referral and space-available subspecialty care to TRICARE-enrolled patients at the medical group. MDOS is comprised of four flights providing the following services: Family Health, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Chiropractic, Immunizations, Family Advocacy, Substance Abuse Counseling and Mental Health. They have a combined strength of nearly 150 assigned personnel. Combined, these clinics average more than 161,000 patient visits per year.

The 72d Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS) enables combat power through disease prevention, medical intervention, occupational and environmental health programs and preparation for medical contingencies. A staff of approximately 150 healthcare professionals, organized into seven flights, provide flight medicine services, preventive integrated health care through public health, bioenvironmental engineering, optometry, audiology and health and wellness center activities. The 72 AMDS also boasts the Air Force’s largest Occupational Health Program, serving nearly 9,000 personnel on Tinker AFB.

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The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program ends on Dec. 31, 2018. You can enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) during this year’s Open Season (Nov. 12 to Dec. 10) for coverage beginning in 2019. Visit: #TakeCommand" target="_blank">https://go.usa.gov/xQ3hZ #TakeCommand</a>
Department of Defense Releases Annual Report on Military Suicide. Read more here: www.pdhealth.mil/news/blog/department-defense-releases-annual-report-military-suicide
Our nation’s independence was made possible by the founding fathers who fought for it. Today the AFMS continues the fight to defend freedom. Wishing everyone a happy Fourth of July!
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July--hot weather, hot fireworks & hot dogs! And also some hot classes from Family Advocacy! If you are a parent of a child from 2 to 6 years old, needing to add a few simple discipline techniques to your parenting repertoire, sign up now for 1-2-3 Magic class! If your parenting journey is just about to begin, Baby Basics starts the end of this month. Lots of great information to ease the road ahead! Once baby arrives, we have really fun experiences for you & your child up to age 5 years old at Rhythm Kids/Playgroup & Storytime/Playgroup. (We normally meet the first 4 Thursdays of each month, but we are skipping the 4th of July week.) And for anyone, parent or not, sometimes we all encounter things that stress us out or make us angry. Learn how to manage better in our H.A.S. class (Healthy Thinking, Anger, Stress & Self-Care. Power to Change starts in July too. This is a class for anyone interested in learning more about the tragedy of domestic violence. Maybe you are a survivor yourself, or perhaps you have a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, or even a relative back home & you&#39;d like to learn how to be a better helper. This 5-session class can help you! And by the way, did you know we have a 24/7 Domestic Abuse Hotline? (405) 256-2825. Our compassionate & extremely knowledgeable Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA) can answer questions and guide victims & helpers alike to services. Active duty & dependents can have ongoing DAVA services if requested. For more information, email: kathleen.j.atlee.civ@mail.mil or call to sign up at (405) 582-6604. No sign ups needed for the playgroups, just show up at the Tinker AFB Homes Balfour Beatty) Community Center. All services listed above are open to anyone with access to Tinker AFB.
The Occupational Medicine staff says farewell today to the best Chief Nurse ever. Col Melissa Smith you will be greatly missed!
As a reminder, the 72d Medical Group will be closing tomorrow at 11:00 am and will re-open at 7:00 am on Monday morning. All Appointment Operations, Pharmacy, Lab, and Radiology will also close at 11:00 am. As always, if you have an urgent medical issue, contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-(800)-TRICARE, opt 1 to speak to a nurse. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
Summer brings hot weather, vacations, BBQs, pools parties & more. With a busy summer ahead of you, it's important to maintain healthy habits. Here are a few ways to keep your health goals on track this summer! Fill your plate. Summer gardens & farmer markets cangive an excellent opportunity to fill our plate with fruits and vegetables. It can also be a great time to try something new! Try something new. Summer is a great time to try new activities both indoor & out! Try hiking a new path, taking a new class at the gym, having a day at the lake, or just taking a walk in a new place. Have a heart healthycookout. Try something new at your cookouts this summer by cooking up fish, turkey burger, or even just opting for lean ground beef. Add vegetables when you can or, try going meatless for the night with veggie kabobs & mushroom burgers! Vacations can behealthy too. Plan activity into your travels this summer. Whether it's planning a run in a new place or taking along a football or Frisbee make sure you stay active. Healthy snacking is also possible on vacation. Instead of packing the car with chips & sweets, consider packing apples, grapes, raisins, nuts, seeds, & whole grain crackers as an alternative. Learn more about staying on track with your healthy habits this summer with Tinker CHPS at an upcoming event: Healthy Eating on the Go 2 Jul at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 Keith Howard C/R (1AH1-99A) 18 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001FM C/R (1AG-83A) 27 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 FM C/R (1AG-83A) Being Super Market Savvy 11 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 564 AMXS Small C/R (2Y-48 C2) 20 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 564 AMXS Small C/R (2Y-48 C2) 30 July 30 at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 423rd SCMS C/R (1AB1-101A) Physical Activity Across the Lifespan 13 July 13 at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 PK C/R (2AH-78A) 23 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 FM C/R (1AG-83A) Wellness Screenings 3 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 3001 CHPS Lighthouse Office(O73) 5 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 3001 CHPS Lighthouse Office(O73) 10 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 3705 C Bay Breakroom (Post F17) 17 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 9001 Y33 Breakroom 24 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 3001 F100 Break Room (Post S75) 31 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 1083 Room 201 *SECURE BUILDING* ***JULY SPECIAL*** Bring yourcurrent HRA Wellness Profile Certificate to any CHPS health education class or wellness screening in July to receive a FREE digital meat thermometer. You can complete & print your HRAcertificate at AFMCwellness.com If you have questions about the upcoming classes or screenings, please contact Tinker CHPS at (405) 582-6817, Bldg. 3001 Post O73 or CHPSTinker@foh.hhs.gov
Melons and squash and tomatoes, oh my! From Oklahoma City to Tulsa and Ardmore to Bartlesville, Oklahomans have dozens of options to shop for local, fresh ingredients at the farmers market. Just in time for summer produce, Shape Your Future, a program of TSET, that encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more & be tobacco free, offers a free resource to help Oklahomans get familiar with local markets. The webpage shapeyourfutureok.com/eat-better/farmers-market/ includes farmers market tips, videos and more for first time farmers market visitors & market pros. The site also offers an interactive map to showcase markets statewide, and highlights markets that accept SNAP, Senior Nutrition Farmers Market Program, and Double Up Oklahoma benefits. Once you stock up at the market, be sure to fill half your plate with fresh fruits and veggies at meal time. Not sure what to cook? Get inspired by a Shape Your Future recipe by clicking here shapeyourfutureok.com/eat-better/recipes
This Friday, 29 June, patients of the 72d Medical Group will be unable to access our world class medical services between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:30 pm. Flight Medicine sick call will still be available from 6:45 am to 7:30 am, and all Appointment Operations, Pharmacy, Lab, and Radiology will be open until 11:00 am. In order to avoid any delays in your medical care, consider using our automated ScriptCenter machines available in the BX Food Court or Bldg 3001 to refill your medications. You may also contact your provider team 24/7 via our Secure Messaging program at <a href="https://app.mil.relayhealth.com/." target="_blank">https://app.mil.relayhealth.com/.</a> All services will resume at 7:00 am on Monday, 2 July. As always, if you have an urgent medical issue, contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-(800)-TRICARE, opt 1 to speak to a nurse. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
Good Afternoon FB! Rebuilding Together OKC provides homeowners with critical home repairs & safety modifications at NO COST such as grab bars, accessibility ramps, handrails, bathroom remodels, roofing, weatherization, some heating & air-conditioning repairs, and more by certified contractors. Military members & Veterans must own the home and be living in it (Oklahoma City and surrounding area). Income not a factor. For an application or additional information, contact Lori Mayhue, Development Officer at (405) 607-0464; lmayhue@rebuildingtogetherokc.org.
Artificial trans fats, widely linked to heart disease, are officially banned. Read more here: www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/18/artificial-trans-fats-widely-linked-to-heart-disease-are-officially-banned
Good Morning Facebook: 14 new products were added to Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS)’s High-Risk Supplement List. See which ones were added at www.opss.org/media/opss-high-risk-supplement-list
#Preworkoutsupplements might seem tempting, but make sure you read the label & know what to look out for. Use this guide from Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) before you buy!
Family Advocacy reminds you, it&#39;s a dangerous time of year for young children & babies. Each year dozens of children die from being left in a vehicle alone. It doesn&#39;t take very long for a car to heat up to lethal temperatures, even with the windows cracked. More than half the young victims were forgotten by their parents, a baby-sitter, or other caretaker. Stay alert and keep everyone safe. Look before you lock-is your child still in the car? Keep a Teddy Bear or other stuffed toy in the car seat. When you put your child in the car seat, move Teddy up front next to you to remind you your child is still in the back. Put your phone in the back seat. When you look for your phone, you will see your child. Tell your daycare to call you immediately if your child has not arrived as scheduled. For more information on child safety, call Tinker AFB Family Advocacy, (405) 582-6604.
Create Your Emergency Plan Now for #NationalSafetyMonth! Unfortunately, about half of adults in the United States do not have the resources & plans in place for a possible emergency. Families can make emergencies less stressful by preparing in advance & working together as a team. Create family communication & disaster plans by considering the following tips from the CDC: * Make sure all family members know emergency telephone numbers like the fire department, police station, nearest hospital & emergency contact * Know what types of emergencies are likely in your area & the best way to respond * Determine the best escape routes from your home - find two ways to get out of each room * Practice your disaster plans by running drills with the whole family to include your pets Find more information here: www.cdc.gov/phpr/areyouprepared/plan.htm You can also learn more from CHPS during their &#39;Nature&#39;s Hazards&#39; Class! Attend one of the upcoming sessions: 13 June/1100-1130/Bldg. 3001 564 AMXS Small C/R (2Y-48 C2) 20 June/1530-1600/Bldg. 3001 CHPS Lighthouse Office (O73) 22 June/1100-1130/Bldg. 3001 FM C/R (1AG-83A) Additional June events from CHPS can be viewed on the online calendar at AFMCwellness.com For additional information about the CHPS classes & services, please contact Tinker CHPS at (405) 582-6817, visit their office in Bldg. 3001, Post O73, or via email at CHPSTinker@foh.hhs.gov
72d Medical Group Change of Command ceremony.
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