Navy Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC)
Taxonomy Code 1710I1002X

Classification: Military Health Care Provider

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A Navy Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) is an active duty Sailor who has successfully completed one of the Navy's specific IDC training programs. IDCs are formally trained and educated to perform primary medical care and minor surgical services in a variety of health care and non-health care settings worldwide under indirect physician supervision. IDCs provide care to Department of Defense operational forces and other supporting forces such as contractors and foreign nationals.


Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy
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Additional Taxonomy Codes from Navy Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC)

  • 171000000X Military Health Care Provider
    Active duty military health care providers not otherwise classified who need to be separately identified for operational, clinical, or administrative processes.
  • 1710I1003X Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT)
    An Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) is specially trained and educated to perform primary medical care, minor surgical services, and treatment of dental disorders for active duty military members in a variety of health care and non-health care settings worldwide under direct and indirect physician supervision. An IDMT may take medical histories, perform physical exams, order lab tests and x-rays, prescribe medications, and give immunizations. IDMTs work under the direct supervision of a physician preceptor when at home station and indirectly when assigned to a Mobile Aid Station, Mobile Medical Unit, remote site, or otherwise deployed specifically as an IDMT. An IDMT may be an experienced Aerospace Medical Service Technician who meets special task qualifications and is recommended for training by the Aerospace Medical Service Functional Manager at their Medical Treatment Facility. IDMTs maintain certification as Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians and as Immunization Back-up Technicians.

Volume numbers are based on primary as well as secondary taxonomy codes of Providers.

Navy Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDC) Ratio per 10,000 Population by State

Data based on 2014 Census Population Estimates. Provider information last updated 10/22/2020

Green Color Indicates no Provider(s) recorded for that state

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The NPI Database was last updated on 10/22/2020 with 6,570,846 records.

Navy Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDC) per State with Population Ratio