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So today i had an appt with my Primary VA DR, who by the way is from India and speaks with broken english. I asked him for a few referrals, one being a TBI referral. i was denied due to not having a professional diagnosis. The Dr. told me that a TBI, is when you receive a blunt force blow to the head hence the term Traumatic. So we went back and forth, and finally i had had enough and told him if i dropped a concussion grenage in the room with us and we sustain no physcial injuries if he thought his brain would be affected. The sad fact is he still did not understand. Frigin idiot. i am so fed up with this guy. But finally he added the referral to my list after i told him the symtoms i thought i had that are connected to TBI. christ, now i have to do the Dr's job... sorry just venting..

Matt

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Does not sound like the kind of treatment any Vet should have. I suggest that you change Docs.

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Pete,

That is a good idea. he was actually assigned to me when i moved from the regional to a local VM outreach that has primary care dr's. How do i go about switching dr's?

Thanks Matt

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matt,

What is the breakdown of your 60 % SC ?

carlie

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Carlie,

My 60 % break down comes from:

10 tinittus for hearing

50 PTSD

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Carlie,

My 60 % break down comes from:

10 tinittus for hearing

50 PTSD

matt,

Sounds like your PCP is not going to be any help in getting a

referral for a TBI screening or exam.

I asked for your breakdown because MH provider's can refer for a TBI screening and/or

examination.

In that case I feel that you may have success another way.

If you have someone that is providing treatment for your PTSD

then that is who I would speak with now, in regards to a referral

for a TBI screening and/or exam.

Be sure to state to the MH provider why you feel you should be checked

for TBI and if you have some evidence of the (what wever happened)

event - take it with you to the MH provider.

Also check out the new regs for TBI that went into effect Oct 2008

38 CFR Diagnostic Code 8045.

8045 Residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI):

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-....67&idno=38

Hope this helps a vet.

carlie

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