How Is Your Latest Experience With The VA?

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How Is Your Latest Experience With The VA?

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Post by deserttrans » February 3rd, 2019, 10:26 am

Mine has been extremely positive the last year. How about yours?


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Post by Ballistic Therapy » February 3rd, 2019, 10:43 am

I have been going to the Tucson VA since 1984 and have had nothing but positive experiences with them.
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Post by deserttrans » February 3rd, 2019, 11:01 am

It seems the main hospital and the satellite ones here in Phx area have moved it up a notch in the last year or so.
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Post by underw0rld » February 3rd, 2019, 12:12 pm

Had a few surgeries back in Dec 2017- Jan 2018. Was at Hayden for 3 weeks. Was there for both Christmas and New Years so staff was minimal due to holiday weekends. Not being able to walk the time there did drag. Only real issues were the eggs were crap every morning(probably powdered) and the AC was on all night and the paper thin blankets didn't help much.

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Post by deserttrans » February 3rd, 2019, 12:30 pm

Yeah... they say the temperature is kept down to prevent germs. Your in a shirt type thing with your ass hanging out and it is hard to keep warm. It was the same 2 weeks ago. Also the same at Bal Bao Naval in 68, 1st Med outside of Danang in 69 and Des Moines in 71 (USMC). So that has not improved or changed. Of course most all hospitals are that way.
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Post by Viper 1-26 INF » February 4th, 2019, 10:41 am

I go to the Northwest Clinic in Surprise for most of my VA appointments and its always been positive.
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Post by AZ Husker » February 4th, 2019, 11:54 am

After dealing with the eye clinic for two years, I finally got an outside referral. Fixed first time.

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Post by toyhunt » February 9th, 2019, 12:03 am

Flagstaff clinic has been good.I get referred to Triwest for stuff they can't do. They also are very good. They have set up my preferred doctor in summit ortho for my hand problems and any follow ups to fix it.

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Post by DevilDocAZ » March 1st, 2019, 8:16 pm

Phoenix VA still sucks. Well at least the prosthetic dept does. I have to go through them for my nebulizer filters. Called for a week solid and not one single person picks up.

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Post by cool arrow » March 2nd, 2019, 6:14 pm

PCP recommended a colonoscopy as I hit 50, scheduled it, followed the directions, had it done and it went very well.

Only complaint is no call back with the results, but no news is good news, I guess.

Been with the Tucson VA for about 5 years now, had 3 PCP's but service has been very good IMHO

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Post by Ranger1 » March 2nd, 2019, 7:51 pm

Sucks they took me off all my pain killers cold Turkey. They said they don't do long term pain killers. I had to go to a outside doctor to get them.

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Post by Phx13 » March 24th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Usually go to the Gilbert clinic, or the phx hospital if it is something major. Was scheduled to go in for a second shoulder surgery last week, but on the 4th I went in for pre surgery meeting, and they asked how I felt about stem cells. Basically, agreed to try it, and went and got an injection in my shoulder last week. Too short of a time to tell if it will help, but am optimistic.

Overall, in the past 3 years, my VA care has improved.

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Post by Ranger1 » March 26th, 2019, 7:46 pm

I had to go to patients advocate and change doctor again. The one I have now changed my meds with out consulting me or my doctor at Endocrinology.

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Post by Ranger1 » March 28th, 2019, 1:10 pm

So I had to go to my VA appointment this morning. At this appointment I was ask.if I had any guns and how many. I said nope don't have any ,don't believe in them. Be careful when they ask you about things like that. Just tell them with a smile what I told them. That way they just move on. If you get mad about it you are all ready giving them info.

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Re: How Is Your Latest Experience With The VA?

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Post by Ballistic Therapy » March 28th, 2019, 1:25 pm

I have never been ask about guns from the VA.
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