Vets GET YOUR RECORDS!!!!

I cannot stress this enough and yes you may not know what you are reading… but do like I did… 

Get a copy of all your medical and psychological records from the Veterans administration…

It is my understanding, after I got my copy here after moving to Hawaii…

You are better off, contacting every facility you used and get a copy of those records from them…

When I requested a copy from my last VA health care in El Paso… they didn’t have the stuff from Arkansas, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico… nope they only had my care at that facility on file…

Has that changed, I do not know the answer… I know if you contact the main office on Oahu, they can tell you if they can access all of your records or just the care you received on Hawaii… 

If you want to fight the VA system… GET A FULL COPY of all your care and make sure you have a full copy of your military medical and psych records…. and if possible get your dental records… in case you are awarded 70% or higher which allows you dental care… at least that was what the setting was when I got my dental care, I was at 80%, and all my dental was covered… 

If you do not understand medical jargon like I do, google it, ask for help….

But be fully informed as to what they wrote about you… and if your records are anything like mine, you will find more than one veterans records mixed in with yours… do not destroy those pages, just mark them as not yours, keep them in your file… incompetence is the one thing you can make them fix… well maybe…

JUST A FYI… there are lots of things in my medical records I was never told I had… one of those issues… PTSD… but it is in my records…

Also, no matter what doctors you see, always have a witness with you… so that you can back up any claims you have against the provider, if you think you are being treated unfairly or not properly by health care professionals…

It is not the health care system that is corrupt… but the humans working in it…

Hope this helps any veteran out their fighting for benefits…

I have over 10,000 pages of medical records and I will tell you as a health care provider in the military, I have never seen a bigger cluster fuck than the VA health care system…

TimesUp #MeToo WhyIDidntTell

I Remember… Margie… who refused to roll over and die…

Sgt. USAF DAV