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[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 14253 posts
6th Jul '13
Quoting Pirate Hooker {BAMW}:" :!::!: Agreed!!! I HATE going to the clinic on base. They do not care about the families at all. I'd much rather see a doctor in town, but we're prime"


Why are they so crappy? :?
What about the pediatricians?

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65316 posts
6th Jul '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" I'm sorry, can you elaborate? I'm confused."



Sorry. I meant enlisted. It's called DEERS.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7052 posts
6th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Pirate Hooker {BAMW}:</b>" Yeah, they lose all their BAH and the housing community has just decided, now they have to pay their ... [snip!] ... Our BAH out in town covers our mortgage payment and most of the utilities. But, we're also a higher rank than they are."</blockquote>




Really? f**k that's shitty. I'm kind of glad we are out of the military.

Rachie.luv♡ 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 14643 posts
6th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Pirate Hooker {BAMW}:</b>" Yeah, they lose all their BAH and the housing community has just decided, now they have to pay their ... [snip!] ... Our BAH out in town covers our mortgage payment and most of the utilities. But, we're also a higher rank than they are."</blockquote>




Oh yes so lovely. Been here for a year in those house, live billing went live in oct and I finally had to pay this month 22 dollars. But no matter what if we stay within rh budget allowed we will still have to pay 15 dollars because they charge us 2 dollars and some odd for... Ugh can't remember.. Lame.

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
6th Jul '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" Why are they so crappy? :? What about the pediatricians?"


Heathen had the same pedi most of her life. Just changed in January. I loved her. We haven't met with the new doc yet. She doesn't have a checkup until November.
My PCM has changed 5 times in 12 months.

Rachie.luv♡ 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 14643 posts
6th Jul '13

I was seen off post for ds1 pregnancy I enjoyed it. Wasn't bad. Waited ours to been seen. But liked it. Had ds2 on post and loved it. I love my OB I saw her evertime I went I just asked to see her and my c/s went amazing!! The clinic is not too bad they are doing colors now. Like teams.. So your with the same dr nurses and not just random people. I don't go there often I'm hardly sick and so far ds1 is hardly sick ds2 is only 2 months and the few times he's been its been great.

Rachie.luv♡ 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 14643 posts
6th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Pirate Hooker {BAMW}:</b>" Heathen had the same pedi most of her life. Just changed in January. I loved her. We haven't met with ... [snip!] ... her. We haven't met with the new doc yet. She doesn't have a checkup until November. My PCM has changed 5 times in 12 months."</blockquote>




Is it because they did away with tri west or whatever it was called? So we lost a lot of non military workers at the clinic? Idk who my PCM is. Last time he was evil but I know its changed since.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7052 posts
6th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" Why are they so crappy? :? What about the pediatricians?"</blockquote>




Our Pedi was awesome laid back and super nice lady but making an appt was a pain you had to call 3-4 wks ahead of time. But when it comes to you you are the guiney pig you get students to practice on you. The service sucks most of the time.

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
6th Jul '13
Quoting Rachie.luv♡:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Pirate Hooker {BAMW}:</b>" Heathen had the same pedi most of ... [snip!] ... So we lost a lot of non military workers at the clinic? Idk who my PCM is. Last time he was evil but I know its changed since."


No idea about the tri-west thing, as we're tri-north I believe. My PCM has always changed after I've been seen for something. It's ridiculous.
I guess I'm old fashioned with wanting to see the same doctor EVERY TIME I go in. Heathen's pedi remembered her every visit. She's a relatively healthy kid and doesn't need sick visits, just check ups. But her doc remembered her and would remember the visit the previous year.

JΔS Georgia 73220 posts
6th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" Why are they so crappy? :? What about the pediatricians?"</blockquote>
They suck. All of them, in my opinion, are not great or anything close to it. They do not genuinely care about your child. They do the basics and leave. We go off post for pediatricians. My husband's good friend has blacked out over 20 times in a spam of a week and a half. He even crashed his car due to blacking out while driving. They don't give a shit. They aren't doing anything to help him get to the root as to why he's blacking out. They just tell him to go to sick call. The medical care is a joke.

Jenn Reeves 17 kids; Piscataway Township, New Jersey 11 posts
6th Jul '13

I am not military but my Fiance's sister and her husband just retired out of the military. His sister had THE worst experience you could have with tri-care and the military doctors. Her husband was stationed to Fort Cambell, Kentucky while she was 27 weeks pregnant so as a family they moved to Kentucky. She began her prenatal care on post only to be seen 1 time on a regular office visit. At 38 weeks she began to feel cramping and started to bleed so of course she seeked medical attention at the hospital on post immediately. They took her in did NOT even exam her and sent her home stating "this is normal." She actually went back 2 days later again with complaints but once again they sent her home. She knew this wasn't normal as she has had a healthy pregnancy with her daughter so she decided to make an apt with a obgyn in town willing to pay out of pocket for the visit. Before she could even make it to her apt at 39 weeks she began to hemorrhage at home, her husband called the paramedics they came and she was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital. They performed an emergency C-section to try to save her son and in the midst of all this they were able to bring her as well. She gave birth to her son but because of the hemorrhaging he had life threatening complications and was sent to a major children's hospital in Nashville. Unfortunately, the poor baby boy only survived 3 days and she was only able to spend one whole day with him due to her being hospitalized as well. Her family is absolutely livid with the military and tri-care for not taking her complaints seriously from the beginning. They are absolutely distraught over losing their son of course, but feel this could have been prevented if the doctors would have just listened to her. They are currently looking for justice.
Just wanted to share the experience of someone very close to me who had to deal with the army and the tri-care.

JΔS Georgia 73220 posts
6th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jenn Reeves:</b>" I am not military but my Fiance's sister and her husband just retired out of the military. His sister ... [snip!] ... for justice. Just wanted to share the experience of someone very close to me who had to deal with the army and the tri-care."</blockquote>



Smh. This is saddening.



My husband is going deaf in his left ear due to army related activities. They never sent him to the ent or recommended a hearing aid. They just told him his hearing is going and sent him on his merry way.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 14253 posts
7th Jul '13
Quoting Jenn Reeves:" I am not military but my Fiance's sister and her husband just retired out of the military. His sister ... [snip!] ... for justice. Just wanted to share the experience of someone very close to me who had to deal with the army and the tri-care."


Oh my god, that is absolutely horrifying. :cry:

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 14253 posts
7th Jul '13
Quoting Rachie.luv♡:" I was seen off post for ds1 pregnancy I enjoyed it. Wasn't bad. Waited ours to been seen. But liked it. ... [snip!] ... go there often I'm hardly sick and so far ds1 is hardly sick ds2 is only 2 months and the few times he's been its been great."


Glad you're having good experiences with the healthcare!

JohnSilverSmith TTC since Dec 2011; 3 kids; Groton, Connecticut 465 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" If you're married, have a child, and then your husband joins the military, what exactly happens from ... [snip!] ... from there? Do you have to live on base? I'm just so lost when it comes to military stuff so any comments are welcome. :)"

You can live wherever you want. BUT, most junior folks live on post because they can't afford to live out on the town. Try to take advantage of all the benefits that come with being a military family. There are plenty of things that you sacrifice, take advantage of the perks, too.