Letter to the editor

In response to Steven Watt’s letter printed Jan. 24, we, too, were disappointed in the lack of service offered by Rome’s VA clinic. My parents moved to Rome in August 2015. My dad, a WWII vet, had received excellent care at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, and we expected the same in Rome. Sadly, we were told the two doctors here were not accepting new patients and we would have to travel to a clinic in Atlanta or Carrollton. There was no offer to transfer prescription coverage or to help in any way.

My brother contacted the Trina Davis Veterans Village in Carrollton, and Dad was taken care of immediately. Doctors there see our father on a regular basis, and medications are prescribed and mailed to The Medicine Shoppe here in Rome. Although the distance is somewhat inconvenient, the service is extraordinary.

We, too, have wondered why Rome, considered the medical center of Northwest Georgia, doesn’t have a state of the art VA facility.