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GP with Veterans Affairs Experience

By 23 November 2012 6

Hi – I am looking for a GP in the south-side /Tuggeranong area with experience in dealing with Veterans Affairs. 

My first GP had no experience and I had significant difficulties in getting my claims processed. 

I now need to make another claim and don’t want a repeat of my earlier problem.

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6 Responses to GP with Veterans Affairs Experience
#1
Duffbowl8:23 am, 23 Nov 12

Purgatroyd, I know it’s the obvious question, but have you hit up the local RSL for assistance?

Also, what part of the claim is causing difficulty? Initial acceptance, or ongoing treatment?

#2
Thumper9:15 am, 23 Nov 12

Get in touch with the Vietnam Vets Association.

They should be able to give some assistance or at least pass you on to an advocate.

#3
Pork Hunt5:29 pm, 23 Nov 12

Dr Ross Bills on Qbn may be helpful.

#4
TheDancingDjinn7:02 pm, 23 Nov 12

Pork Hunt said :

Dr Ross Bills on Qbn may be helpful.

Dr Bills is the bomb-diggity. He takes care of my mum and her old man.

#5
Purgatroyd10:58 am, 26 Nov 12

Thanks Guys – I have an ongoing claim, lodged through an advocate in the Vietnam Vets, but I need to get further assessments from a GP. Hence, I need a GP with experience in working with the DVA, and that knows the DVA system. Vets Affairs staff will not /can not give out names of Doctors with suitable experience, neither could the Vietnam Vets staff. The only ‘advice’ was to talk to your own GP – not good advice if your GP has no understanding or experience of the DVA system. Talk about ‘catch-22′!

#6
charliemack11:46 am, 30 Nov 12

If you need a no-nonsense GP who knows the system very well and is extremely efficient, then Dr James Turton is your man down at Waramanga Medical Centre. He will call a spade a spade (some people love this, others don’t) but certainly knows the ins and outs of the system. He is honest and frank and will tell you how he sees it.

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