The posts in this forum are placed by much younger veterans than myself, but "The more things change, the more they stay the same" I could detail my experiences with this regional center, but how it is changing is detailed better by going to the below URL at the News Journal newspaper at Wilmington, Delaware. Maybe I should wait and revise my experiences there? http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/nation/military/2015/03/21/docs-nurses-investigated-whilework-mounts-others-wilmington-va/25137901/
With the trend to outlying clinics staffed by NPs you are wise to take a witness with you. I have just informed my wife she is going to be with me on any appointment except to the hospital and for similar reasons plus.