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Okemos_Veteran74

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Hello,

 

I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  

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Hello there from Shelby Township Mi.  I go to the VA Ann Arbor for 99% of my care.  The VA there has been very good for the most part (exception of wait times)  with mostly university of Michigan doctors doing rounds.  I was in-patient there for 60 days after getting shingles that followed the nerve root into my brain and I was very ill and have multiple permanent deficits as a result .  Many times in the ER there and again great care.  The VA hosp stuck with me all the way after my hospital stay allowing me to rehab inpatient for many weeks post neurologic shingles (Ramsey Hunt Syndrome) .  I served from84-87.  The VA took care of me physically and emotionally and I am very grateful.  

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In MI, 2 days of rain is usually followed by MONDAY. 10 yrs at Dingell VMC, great Care.

Occasional push-back when requesting specific service or treatment from Jr Staff, but the saying "squeaky wheel gets the Grease," has worked for me.

When it comes to Surgery, minor or L & D, I opt for the "Pros from Dover" at Beaumont Royal Oak Mi.

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On 5/17/2018 at 9:32 PM, Okemos_Veteran74 said:

Hello,

 

I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  

I live in Battle Creek, Michigan...I am a surviving spouse. My late husband went to the Battle Creek facility and a couple times went to Ann Arbor for specialized testing and connected doctor visits...he received good treatment both places. However, he had private specialists for his heart, diabetes  and nephrology.  He had a GP at the VA facility he saw every 6 months to renew his meds he got through VA and he saw a psychiatrist there for his PTSD.  He passed away 12/2015.  My profile here says Seaman but that isn't correct. He was E-4 Army and a VietNam Vet 100% SC P&T.

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added rank which is not correct in my profile -neither is seaman

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Hello Persistent, nice to meet you.

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