TriWest Urges Military Families to Thank their TRICARE Doctors

Doctors' Day is on March 30

Mar 14, 2012, 11:45 ET from TriWest Healthcare Alliance

PHOENIX, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With Doctors' Day approaching on March 30, TriWest Healthcare Alliance wants to encourage all military families to join in by sending one important message to their TRICARE providers:

Thank you.

Thank you for joining TriWest's mission to serve our nation's military families, by joining the TRICARE network. Thank you for being the reason Service members can complete their jobs across the country and around the world. Thank you for giving them the peace of mind that their spouses and children are cared for back home.

On a Mission to Serve
TRICARE providers join for one main reason. They're on a mission to serve those who serve our country. They work with military spouses, children with deployed parents, and even the Service members themselves.

"I've always wanted to be in the military, I've always wanted to serve. And what better way than to be a physician that can help treat and serve those that are serving our country?" said Mark Lenthe, D.O., of the Tanner Clinic in Utah.

The rewards of service to TRICARE patients are exponential.

"I don't think there's any better service that I can provide, at this point in my life, than to assure the war fighters and their families that we're going to be here, no matter where the war fighters have to be deployed," said Paul Echols, M.D., a surgeon at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

Thank a Doctor on Facebook!
Military families can give their special doctors a public shout-out through TriWest's Facebook page.

  • Simply go to
  • Then select the "LUV UR DOC" tab on the left-hand column.
  • Leave your public shout-out!

Doctors and military families can also visit to watch stories of other TRICARE doctors who have chosen to serve our nation's military families.

About TriWest
TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do "Whatever It Takes" to support the healthcare needs of 2.9 million members of America's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest provides access to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE West Region. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or visit for more information.

SOURCE TriWest Healthcare Alliance