View Full Version : Thumbs up for VA medical
01-15-2012, 09:50 AM
Just want to put in a word for the VA medical care. A couple years ago I had a steep drop in income and could no longer afford private health insurance. I signed up for VA medical and I have to say the care given has been top notch all the way. If you are eligable do not hesitate to apply, IMHO.
01-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago. Decided to check with VA. Wasn't sure because I was not disabled or a combat veteran. All has worked out very well. I never have to sit and wait to see a doctor like I did before. Check it out guys.
01-15-2012, 11:49 AM
I checked on it a while ago and was told I could be covered when I needed it. I have insurance through the Police & Fire retirement fund now but if the cost get any higher I may change. The bad part is I have to cover my wife until she can get medicare.
My brother had VA and loves it. ike you guys he has nothing but good to say about it. The prescriptions, glasses etc. are all covered. He says he get better blood test and other test than he ever did with his regular insurance. As soon as my wife is covered by medicare I will be covered by VA as well.
It's not to know they are taking care of the veterans.
01-15-2012, 11:54 AM
You are right about not having to wait long in the waiting room. My problem has been getting an appiontment period! If I have a problem, they say I can't get an appointment for several weeks. I was told that getting a orthopedic operation is nearly impossible. I got my knees X-rayed a month ago and still haven't been able to get in to see an ortho specialist. I am a diabetic and need to see the Doc every 6 months for tests. On several occasions they call me a day or two before the scheduled appoitment and cancel, and it is usually a month or more before I can get another appointment. Things at the VA hospital in Cincy have changed for the better though. Someone must have lit a fire under their butts cause they used to be very unfriendly and treaded us like cattle. Now they go out of their way to be helpful and most will flash a smile once in a while. They even have golf carts to pick us up in the parking lot and ride us to the front door. Then they pick us up and take us back to our cars. Some things are better, but they still have a long way to go. I'm still very thankful that they are there for us. My company went out of business, and without the VA, I would have nothing.
01-15-2012, 12:37 PM
I know the clinic in Lancaster and Columbus are both pretty fast. Also the hospital in Chillicothe is good. I know they said the Dayton one is really busy so that one may not be quite as fast. Still thank god they are starting to take care of us veterans.
They have kept this body on mine able to fish and even though my injuries from Nam are a long time ago they still take care of me right away.
I will say although the lest few years the service sure has picked up.
I owe alot to VA in what they have done for me.
02-10-2012, 01:21 AM
Hey guys I am a new age Vet. OIF 3 tours In my short time in at the VA I have seen huge changes and not just the building. But they way we are treated. I now work for them and I make it a point to make sure each vet I help is treated with respect and dignity. If you ever come up to the Cleveland VA swing by the Police department and ask for Ofc. Coleman.
I will definitely let the higher ups know you all approve!
02-13-2012, 11:49 AM
just went in to the McCaferty ctr for my 34 yr check up. No problems with the service, but they sure are pushing the colonoscophy services right now. Must have alot of periscopes left over from ww2. Only @ 10% but without job and other injuries, these guys are the best. Can't wait for the westside clinic opening on Brookpark rd.
02-14-2012, 12:42 AM
the Parma CBOC is going to be extremely nice and I think it open the last week of Feb. At the Cleveland VA we have the some of the best Ortho and cardio docs in the area. Heck they are the same ones at UH and the Clinic to tell the truth.One of UH's head cardio surgeon works at the Cleveland VA too. I personally saw him sitting next to one of his patients for 23 hrs straight. He went home for 1 hr to shower and shave and was right back there at his bedside. I was able to tell him I have never seen a doc do something like and have only seen anything like while serving with fellow Marines
02-14-2012, 01:13 AM
These guys are great at taking care of old guys. Thats why they are pushing the colonoscopy. Ounce of pevention worth a pound of cure. Had mine a few months ago. They sent me over to the clinic to get it done.
They are now trying to get a million vets to sign up for a research project they are trying to get off the ground. It will go a long way toward helping other vets 10 or 15 years down the road. I signed up last time I was at Wade Park. Check into it next time you are there.
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