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LTC Psychological Operations Officer
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I don't know about thie way this article frames the issue. Of course, it's always better for doctors to know more about vets. But it comes across like the vet has no responsibility to inform their doctor about things that affect their care. Even if a doc asked me if I was a vet, and then asked where, and I said Ft Bragg, should I expect him to know that means I likely jumped out of airplanes and have bad knees? Or what MOS get exposed to what chemicals, etc.? And lots of vets don't have blast injuries or burns or other traumatic injuries.

So I think it's incubpmbent on each of us to take responsibility for our care and make sure we proactively keep our doctors informed.
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Kim Bolen
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The Doctors involved in the Choice program are trained to ask which war as they each have there own ailments. Civilian doctors are enlightened but Nurse in Triage now ask that question in the acute arena. The Patient holds the responsibility of disclosure.
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