I have limited experience with the VA but I can't say anything bad about
them ... pleasantly surprised would be more accurate. I have recently seen a new rheum at the VA. My old rheum was aware and said she only rarely saw patients at the VA. Anyway, they know each other so that was good.
I may have a future need for surgery on my lumbar spine. I will face the choice between the VA and the University if and when the time comes. It is often the case that patients have surgery at the University and almost immediately request transfer to the VA for post-op care and follow-up. Frequently, the same surgeon will do the follow-up care at the VA. So that would be something to consider.
I haven't seen (Seashell) posting much lately. I get somewhat worried about
Dx: Reactive arthritis, PMR, Trigeminal neuralgia
Surgery: ruptured tendon repair (wrist), bilateral knee replacements, microvascular decompression trigeminal nerve, surgery pending for lumbar stenosis
Post Edited (DadCue) : 1/17/2019 11:25:11 AM (GMT-7)