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The Department of Veterans Affairs opened its fourth community based outpatient clinic Thursday, a South Belt Highway location designed to be more convenient to veterans.
The clinic is located at3302 S. Belt Highway in a building south of the South Belt Walmart parking lot. Veterans can look for the flag pole flying the American flag.
“We realized we weren’t reaching veterans because they had to travel great distances,” said Dr. William Patterson, a VA official. “To do business now, we have to be reachable.”
“The other facility was so crowded, people were walking all over each other,” said Ed Tomlinson, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No. 6.
Wheelchairs and scooters can now turn around in the restrooms, Mrs. Wilds said. And with an increasing number of female veterans, the clinic features a dedicated women’s exam room complete with a private restroom,
“We’re reaching out, making sure veterans get what they deserve,” Dr. Patterson said.
With dedicated rooms, there will be more time for specialized clinics. Tele medicine will allow better chronic disease management and wound treatment. Home health care nurses and computers may allow more veterans to be treated at home and give them a chance to get direct answers to questions.
The clinic has staff that includes two physicians, one nurse practitioner, two clerks, one health technician, two registered nurses, two license practical nurses, one social worker, one psychologist and two home based primary care staff.