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The Military Healthcare System And Celiac Disease

The Military Healthcare System and Celiac Disease   2 members have voted

  1. 1. Please rate your overall satifaction level with the military healthcare system (TriCare, military doctors, and facilities).

    • Very satisfied
    • Somewhat satisfied
    • Neutral
    • Somewhat dissatisfied
    • Very dissatisfied
  2. 2. Do you utilize alternative or naturopathic medicine? If so how much on average per month do you estimate you spend out of pocket?

    • no
    • no, but I would try it if it were covered by TriCare
    • yes, less than $100 per month
    • yes, $101 to $250 per month
    • yes, $251 to $500 per month
    • yes, more that $500 per month
  3. 3. Please identify your service, component, and status ( please select only one from each catagory).

    • USAF
    • Army
    • Navy
    • Marines
    • Active Duty
    • Reserve
    • Guard
    • Member
    • Dependent
    • Retired

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Good afternoon,

The intent of this poll is to determine the satisfaction level of military members (active duty, guard, reserve, retirees) and their dependents with the military health care system. This is not an official poll by the Department of Defense but strictly my own curiosity. I personally would like to see a Naturopathic Doctor at every military clinic and hospital if only because my personal experience has been so positive. I just want to know if there is anybody else in the same boat and get a feel for how wide spread the issue may be in the DoD.



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