William S. Maxfield, M.D., is a board-certified physician in hyperbaric medicine, radiology, and nuclear medicine. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts in hyperbaric medicine, pioneering its use to treat wounds, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. He has served on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, and LSU Medical School. He has also served as the chief of the Radioisotope Laboratory at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, M.D. Dr. Maxfield was chief of the Radiation Therapy Department and co-chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Laboratory at Ochsner Clinic and Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He is currently in private practice in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.
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Improving Veterans Healthcare

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Thursday, 01 February 2018 04:44 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The Veterans Administration has entered the field of telehealth medical care, which permits individual veterans to contact the VA via telephone or computer, and they have help from a doctor about their medical conditions without having to actually having to go to a VA facility.

This technology is set up at a number of the VA hospital, including the Bay Pines Hospital here in Florida. The contact information can be found by going to VA.gov and getting the information about how to get into a Telemedicine Program.

Also, remember that there is a VA crisis line you can call that is 800-273-8255 that is available 7 days a week. The crisis line can also be contacted on the internet by going to http://veteranscrisisline.net.

This new technology opens up access to the veteran’s medical program to many veterans who otherwise would have trouble getting to one of the VA medical facilities.  It’s an example of where we are going with our telemedicine programs. Again, if there is a question contact the VA at VA.gov or the crisis line contacts.

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