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I had to post this! I had a routine VA (one year check-up) today and I did not know my VA doctor that was treating me for the last 3 years retired. I walked in with my Kane and the new doctor checked me over for my ailments and asked the routine questions. I kindly answered all questions and then she dropped the bomb, hammer or an unusual question. My VA doctor stated, "I see you have a Kane and you have back problems. Mr.****, you have nice shoes on today, are they basketball shoes. My answer, yes! she then stated, well sir, how can you wear basketball shoes if you cannot play due to your back and many ailments?" I kindly said, excuse me, smiled and exited the building. Is it me or is the VA getting out of control?



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Hello to All,   I had to post this! I had a routine VA (one year check-up) today and I did not know my VA doctor that was treating me for the last 3 years retired. I walked in with my Kane a

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I'd send a message to the patient advocate explaining your experience.  Completely ridiculous.....

I sent a myhealthyvet email to a doctor's department head explaining an experience I had and they reassigned me to another doc.  I explained that I wanted to let them know what happened before I talked to the hospital administrator.

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Unbelievable, just because you are wearing basketball shoes does not mean you are at Golds Gym shooting three pointers all day! Completely out of line. Now, if i were to walk in wearing high heels(being diagnosed with systemic lupus), i could understand, but what do they expect you to wear? I agree with green, file a complaint. The shoes are comfortable and unless you are moonwalking around the examining room thereis no reason to bring up shoes! 

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Man, I probably would have corrected her on the spot and went ballistic, that is a pair of gonads on that woman. Basketball shoes go figure. Ridiculous.  You know they are getting desperate when comments and observations like that happen.

I'm glad you kept your cool, but I would definitely report that behavior in.  If ever a foul statement were said by a so called VA professional, let me correctly address that a "doctor" would go that low.  

Handled with dignity.  Hope that this behavior is corrected and you don't get that level of a doc ever.  

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Yep time to change Docs

Hell over half of our veterans at my VAMC wear tennis/ basketball shoes including myself   Nike & Aasics, there just comfortable shoes, I wonder what she would have said if you were wearing sandals 


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