It is with much joy, and enthusiasm I announce that I am finally fully on board with Bay Pines VA Community Care! As anyone who has ever dealt with insurance, (Optum in this case) and any bureaucracy knows, it was a long and arduous undertaking. Still one very worth my efforts. This means I will now be able to offer care, without charge to veterans who have gotten a referral from their primary care physician at the VA. I have had this privilege in the past, at other locations, this is for my new office in Gulfport.
To help you better understand my unbridled joy let me share some of my experiences in the recent past. Worked with a female vet who came initially for shoulder pain. During the course of care she disclosed debilitating PTSD, we addressed this along with care for her shoulder pain. She told me at our next appointment her sleep was greatly improved, saying “I didn’t wake up standing by my bed” a few weeks later she informed me she was able to discontinue taking Xanax for anxiety! (with her Primary Care Physicians approval). Another beautiful young vet came to me for low back pain, he was also an ‘above the knee amputee’ and dealt with terrible phantom limb pain, which he thought would never go away. And, PTSD, which caused terrible sleep issues. We alleviated the low back pain, and for the first time ever he said the phantom limb pain was greatly reduced! and, his sleep was much better!
These brave men and women have done so much for us, I cannot tell you how honored and privileged I feel when I am able to help them in any way I can, and I love the fact that Optum covers their care 100% usually for twelve visits, and more if needed! Please call me or text me if you have any questions about this great program.