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Peoria VA Clinic Says It Doesn't Need Waiting List

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:04:05 CDT
By: AP

The lack of a waiting list for patients at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Peoria put it on a list of VA locations in need of further review. But local officials say the clinic doesn't have patients waiting long enough to need the electronic waiting list the VA uses. It is designed to track patients whose waits exceed 90 days.

Dr. Dexter Hazlewood is the clinic's chief medical officer. He said the clinic is able to see almost all of its primary care patients within seven days. Democratic U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos said during a visitnone of the patients she spoke with had complaints about their care.

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