(Natural News) When you go to the doctor’s, you’re taking a gamble. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to end up seeing someone with a gentle bedside manner who offers you unbiased advice that is legitimately helpful. It’s more likely, however, that you’ll be going to one of the many doctors who tries to see as many patients per hour as possible, spending all of five minutes with you before sending you on your way with a prescription for whatever drug the pharmaceutical reps are offering incentives for prescribing. If you’re going to a VA doctor, however, it could be a lot worse.
That’s because a recent investigation by USA Today has uncovered that the hiring process used by the VA for bringing in physicians leaves a lot to be desired – and that’s putting it mildly. Although they verify licenses and check references, they have a fair amount of leeway when it comes to overlooking felony convictions, malpractice, or licensing problems