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About Dfinnusmc

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    charleston SC

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  • Service Connected Disability
  • Branch of Service
    USMC 1987-1995 /USCG Reserve 2005-2016

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  1. Hello, I have a rating decision for PTSD 70%,IBS 30% and Tinnitus 10% the rating decision was 6/23/2015 and the va decision has effective date of 10/29/2013(FDC),I was moved from TDRL to PDRL at 70% due to Combat related PTSD. My question is when the VA revaluates me,which shows scheduled for June/2020 as per VA letter ,will the rating be considered stable from the effective date or from the decision date? Does the DBQ the DOD did to move me to PDRL stating my PTSD is stable and not likely to improve have any weight on the VA reevaluation? I currently see VA Psychiatrist monthly and have since before being rated Other ratings: 50% SA(secondary to PTSD) 30% Pes Cavus (bilateral feet) 10% Lumbar DDD 10% Radicuapthy (secondary to Lumbar) Thank you for any information.
  2. Hi i had the sleep md and my primary care md fill out DbQ service connecting the 2 but i believe the Independent medical opinion i had done really made the difference in getting the sleep apnea service connected it cost 1100 also i printed out the recent studies linking sleep apnea to ptsd in veterans good luck
  3. Thank you to hadit, just found out the va rated me for 50% sleep apnea secondary to ptsd. i believe the dbq from my sleep md with 3 recent medical journal articles and the imo from dr put me over the edge. I never had a sleep study on active duty but my platoon sgt wrote a letter about my snoring in the sandbox thank you to all, never give up semper fi
  4. Thanks for all the comments, the sleep md wrote it was at least as likely service connected and referenced 2 articles about S/A and PTSD and my primary MD wrote more likely then not s/c, he included his resume/creds and number of years treating me both noted the CPAP was medically necessary and referenced my military and medical records. The IMO MD opinion said it was more likely then not was secondary to already s/c PTSD. My former platoon sgt from marines wrote a buddy letter about my snoring and day time sleepiness while deployed. The C&P md wrote more likely then not s/c on her exam results. ebenefits says decision timeline in sept will let everyone know
  5. hello,i had the C&p exam last week,with a contracted MD,she read both of my dbq's from primary and sleep md as well as my IMO,she quoted extensively on her computer and said i provided great evidence..fingers crossed
  6. Thanks,I was just notified of a C&P exam contracted out to a QTC MD scheduled for mid july,I wil let you know how it goes
  7. Thank you,hopefully it works out.appreciate your time!
  8. Good morning, I filed a Fully Developed Claim on May 16th for Sleep Apnea secondary to PTSD.I included a DBQ from my Civilian Primary Care MD, a Sleep Study,a letter from my MD that the CPAP was medical necessary and an Independent Medical Opinion, claimed just moved to Prep to Decision . . I hope I did everything correct? Any thoughts on if I missed anything.I will let everyone know how it goes
  9. Good afternoon, Just wanted to share and thank Hadit:I followed advise given and was S/c rated for Bilateral Pes Cavus at 30%, degenerative arthritis of the spine (claimed as low back condition) 10%, left lower leg radiculopathy 10%,the left knee condition was denied because I was on my Reserve ADT 2weeks even though the C&P said it was service connected. Thank you to the community its been a great help Don
  10. thank you,I will post results whenever they come through,e benefits still shows gathering of evidence
  11. Thank you Andy,seems the C&P notes are locked,it says the C&P is complete but I am not allowed to view notes.First time this has happened. The 2 va podiatrist both said in their treatment notes and is was due to the in service and related to being 0311. right foot worse then left,i am going back for an injection next week hopefully I will have an update by then Appreciate your thoughts and input Semper fi
  12. Hello, I just completed a C&P but am unable to see the C&P notes in ebenefits.Not sure why i was told by the C&P doctor that I was service connected for all claims from my med board physical. Anyone's thoughts would be greatly appreciated Thank you to the Hadit community! ED secondary to 200Mg Setraline for Combat PTSD currently 70% Left knee injury,the md just looked at my knee after removing brace and since I could not bend it she told me to put the brace back on but no measurements were taken.I showed her the notes from Military xray saying there was arthritis. Pes Cavus:the doctor looked at my feet and then had me put my shoes back on? Notes from VA podiatrist: ORTHOPEDIC DEFORMITIES- HIGH ARCH BL WITH BUNIONS BL, LEFT MORE THAN RIGHT. +TENDER SUB 1ST MET HEAD BL, TENDER ARCH BL,PAIN INFERIOR MEDIAL HEEL BILATERAL RT>LT INVERTED HEEL POSITION BL CONTRACTION OF DIGITS BL LOWER EXTREMITY NEUROLOGIC STATUS GROSSLY INTACT B/L WITH 5.07 SEMMS X-RAY 1/2016 BILATERAL FOOT Impression: Mild degenerative changes bilaterally as described without acute fracture or dislocation. Nonspecific erosion in the medial head of the left first metatarsal. Tiny bilateral calcaneal heel spurs. ASSESSMENT: CAVUS FOOT AGGREVATED BY STRESSES OF CARRYING HEAVY PACKS IN SERVICE, WITH RESULTANT FASCIITIS BL [RIGHT MORE THAN LEFT]. POOR PROGNOSIS. R/O CHARCOT MARIE TOOTH VARIENT FASCITIS BUNIONS BL CLAW TOES
  13. Good afternoon, just an update which I hope help others. received unfit rating of 70% for PTSD and placed on TRDL took 13 months start to finish sine referred to USCG med board I submitted a claim for knee,back pes Cavus bilaterally,Ed secondary to PTSD meds and just received cpap and DBQ from Md for sleep apnea thanks again to all at HADIT very respectfully
  14. Thank you again for all the help. I will make a copy of my USCG Military medical record, not sure what is in there.My USMC record has left knee injury and back pain report.I filed a claim to preserve the date,and will file for the SMC-K as directed. Much appreciated! I checked the VA notes and the VA MD primary care wrote: Plan: Chronic LBP-posture, posture support chair -ED secondary to psych meds-trail Viagra 100mg 1/2-1 tab qd PRN -Pes Cavus and bunions with chronic foot pain -xray feet,podiatry consultation,x-ray heels -GERD improved with behavioral changes PTSD_Continue with MH
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