Thread: VA Medical Care
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:53 PM   #5
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Re: VA Medical Care

I went and was not impressed. I have a pretty good pain managment doc but thought I'd see what VA had to offer. It turned out not much. The doc didn't seem to know much, and the prescriptions that I was taking weren't available. I'm with Dupree, they can learn on someone else's spine.

On the more trivial side, parking at the DC VA is horrible, and the ladies' room I used smelled worse than a two-bit tavern or truck stop. Getting there requires going through some pretty skeevy neighborhoods. The whole experience reminded me of what one of my shipmates told me once: I have free healthcare, too bad I'm afraid to use it.