Bob Woodruff – Traumatic Brain Injury Special, part 4

Bob now really gets in the problems that our Vets are having. He explains about the 4 Poly-Trauma centers which were set up to rehab Vets. 60% of the patients that these facilities are seeing at TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) patients. He interviews Dr. Steven Scott at the Tampa VA rehab center.

The tale of Michael Boothby (sp?) is a very sad tale and points out the problems in the system. Again, this is a case report but a powerful one. Why would this Vet be assigned to a Dallas VA? He is an hour from San Antonio which has its own VA. He is 4 hours from Dallas. This in itself is crazy. San Antonio has plenty of military medical hospitals but he is assigned Dallas. At the end of the video you get to see Michael not doing so well. He has regressed. You can see his wife is doing all that she can but it is not enough.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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