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Naval Medicine Disappoints. Again.

March 08, 2012
If you're not familiar with Naval Medicine- it's where Marine Corps and Navy members and spouses go to get treated by "doctors." By doctors, I mean beauty school drop outs, by beauty school drop outs, they would be lucky to get into beauty school.

It's said that they all graduated at the bottom of their class, which means they are barely doctors. I believe it. I won't list off my laundry list of bad experiences I've had with Naval Medicine since 2008, but I will express my concern and disappointment with it. I was hoping it was only bad at Camp Pendleton, it's bad everywhere.

You're not treated like a human. They could give 2 shits about you. If you go to the emergency room, they'll tell you it's not an emergency. True story.

Today, I went to meet my doctor in Virginia and to get refills on medication that I take for my back and to ask a couple of other questions. Long story short, she told me that it's wrong that I've been on the same pain medication for the past 8-10 years and that there is no one in the world that can prescribe me that on a regular basis (huh?) and that if I have back pain i need to go to a specialist (I did that for 4 years) and that they won't give me medication either. (sooo, why would I go there?)

I left with no answers or referrals. I'll sit here in pain and apparently never have medication ever again.
I asked if they could refer me to a chiropractor. They could refer me but TriCare Prime doesn't cover chiropractors.

I asked if I could try Xanex because I think i'm done denying that i have anxiety. She told me I would have to go to a psychiatric hospital. What the hell are you talking about?

So I left. I just got off the phone with TriCare and there is no possible way for me to see a civilian provider. Note, I switched to a civilian provider in California. Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton also gave me my pain medication. . .

Another stellar experience with Government Healthcare (you people are really voting for this shit?)


1 comment:

  1. "I asked if I could try Xanex because I think i'm done denying that i have anxiety. She told me I would have to go to a psychiatric hospital. What the hell are you talking about?"

    I swear to effing GOD we must have the same doc! Nurse prac? Whatever ... I switched to another doctor. Am never ever happy with military clinics :(

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