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Just Venting About Horrible Care At Vamc

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i know i'm not, by far, the only one who receives horrible care at their VAMC....but i just need to vent. so be forewarned.

i was in a pretty bad car accident on the 19th (not my fault) and was taken to a real ER to be checked out. they did all the normal stuff plus a couple of CT scans and gave me some meds and sent me on my way with orders to f/u with my regular doc. LMAO!!!

so today i saw a prime care doc (mine is gone for 3 weeks). what a waste of 2 hours out of my life that i will never get back. wow. i told her my pain level was a 7 (yes, it hurts still like hell in my neck and head and i have bad dizziness), she asked where it hurt, then told me i probably have whiplash (oh, no shit sherlock), gave me more muscle relaxers after i told her that the ones i have aren't working (she gave me more of the same) (flexeril)....said to give it 3 months and see how i feel and if it isn't any better come back and then maybe they will refer me for PT. omfg.

tomorrow i'm calling a civilian doc and or pain clinic. since the insurance will be paying for this, i'm going to get it treated the real way. i'm only 44 and really don't want neck and head problems the rest of my life and i don't think almost constant dizziness is normal.

ok.....thanks for allowing me to vent.

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Are they serious?! Come back in three months?! You should just let the insurance company pay those bills. Forget trying to get help at your VAMC.

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And remember your regular PCP will return in three weeks.

I'd use the insurance and see another doc.



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Purple,,shame on ya for even wasting ur gas! I would have gone too a private Doc. and then obtain those records and present them too my Primary upon his return or maybe not even. You might not want those records included. Give me private insurance and I'm history!!!! Never to be seen by the VA again. I was involved in an accident and they asked who my ins. carrier was in the ambulance and i told them VA. Would you bring me there??? :lol: Oh no, Sir. Were taking you to St. Josephs. I said ,Coooolll! Peace, William

Rg, the nerve of some people to complain, Huh?? :P


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If the insurance company is paying, why are you even going to the VA.

Go outside. You will be treated better.


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Now I have a question to this how does one tie the two together VA and outside care reason this is something I now have to do due to no reply or resolve from VAMC. And to take all medical records and give to a Physcian and say here you go can you help. I would think this also would be a great undertaking? thank you

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