Decatur (Atlanta) Va Medical Center
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I am a new veteran and has been out the military for a month now. I went to sign up for my benefits and see about getting a refill on my anxiety medication. They asked me countless questions insuating that i was insane. I had my medical records with me since i was a new patient but they didn’t want them. They wanted to make their own decision about my health. So i find my self locked in the hospital for 2 days not being able to leave because they misconstrued my words and didn’t want to listen to me. They told me this happens to everyone at least one time. And the other staff told me i would be surprised how often this happened. So beware of this hospital their not trying to help you or listen to why your actually there. While i was there it was man having a stroke in the waiting room and no one cared they rolled him to the door and left him. This placed is not designed to help you so stay away.
This place is horrible. If you are a veteran and need EMERGENCY assistance go-to your local ER. VA. Will pay the bill. I went to my psychologist and was Committed to the psych. Ward. Because I stopped the depression meds that kept giving me suicidal thoughts. The ER technician took my back pack, and said it'll be here in the ER when family come to get it. My family came to get my stuff. Guess what happens next. That's right my bag is missing money and medicine. After being discharged today I went and filed a police report and the OIC said good luck this happens all the time
I highly suggest only going here as a last resort. As a 10 year veteran it's sad to see that our selfless military veterans are being experimented on. When having surgery I really believe we should at least have real doctors and not residents aka students in training. My experience was the first and last. I had to have surgery on my small finger due to a flex tendon injury. The doctors during surgery was not sure what to do as he was asking the trainer. On one occasion the trainer actually told him to just leave it referring to either a nerve or tendon he was trying to figure out where to repair. The outcome almost 2 months after surgery is the finger next to my small pinky not being able to full open and now it's stuck in a L shape. The only finger that should be this hard to open is the small finger
At 9pm we just got here. Couldn't park near the emergency room, only handicaped parking. We go around the corner and in the parking garage. They have more handicapped spots but then they blocked off the rest of the parking. We had to park to far side of the building and walk uphill to get in the building. I'm glad it's not raining, snowing or we are not flu type sick and we make the walk. The lady in the waiting room next to me was explaining to the gentlemen that she was with that the lady at the counter said they should be next. I asked her how long they had been waiting. She said they had been waiting since 9am this morning. FML! This place sucks and we only just got here. I'll review again if and when we get to see a doctor.
11/3 to provide an update we were there from 8pm - 3am. The dr was very thorough and very good though.
Very large facility. One of the most used VA system in the nation. You can expect to wait. Sometimes it's
confusing and hectic. I've been
coming here six year's.