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Are Va Docs Flipping Patients?

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When you go to the VAMC, does your primary care doc actually check you?

I wanted to pose this question to members of the Hadit family because I had a recent series of visits which sparked this question.

Visit 1: Primary care doc only listened to me tell him what's wrong, but did not check anything else.

Visit 2: Primary care doc was out. Alternate doc listened to my chest, checked my ears, nose, throat, etc...

Visit 3: Follow up visit - Primary care doc again only listened to me tell him what's wrong, but did not check anything else.

Anyone else have this happen to them too? I know the VA docs are encouraged to "flip" patients (turn them around asap), but this seems crazy...

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Get him in Get him out. ............. Next.

Mass Produced Triage (Medicine)

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I have not experienced this. My PCP has always been attentive to my needs. Recently had a piss poor experience trying to get the authorization referral paperwork for a routine eye exam MAILED to me or FAXED to the eye doc. Long story...you would not believe the BS I had to go through. Gaffed off by fee basis office AND patient advocate office. Next week I will be paying their supervisors a visit in person to see their reaction. If I can keep me cool....someone will lose a job over what transpired this past week.

Don't mess with the Loose Cannon...I am retired & have plenty of time to go "up the chain" whenever needed.


"No better friend, No worse enemy"

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YEP. seems like everything is on a de minimus scope. Last time I went for an appt, the nurse seen me, and was relaying info to the doc, who I guess was down the hall. I didnt even see his face. I complained upon arrival with toenail pain, and back pain. They didnt even achnowledge the back pain, and told me I had to wait until my yearly physical then they would see what could be done. I went for my yearly physical a few days ago, and upon arrival was told the whole clinic was cancelled/ So they rescheduled me. its getting crazy.

I sometimes wonder if it would be better to move away from an area close to a large va hospital, so I clould go to a civillian run clinic, that the VA pays for.

I was told that my doc in central texas sees around 15,000 patients a month.

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Sierra63 - Nice word dude! Impressive.



P.S. - You'd be better off opening a "pot shop" in Colorado..$$$$...hee-hee!

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