Ever wonder where that reprobate excuse for a doctor disappeared to after he amputated the wrong leg off your uncle? How about the doctor who 86d the appendix when he should have been looking over to the right at the gall bladder? Well, wonder no more.
When doctors find themselves employment-challenged due to medical mistakes, they revert to the default setting– the vAMC. That’s right. You can have the worst medical record in the world, leave a trail of destruction in your wake and still find employment at the vA. The trick? Why, simply keep your license to practice in at least one state.
Most doctors have a license to practice in multiple states so the loss in one is not financially life-threatening. The vA is more than willing to accept you if you are still legal in at least one of 50 states if it comes to that. How comforting to know that you’re getting the best medical care vA can purchase from substandard practitioners.
I never checked the bona fides of the chowderheads that turned me into hamburger helper but perhaps I should have. One young, up and coming fellow named Brent S______ did the two surgeries (#1)that disintegrated and caused me so much grief. I wonder if he moved here from Oklahoma? I will always wonder who made the call to implant the biggest piece of Alloderm they make to hold in my belly considering it was recalled 3 years before they used it. Doesn’t that stuff have a shelf life?
Welcome to vAMC medical care. It’s the model used for the Affordable Health Care Act as far as I can see. And the next time you visit, check to see if they have installed more chairs in the waiting rooms as they did at American Lake VAMC. Dead Vets are Happy Vets, apparently.
P>S. I can’t resist. I know it’s bad form to change posts afterwards but his deserves the add in. Member Mike (who sent me the piece on why he, and you, may not get that new liver) just emailed to tell me something I didn’t know…
Good morning! On your post today, you forgot to mention that the VA employees have Blue Cross medical for themselves. They wouldn’t want to trust their health on some Dr with their degree from the Dominican Republic or Granada.
Notice the shiny new ileostomy bag? Free with every botched anastomosis only at vA.