Dr. Thomas Russell knows a thing or two about what good medical care should look like. As a flight surgeon during the Vietnam War, and later on as a surgeon and head of the American College of Surgeons, he dedicated most of his life to ensuring that people received the very best in medicine.
So when the 74-year-old found out he was eligible for VA care at the San Francisco VAMC after his diagnosis of multiple myeloma, he jumped at the opportunity. He thinks other Veterans should do the same.
“I’ve been very satisfied with my care,” he said during a VA News interview. “As a professional I could evaluated the care, and as a patient I was very satisfied… it worked for me, and I have no regrets.”