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This VA is so much better than the one my husband and I are at now. This VA actually cares about their veterans and do their best to take care if their needs. I wish we were able to transfer back.
I have to use a wheelchair there but there is not a lot of accessible parking for patients if you don't want to use valet parking. A lot of the parking are taken by employees some using handicap parking permits that aren't theirs. And if a wheelchair patients have to use the new parking lot or lot 6(the big lot on the hill) for manual wheelchairs sidewalks are not accessible, from lot 6 you can only use the road next to boiler plant to west entrance and back other end of lot will throw you on the road or break your wheelchair. The call boxes in lot 6 you can't use because curbs that they are on are not accessible or reachable. You have to sit in the road and if you can get a shuttle if it is not a driver in a green uniform, all the rest are volunteers and are not insured to transport wheelchair patients and you or the volunteer is not covered if you or the driver gets injured. Several outer buildings or offices are not wheelchair accessible either or they are not very safe for manual wheelchair users.
I am a veteran that prefers to not be in pain nor on heavy narcotic medications but many doctors seem to be afraid to issue weak narcotics or alternative pain relieving sources. Torture may be against the Geneva convention rules but acceptable for veterans at this VA hospital. While the Lexington KY VA hospital doctors seem to be very happy to help you with non-narcotic pain relieving sources or to suggest alternative non-conventional and conventional prescription and or OTC medications with other exercises or devices as quickly as possible, and try as quickly as possible to find the source or causes of the pain. When the LVAMC in my experience they take at times 2 to 25 years before they even believe that you are in pain. Nor believe at times what the tests prove and play the problem off as nothing at all is wrong. Doesn't help when they a discouraged from doing the tests or giving help either. To me long-term inexpensive pain medications or tests can be less expensive then later rehabilitation that is usually or long-term and costly in the long run and future problems that could have been prevented by listening and being able to do what they were trained for. Over all there is good people and good service a lot of the time i have met doctors and staff there that rate from diamonds and gold to lead and river rocks and play dough, some are great and have their hands tied and others are useless and don't care most of the time.
Richard Lucas. Went in for CT scan. I thought he was a nice guy. BUT, when I asked a couple of questions he began lying and said he felt threatened. Didn't get CT scan. Like a lot of veterans my service to our country is not appreciated. Horrible experience.
Excellent Service and Care. Thanks for taking great care of us Veterans. God bless you all.
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