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.