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News | March 22, 2024

National Doctor's Day: Meet Cmdr. Christopher D. Helman

By Khinna Kaminske

In honor of National Doctors’ Day on March 30, Tripler Army Medical Center is featuring one doctor each day this week. The annual observance serves as an opportunity to honor the dedication, skill and unwavering commitment of physicians in providing high-quality care at TAMC and beyond.

Q: How have things changed for doctors in the recent years?
More electronic work and less direct patient interaction.

Q: What’s the biggest challenge you have faced this year? 
Balancing work between Operational Medicine and Hospital medicine along with work/life balance.

Q: What would you say is the proudest moment at Tripler Army Medical Center, and specifically our TAMC over the last year? 
Being asked to serve as Chief of Emergency Medicine and the ability to advocate for our staff, both active duty and civilian. 

Q: What is the most rewarding part of working as physician in your department? 
The ability to care for patients at their most needy, whether truly ill or very concerned, both of which are distressing for patients and their families. 

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