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Author Topic: Insanity  (Read 151 times)


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« on: October 06, 2021, 10:47:49 AM »

The inmates are running the asylum.

Last week, when I decided to go outside the VA healthcare system and consult a private doctor, I did so through his network's messaging system. His PA (physician's assistant) responded by telling me she had prescribed an antibiotic, and to come in for a follow-up.

So I called today to schedule a follow-up. Catch-22 -- apparently you can't see a doctor when you're sick, you can only make an appointment for after you no longer have symptoms and don't need a doctor any more.



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Re: Insanity
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 12:31:19 PM »

I heard a recommendation that we go to the system where you pay the doctor while you're well, and stop paying him when you get sick.  When you get well again you start paying him again.

Terry, 230RN

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