VA just sent me an email that they don't like my political tone.
 
I am a conservative.  update 08/03/2021

The VA does not like my political tone, and they put that in writing to me on 07/09/2021.   And now they refuse to fill a prescription for a service-connected disability (prescription is for a heavy-duty knee brace).    

All because I wore an “All Lives Matter” t-shirt and also carried a red MAGA hat for two appointments in Sebring FL earlier this year. (I had the hat on my head but whenever I enter a building I take off my hat).     (( read the message in the screen shot below )). 

Please share this message, please call the VA, please spread this hateful treatment.  

This all started under the Biden administration, as we all know Biden and all the democraps hate conservatives, family values, military, veterans and law enforcement.  Well I hate Democrats right back, but what the VA is doing is wrong.

The VA sent me a message that they don’t like my “political tone” and I am a conservative.

When I wore those two items for two my last 3 appointments (appointment for tetanus booster or shingles dose 1 & done 2) they made snide remarks behind the Plexiglas about me (all lives matter t-shirt and MAGA hat).

I received a prescription for a heavy-duty knee brace on 04/28/2021 but they still haven’t filled that prescription as today 07/21/2021.   But I found out why, on 07/09/2021 the VA put in writing that they don’t like my political tone.   This is all because earlier this year I wore an “All Lives Matter” t-shirt and carried my MAGA hat in my hands for two of my Sebring FL appointments.   

Appointments for 3 vaccine shots (one tetanus booster and shingles part 1 and part 2) at the Sebring FL clinic and also a routine physical.   Two of those appointments I carried my MAGA hat in my hands but I wore an All Lives Matter t-shirt into my vaccine shot appointments earlier this year.  

But ever since then VA won't fill a prescription from a Community Care external (non-VA) orthopedic surgeon ever since I wore my MAGA hat and All Lives Matter t-shirt into my vaccine shot appointments earlier this year. 

My bad knee stops me from enjoying life including simple things like walking to the mailbox or going to a theme park.

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I have a Military Service (Air Force) Connected disability – left knee injury where I was hospitalized for 6 nights while on active duty.    Now in 2021 my knee started hurting again – a lot.    I was sent to a non-VA surgeon using the VA’s Community Care Program. 

I was sent to this Community Care non-VA surgeon on 04/28/2021 and that doctor gave me a written prescription for a heavy-duty knee brace – to use until I get my knee replaced.  But the VA won't fill that knee brace prescription.  They owe it to me.  Service-connected disability - not my fault.   

I have an Air Force Service-Connected disability.  While on duty in the US Air Force my left knee was injured so severe, I spent 6 nights in the hospital.  Years later part of my knee was removed in a surgery due to that injury.  

My knee is hurting badly again in 2021.   The doctors took x-rays twice in 2021 and recommend my knee be replaced but in the mean time I should get a heavy-duty metal knee brace.  But the VA won’t fill that prescription from a non-VA Doctor they sent me to via the VA’s community care program. 

 

Community care surgeon/doctor took X-rays and he also prescribed a heavy-duty metal knee brace and I might need to get a knee replacement in the future.  But for now, he wants me to wear the heavy-duty metal knee brace and he gave me a written prescription.   I immediately drove and also hand delivered that written prescription to the Sebring Florida VA clinic within 15 minutes of getting the prescription also on 04/28/2021. 

But the VA won’t fill the prescription that they received on 04/28/2021 - they refuse and keep making up excuses. 

They owe it to me.  Service-connected disability - not my fault.  I believe it has to do with my conservative beliefs as they mentioned in an email from 07/13/2021 email via the VA’s secure messaging to me that they don’t like my political tone.  

Sebring VA Clinic
Deborah A. Zaborsky (863) 471-6227  MD Primary Care Physician
5901 US Highway 27 South
Sebring, FL 33870-2117
Phone (863) 471-6227   (727) 398-6661
Hours:  M-F  7:30am - 4:30pm
In the Beverly Plaza.  Near:  Career Source and near RJB Rehab.  

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Customer Service - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
https://www.baypines.va.gov/BAYPINES/patients/customerservice.asp
727-398-6661 Ext. 15024    or    239-652-1800 Ext. 21499

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Community Care Provider.  (non-VA) seen 04/28/2021
and given a written prescription for a left knee brace

These guys did their job, but the xxxing VA won’t
because they don’t like conservatives like myself. 

Florida Joint & Spine Institute, PA
Dr. Reddy
Office: 863-385-2222
Fax: 863-382-8765
6325 US Highway 27 North, Suite 201
Sebring, FL 33870-8226

 

 

 

 

Maybe this is the problem of not getting the prescription from 04/28/2021.  

 

Two VA people said a form is NOT needed and two VA people said a form is needed to be filled out by the Non-VA community care provider - a specific form from the prosthetics department.  And I was given multiple fax numbers.   And I was also told one fax number only accepts incoming paper faxes and the other only accepts incoming electronic faxes.  The fax needs to go to VA community care department.  

 

Item 1)

Non-VA hospital community care provider is Florida Joint & Spine Institute, PA, Dr. Reddy appears that they never received a form from the VA prosthetics department. 

 

    Question:  How can I get a copy of that form that Florida Joint & Spine Institute, PA, Dr. Reddy needs to fax to the VA community care department?   But the NON-VA doctor doesn’t have a form to fill out.  Please send me that form. Form is called: RFS10-10172.  

 

I want to hand deliver that form to the Florida Joint & Spine Institute, PA, Dr. Reddy because it appears that they never received a form to fill out.  Please send me that form via secure messaging so I may print it out.  Or you print it out at the Sebring VA clinic and I can come in and pick it up to hand deliver to the non-VA community care doctor’s office.  

 

 

Item 2)

    Question:  The Non-VA hospital only has a paper fax machine.   Which is the correct fax number that non-VA doctor needs to fax a PAPER form to?   I have been given two (2) fax numbers to fax it to. 

 

There were multiple fax numbers given.   This is for the NON-VA doctor Florida Joint & Spine Institute, PA, Dr. Reddy to fax the prescription to the VA.  Which is the correct number?    727-398-3259 or 727-299-6780 Attn: Team 10?   

 

On 08/03/2021 Bay Pines Prosthetics Extension: 15545 told me that said they never received an order from Community Care.   VA Community Care says they never received the fax from Florida Joint & Spine Institute, PA but it was faxed on 07/22/2021.   I saw the fax confirmation that it was faxed.  They faxed it to: 727-398-3259     Office of community care at new number:  877-881-7618, old 727-398-3252.   So why are you saying you never received it?

 

But another person Magdalena Rivera Lopez RN MSN Assistant Nurse Manager said there is a form that must be completed by the community provider and faxed back to (727) 299-6780 Attn: Team 10...then nurses on team 10 put in the consult (this is an electronic fax only, no paper faxes will work).   But this is a different fax number than I was told.   Which is the correct number.  RIVERA-LOPEZ, MAGDALENA (**Sebring_PC_PACT02_ZaborskyD)

 

 

Community Care Provider.  (non-VA) seen 04/28/2021. I was given a written prescription for a heavy left knee brace on 04/28/2021 that I hand delivered to the Sebring VA Clinic also on 04/28/2021
Florida Joint & Spine Institute, PA

Dr. Reddy

Office: 863-385-2222 

Fax: (863) 382-8765

6325 US Highway 27 North, Suite 201

Sebring, FL 33870-8226

(Prescription hand delivered 04/28/2021 by the patient, and faxed by Community Care non-VA doctor’s office back on 07/22/2021)  They faxed it to: 727-398-3259

 

 

 

Patient Advocate ENGELBRECHT, JEFFREY :  Supervisor is Holly Norris. You can call 727-398-6661 ext. 15024.

The status is that your community care provider must fill out the form that the prosthetics department sent to them so that they can order it for you.

 

 

Nurse fax: 727-299-6780

 

 

You can contact Shelly Fouch at 239-652-1800 ext 21499, she is the patient advocate, she answers directly to the director of Bay Pines VA Medical Center Mr. Paul Russo.

 

 

Gate, stay to the left.  Building 22, 3rd floor.  Go through the screening tent.    Park in lot 1 across the street, left side.

 

10000 Bay Pines Blvd · In C. W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (727) 398-6661

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