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  •  Randy 'Doc' Barnes is excellent (3+ / 0-)
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    Has PTSD himself & runs the program effectively in Kansas.

    What Dale didn't tell you is that he, too, has PTSD.  He told me that he found one kid 6 weeks ago with what we call the 10,000 yard stare.  (That describes exactly these guys appear. Generally, most are near suicidal or homocidal.)

    After Dale took him to a VA Hospital twice and he was seen by 2 different doctors - neither of whom seemed to give a flying fuck - Dale paid for a flight out to Kansas.  A veteran out there picked him up & now Doc has him in his program.

    The out-rage:  VA Administrators are hiring doctors who are screened politically and ideologically.  They want Republicans who do not believe in socialized medicine.  My source: a VA Patient Rep who retired after 29 years at VA as a nurse, 28 years as a nurse in the Illinois National Guard (Retired as a Colonel), and only 4 months as a patient rep.  She couldn't stand what is passing for medical care in some areas.

    Free the Congress - Retire Denny Hastert - donate to, work for, and vote for John Laesch

    by llbear on Sun Jun 25, 2006 at 12:44:15 AM PDT

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