Local dentist goes the extra mile to help veterans in need

Dr. Jerod Petry
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 5:55pm

With all the healthcare problems veterans in our country face there are many doctors who go the extra mile to support and help veterans with honor and pride. Dr. Jerod Petry, a dentist, is one of those doctors. The veteran hospitals and clinics in Louisiana face many hardships, especially when it comes to doctors who focus on dentistry and optometry.

Petry's office is in Lafayette and many times veterans from across the state are referred to him. For years Petry has humbly served veterans, even continuing to help them after his fee has been cut, and in certain cases in lieu of payment.

Petry told us "It is an honor and a privilege to take care of our veterans who have served our great country. We are the land of the free because of the brave. We all should be eternally grateful for all they have done and continue to do."

Too many veterans in our country don't receive the proper care they deserve. It is because of doctors like Petry, the work of Louisiana's congressional delegation, and others that many of Louisiana's veterans can still have the opportunity to receive proper healthcare in these trying times for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

To learn more about Dr. Petry visit his website at: www.petryfamilydentistry.com 


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