GP with Veterans Affairs Experience

Purgatroyd 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
charliemack charliemack 11:46 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.

Purgatroyd Purgatroyd 10:58 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’!

TheDancingDjinn TheDancingDjinn 7:02 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.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:29 pm 23 Nov 12

Dr Ross Bills on Qbn may be helpful.

Thumper Thumper 9:15 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.

Duffbowl Duffbowl 8:23 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?

CBR Tweets

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