Family Medical Services
Luke provides Family Medical Services for our military troops and their families. Our staff includes Family Practice Physicians, Family Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurses. We also provide case management and ancillary support services. Our providers are board-certified licensed professionals and work in military clinics or medical centers. We provide comprehensive medical care to the entire family including preventive medicine, behavioral science and community health. Our staff is knowledgeable in multiple disciplines including every disease entity, communicable diseases, travel medicine, pharmacology, and minor trauma. They perform medical examinations for routine, acute and chronic conditions, injuries from pediatric to adult, and all treatments are provided accordingly. In addition, Luke personnel have the experience to perform a wide variety of medical procedures. Our support staff teach patients and their families how to manage their illness or injury, explain post-treatment home care needs including diet, nutrition, exercise programs and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. In addition, family medical services personnel are certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Women's Health Services
Luke provides a wide range of women’s health services primarily consisting of Obstetrics and Gynecology Services. These services include Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Obstetrics, Lactation Consulting and Health and Wellness. Our staff includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurses who provide comprehensive primary care to women and their babies. Their expertise includes routine gynecological exams, antepartum and intrapartum management, postpartum care and immediate newborn care. Luke OB/GYN personnel have a broad knowledge of normal deliveries as well as their complications. Our staff is experienced in a wide range of medical disorders such as premature birth, forceps delivery, C-sections and fetal death. They are skilled in assessing women’s health issues and the physiological changes in the normal life cycle. Our staff provides care in both the Term Nursery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with routine care of the term well newborn and teaching mothers the care of newborns. The advanced level of care provided to critically ill neonates includes continually observing, monitoring and assessing the patient’s condition. Often it involves life saving measures such as performing resuscitation within established Neonatal resuscitation algorithms; interpreting signs and symptoms of deterioration and initiating corrective action; and performing or assisting with complex procedures. Our staff also provides supportive care to patients and family during terminal illnesses. Luke OB/GYN personnel are licensed and certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
Pediatric Health Services
Luke provides pediatric services at military installations for military families. We staff Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and support staff. Our staff is trained, experienced and certified to diagnose, treat and provide wellness check-ups to children. We manage and provide vaccinations for children and provide the required reporting.
Emergency Medical Services
Luke provides emergency medical services at military and government installations. Luke Emergency Medical Services personnel include Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Emergency Medical Technicians both Basic and Paramedic. They are board-certified licensed professionals trained in all levels of emergency medicine as identified in JCAHO Level I, II or III Medical Treatment Facilities. Our staff performs the full range of emergency medical services including the ability and experience to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries. They provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency patients providing definitive medical care to reduce the emergency medical condition until more specialized treatment becomes available.
Luke manages and staffs military installations with Emergency Medical Technicians, as well as physicians and nurses providing Emergency Room services not only to military personnel but in some instances to the public as well. All emergency medical services personnel assigned to the Emergency Department meet or exceed standards of practice as determined by the authority that governs military medical professionals in the same discipline. Our emergency personnel are certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Blood Bank Donor Programs
Luke’s Blood Bank Donor Program is staffed by Phlebotomists and Technicians with experience in collection and processing of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, apheresis platelets and recovered plasma. In addition, the staff is proficient in setting up mobile collection sites, interfacing with donors and overseeing all aspects of the blood drive.
Luke has been involved in the development, implementation and staffing of several blood donor centers. The first of these centers was Keesler Air Force Base where we employed more Medical Laboratory Technicians and Phlebotomists than any other contractor in the program. This center was involved not only in blood drives at Keesler but at many other locations across the nation as our staff travels to many other bases throughout the year. We have been looked at as the model for other bases to use in similar programs.
The military blood program directly helps military personnel and their family members who need blood or platelets. All units collected stay within the military. Some units will go out with transports as they deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. Some blood, however, will stay locally and be used to help military families at home.
Luke operates medical laboratories for clinics and medical centers. Our laboratory personnel set up equipment and supplies to collect blood samples and perform many tests that aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions such as bacterial infections, blood disorders, cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, kidney and liver diseases. In addition, we screen blood donors and perform phlebotomy services in accordance with the American Association of Blood Bank standards and Food and Drug Administration regulations, policies and guidelines.
Physical Therapy Services
Luke provides complete physical therapy services for the military and their families. Our staff includes Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants/Technicians who provide a full range of therapy from Orthopedic, General Medicine and Surgery, Primary Care, Rheumatology and other referrals. Our therapists test and measure the patient’s strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency. Therapists are also experienced in training and rehabilitation for prosthetics. They plan and prepare written treatment programs based on these evaluations and administer manual exercises to improve and maintain function.
Luke’s Physical Therapy personnel maintain current, unrestricted licenses to practice in the U.S. and its territories. They are certified in Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and possess a background with proficiency in manual therapy and orthopedic care. In addition, they are accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Commission and hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy.
Luke provides a wide range of internal medicine specialties. Our staff includes Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurses and support staff. Our staff provides the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of medical disorders and conditions. The internal medicine specialties we provide include Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Otolaryngology and Audiology. Our internists are board certified in their specialty, have completed residency or fellowship in internal medicine and are capable of performing the full range of services in their field of expertise.
Luke provides full dental services at military installations. We staff the dental clinics with Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Laboratory Technicians who provide care for active military personnel and their families. We also provide Orthodontists and Oral Surgeons. Our Dentists examine, diagnose and treat diseases, abnormalities, injuries and dysfunctional disorders of the oral cavity and its associated structures. Our Dentists also perform routine preventive, periodontal, oral surgery, endodontic and prosthodontic treatment.
Our Dental Hygienists perform oral prophylaxis, provide preliminary periodontal examinations involving diagnostic tests and x-rays, provide oral health education, prepare treatment plans for plaque control and apply topical fluorides and desensitizing agents to the teeth. Each Dental Hygienist is licensed and a graduate of a dental hygiene school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA.
Luke operates a number of pharmacies for military installations. These include outpatient pharmacies and clinical, inpatient pharmacies. We staff pharmacies with certified and licensed Pharmacists who have formal training and experience in pharmacy operations. Our Pharmacists cover inpatient and outpatient duties on all shifts. We also staff Pharmacy Technicians at pharmacies.
Our staff fills inpatient and outpatient prescriptions, supports physicians’ requests, monitors for drug interactions and reports adverse drug reactions. Pharmacy personnel also perform quality improvement duties including drug storage inspection, inventory maintenance and reviewing expired supplies. Luke Pharmacists are registered and licensed.