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Dallas VA expands Veteran access, choice with new evening health care option

Choice Access


U.S. Army Veteran Brett Baker didn’t have to take any time off from his job to meet with his new primary care provider at Dallas VA Medical Center on an unseasonably cold Tuesday. Baker also secured a prime parking spot and enjoyed a line-free clinic check-in process within mere minutes, thanks to an innovative evening and night primary care option: Bravo Clinic.

Center talk explores VA's commitments to LGBT healthcare

LGBT Healthcare


Even with federal government policy seemingly fluctuating with the whims of the White House, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ) remains committed to administering the healthcare needs of LGBT patients, according to a VA staff member who spoke Jan. 18 at Center on Halsted about the intricacies of that work.

Former top Cincinnati VA hospital doc guilty of improperly writing prescription

Dr Barbara Temeck


A career VA administrator and surgeon, Temeck was charged with three counts of improperly writing prescriptions for controlled substances for a friend who also is married to a former high-ranking VA official. Temeck testified that she had been long involved in the friend’s medical care and did nothing wrong. She also says Glassman pursued the case as part of larger VA retaliation against Temeck’s efforts to crack down on how the Cincinnati VA had been run.

Partnership allows VA to reach more Veterans with services, supplies

Veterans with Services Supplies


Knitted inside every pair of Bombas socks, there’s a message that reads, “Bee better.” Bombas’ slogan serves as a reminder to the company’s customers that for every purchase they make, another pair of socks is donated to someone in need. Since 2013, Bombas has donated more than 5 million pairs.

VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates



Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA has begun publicly posting information on opioids dispensed from VA pharmacies, along with VA’s strategies to prescribe these pain medications appropriately and safely.

At Veterans Hospital in Oregon, a Push for Better Ratings Puts Patients at Risk, Doctors Say

Roseburg VAMC


ROSEBURG, Ore. — An 81-year-old veteran hobbled into the emergency room at the rural Veterans Affairs hospital here in December, malnourished and dehydrated, his skin flecked with ulcers and his ribs broken from a fall at home.

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