Do you think VA physicians prescribe too many unnecessary antibiotics?

by U.S. Medicine

September 8, 2015
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2 Comments

  • Brenda says:

    I have never been able to get in to see my PCM at the VA in a timely manner to get antibiotics and end up going to an urgent care clinic when I get that sick. It takes way too long to get in to see the VA for illnesses (ie: flu, cold/congestion/fever, sinus infections, etc).

    If anything I believe that healthcare providers in the VA tend to prescribe too many narcotics – instead of trying to help the problem (such as through pain management or behavioral health), it feels like they medicate it and move on to the next patient on the schedule.

  • Brenda says:

    I have never been able to get in to see my PCM at the VA in a timely manner to get antibiotics and end up going to an urgent care clinic when I get that sick. It takes way too long to get in to see the VA for illnesses (ie: flu, cold/congestion/fever, sinus infections, etc).

    If anything I believe that healthcare providers in the VA tend to prescribe too many narcotics – instead of trying to help the problem (such as through pain management or behavioral health), it feels like they medicate it and move on to the next patient on the schedule.


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