By David M. White, Public Affairs Office, Eisenhower Army Medical CenterJuly 29, 2019
David M. White
Public Affairs Office
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Maj. Elizabeth A. Suniega, MD, chief of Soldier Care within the Department of Soldier and Family Medicine at the Connelly Health Clinic and Troop Medical Clinic 4, is being highlighted for her efforts in ensuring the medical readiness of service members across the installation. Several of her initiatives include instituting procedures to streamline "sick call" and specialty physical exam-related processes, as well as enhancing access-to-care for soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines in need of Periodic Health Assessments.
"We want to help make sure that every soldier is medically ready to deploy," Suniega said.
She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and board-certified Family Medicine physician. She joined the Army in May 2009 and PCS'd to Fort Gordon from South Korea in 2017, after graduating residency at Fort Benning in 2016.
In addition to her duties as chief of Soldier Care, she serves as a family medicine faculty provider, working with residents in inpatient and outpatient settings, and serves as a sexual assault medical forensic examiner.
CUTLINE Maj. Elizabeth Suniega, MD, right, chief of Soldier Care, listens June 25, 2019 as Maj. D'Angelo Austin, RN, CNOIC, center; and Capt Jason Frasca, DO, OIC; review data from a recent PHA rodeo, which helped ensure a tenant unit's medical readiness. The trio is part of the leadership team that provides health care to service members at Eisenhower Army Medical Center's Connelly Health Clinic. (Photo by David M. White/RELEASED)
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