NHRMC Physician and Reservist Answers Call to Care for U.S. Navy Sailors

April 22, 2020
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Committed to serving her country and helping patients, Dr. Constance Foreman, a primary care provider with NHRMC Physician Group - New Hanover Medical Group, left on Saturday to care for sailors on a Naval ship in Guam.

Dr. Foreman, who is in the U.S. Navy Reserve, was activated for COVID-19 relief last week. Dr. Foreman said she volunteered to help.  “When I got the call to volunteer, although there was uncertainty involved, I felt that this was a moment that I could make myself, my family, and my community proud,” she said.”

Dr. Foreman, who is a Navy Lieutenant, joined the Navy Reserves in 2015 while still in residency and commissioned into a program called Training in Medical Specialties (TMS), which she said offered service time for her completion of residency. 

Military service is an important part of her family history that Dr. Foreman is proud of, and it inspired her decision to join the Navy. “In my family, I have representatives of all the military branches, but my biological father and two uncles, whom I respect very much, were Marines," she said. “When I was in undergraduate school I learned more about how I could be a doctor and serve in the military, and I also gained understanding about how the Navy and Marines work together and that Navy medical officers care for Marines; I decided that this was how I could honor my family.”

Dr. Foreman was activated two days before she had to depart. “It is a little nerve wrecking to prepare so quickly, but I'm in a great position to do so,” she said. “My NHMG family is very supportive, and once I told them what was to come, the first question I received was "What can we do to help you?" and the next comment was "We are so proud.” With that level of backing it is easy to feel confident.”

When she decided to volunteer, Dr. Foreman said she first talked to her immediate family and then her godparents, two cousins who have also served in the Army, and a cousin who is a retired Air Force captain. “I am so inspired by the things that my family has accomplished, and they encourage me to be my best everyday,” she said. “They are proud and excited for me!”

Dr. Foreman, who expects to be away serving for about three months, said she knows she’s leaving her patients in good care and will see them again soon. She has this message for her patients:

“As I prepare to serve our country, I pray that you are proud of the sacrifice that I am making. I will not be here to care for you personally, but I am leaving you all in good hands. My colleagues at NHMG are just as dedicated to your health as I am. Continue to be safe, take care of yourselves, and I'll see you sooner than you know it.” 
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Great job Constance! Safe travels and deployment.
Thank you for your service. We are proud of you. Stay safe and know we are in this together.
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Thank you for serving our country during this difficult time. As a former Navy corpsman, I am very proud of you!
You are an amazing young lady. This is the best news I've heard all day. Continue to allow your light to shine so others may see and follow. God Bless you.
I am so proud of her. She is my primary care doctor. My son is also in the navy so I totally appreciate what she is doing.
Thank you so much for your service and how much you care for our brothers and sisters in CHRIST. Thank you and see you soon. We really appreciate you.
So proud of you Constance! The military is definitely in our blood. Thank you for your service and all that you are doing.
Indeed, "A Charge to Keep" may God Bless you and Keep you in his Care.
Great work cuz, I was a Petty Officer Third Class,I see your doing the right thing Lt. Foreman stay safe USN in the house smiling.
Constance we are very proud of you. Our family has no shortage of military personnel and you are a great addition to it. Stay safe and God’s speed!
This is awesome news Constance, but I expected nothing less. Sending my prayers of protection with you!!
Proud of you, Constance!
You are able to do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Thank you for your courage and strength.
I’m so very proud of you my dear niece. God is going to use you in a mighty way. Don’t forget we’re all in his mighty hands. Blessings and Love always sweetie.
Thank you for taking care of our sailors! From a Navy Mom (son is a Navy pilot at NAS JAX). Be safe!
I pray that God will bless and keep you!!! Be safe. God bless🙏🏽🙏🏽
“Constance “ Thank you for your
Sacrifice.”God’s Grace will see you through. I pray Blessings and Peace over you ,on your mission.
And, I leave this scripture with you
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray continually
Love, Aunt Janice
Outstanding work Shipmate. Bravo Zulu. Fair winds and following seas. Former HM3 (FMF).
Iam so proud of you you are my inspiration and motivation .Keep doing what you are doing and be the best you can be . Thank you for your service. Love you. God bless. Your father
Thank you for your Service and the great work you are doing in the Medical Field. May God bless you.
THANK YOU for your service. Keep the faith & stay safe.
SO PROUD TO CALL YOU MY DOCTOR! STAY SAFE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! God Bless and I look forward to seeing you when you get back.
I am so proud of you! You will be in my prayers girl!!! Can't wait to see you when you get back!!!
I am so proud of you! Thank you for your service! Keep safe! God Bless You!!! :)
May your Angels shield you and take care of you on this deployment. Look forward to seeing your smiling face soon! God's Blessings and grace.
Thank you, Dr. Foreman, for serving our country, and for being a great doctor! Praying for your safe return.
Dr. Foreman,
Thank you for serving patients (my brother included) and serving our country. Good Luck and God Bless you.
May God walk with you throughout your deployment and THANK YOU for your dedicated service to our country.
May the Lord bless the work of your hands and your service. May He cover you and protect you on your journey.
Dr. Foreman,
May God protect you in His care as you courageously serve our country. We are proud to know you as a caring person and a professional physician. We look forward to seeing you again soon and laughing together. Praying for your safe return.
I am so thankful you are my doctor and I prayed for you while you were gone. I am so glad you are back safely. I am so very proud of you. I have a grandson who is in the Marines.

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