Letter to the Editor

Veteran will go elsewhere from now on

Monday, November 12, 2012

To the Editor:

First, I'd like to say that I have only lived here eight years.

Secondly, as a disabled veteran (Navy and Army) finishing year 50 of my disability, I need not say I am fighting health issues.

In my time here, I have made six trips to the local ER, and on each occasion, I have found inept, uncaring and unbelievable care.

Every time I was left to deal with the situation as my own doctor and I grew used to this place, avoiding them at all cost.

Unfortunately, four days ago, I began a venture in a hell called "Vertigo," and I was forced to go to the local ER.

A doctor (name withheld) came into the room, barely touched my throat, and listened for five seconds to my heart.

He then said, "Go to Indy to a neurosurgeon."

Four horrible days later, I went to Terre Haute and just returned from a "real" medical facility.

I received a CT scan I should have gotten here and a prescription I should have gotten here.

My vertigo seems under control, and I swear I will never darken the doors of that facility again.

If I want ineptness, I'll go to the VA.

There is no excuse for this behavior, but it continues unabated. Why?

Someone please tell me why?

I wrote the administrator there on one occasion, but my letter ended up in the "round file," so I am writing this one to warn the unaware.


Robert Pinto,