Spouse21 - Thanks. I've been very happy with VA Boston, but I only use them for annual physical, eye, and hearing exams, and an EpiPen prescript
ion that became absurdly expensive under my Medicare Advantage plan. But I've always had good response and follow-up. I was still working when I applied for my original C&P exam for my Agent Orange benefits claim. The morning of my scheduled exam I got a call from the VA saying they needed to reschedule. I explained I'd already taken the day off work for the exam. A half hour later they called back and said they'd found me an available doctor so I could have my exam that day. Compared to a lot of the negative press about
the VA in general, I thought that spoke well of the Boston VA.
I have an annual appointment with my VA primary care doc in February and will try to get an appointment at Dana Farber before then. Thus far I haven't had to deal with expensive drugs, but that is about
-DX March 2002-PSA 9.4, 5 of 10 cores positive - 30-50%.
-RP April 2002. PT3B N0 MX Gleason=7 (3+4), 75% left lobe; small focus right lobe.
-Post-surgery PSA low of 0.01; slow rise to 0.4 (Aug 2009).
-SRT Jan/Feb 2010. Enlarged lymph node near prostate bed targeted. Casodex 3 months during SRT -PSA 0.00 2010 through Apr 2014; 0.02 Oct 2014; 0.05 Apr 2015; 0.04 Apr 2016; 0.23 Oct 2016
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