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Celebrating Veterans Day and Thanking Those Who Have Served Our Great Nation

National Spine and Pain Centers Veterans Day 2016

Today, National Spine & Pain Centers is proud to join people throughout the country who will gather together to remember, to honor, and to pay gratitude to those who have served our country. Our appreciation for their achievements, their courage, dedication and sacrifice is just one small spark in the flame of pride that burns across the nation today and every day. It’s not a lot, but it’s one small way we can honor those who have served so that we can live in freedom. Veterans come from all walks of life and all backgrounds, and through their service they have made an enormous contribution to our nation.

Physician Quotes on Serving Our Country

My 21 years of active duty Army medicine was the most enriching opportunity in my life. I was able to help some of the most courageous men and women in our country both on the front lines in countries like Iraq and at home at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I am committed to bringing the same unwavering respect for the patient into my civilian practice.” ~Dr. Leslie Foster, National Spine & Pain Centers

Dr. Foster earned numerous commendations during his 20-year military career, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Humanitarian Service Ribbon.

The 17 years of service in the US Army Reserves, National Guard, and active duty at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from the ranks of Private to Major have given me perspective in examining all aspects of a situation and fostered a spirit of ingenuity to overcome almost any crises. I bring this attitude of partnership and teamwork to my patients and know that together we can accomplish their mission to not merely survive but thrive. Blessed by the character, bravery and patriotism of the fellow soldiers I have been privileged to serve with, I will forever cherish the opportunity to have served our country and am thankful to be able to apply learned lessons and values to my practice at NSPC.” ~Dr. Mary Babcock, National Spine & Pain Centers

From 2003 – 2007, Dr. Babcock served as teaching faculty for the Physical Medicine residency program and Assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in the departments of Neurology and Internal Medicine. She received a prestigious research award for study in role of botulinum toxin injection in chronic pain and also helped start a therapeutic riding program at Ft Meyers for military amputees.

A Collective THANK YOU

In the pictures below, we have featured some of our staff who have made the sacrifice and commitment to serve our great nation and for those not pictured – including but not limited to Mike Morton Physician Assistant-C (Harrisonburg/Charlottesville VA, United States Navy), Lindsay Lichtsinn (Center Manager, Haymarket VA, United States Air Force), Katherine Hadlow (Patient Service Coordinator, Hagerstown MD, United States Navy), and Anyelina Perez (Medical Assistant Richmond/Fredericksburg VA, United States Army), Yolanda Watkins (Accounts Receivable Representative, Hunt Valley MD, United States Navy)


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