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Vet´s death highlights urology
clinic wait-time issues

Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Michelle Le Hee Yee

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 5/26/2014 9:49:07 AM

All Gilford Anderson wanted was to find out exactly why his lower extremities, including his genitals, were swelling — and to ask a Phoenix Veterans Affairs doctor whether the swelling was linked to a procedure he´d received last December. Anderson, who had prostate cancer, had been feeling sick since a stent had been implanted. Over the next five months, his body quickly deteriorated and cancer spread through his bones. He tried to make follow-up appointments through the VA to no avail, and desperately tried other avenues like the emergency room and his sister´s oncologist.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MeiDei, 5/26/2014 10:33:23 AM     (No. 9862265)

Isn´t it common practice for the health care provider to review a patient´s records before or during the visit? If it´s not standard procedure then the outcome is inevitable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 5/26/2014 10:46:04 AM     (No. 9862276)

This glorious future awaits us all.

It will almost (but not quite) be worth it to be there when the leftists who signed on for this Obamacare crap finally learn they´ve got their necks in a noose with no escape and are denied medical care, can´t get an appointment months or can´t find a doctor.

I´d love to laugh, spit in their faces and tell them to choke on it!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LAW428, 5/26/2014 11:47:08 AM     (No. 9862355)

The way veterans are treated will soon be the healthcare we ALL receive. I can think of nothing the government has been
involved with that hasn´t been a disastrous mess.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: figowitz, 5/26/2014 11:57:42 AM     (No. 9862371)

Coming soon to healthcare across the US.

THIS is Obamacare & your future.

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