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  1. The Podcast is back. We have teamed up with Hadit.com. This weeks guest is Dr Bash and Bill Creager. To listen follow this link: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/jbasser/2020/08/20/exposed-vet-haditcom-podcast-featuring-dr-bash-and-bill-creager To call in and speak to Dr Bash dial: (515) 605-9764
  2. After Denials for OSA both direct and secondary to PTSD, this spring I decided to spend the money on a IMO and do the claim right. I contacted Dr. Anaise and was told to send all my records, decision letters and $1500. After about a week I was emailed with a final IMO report that was around 40-50 pages. It was excellent & well researched. Within 6 weeks of submitting the IMO with a supplemental claim OSA secondary to PTSD was approved. Yes IMO's dont guarantee anything and they can be expensive but they are definitely worth it when you have been denied already and have nothin
  3. Many Veterans ask, "Where can I go to get an IMO?" This is a great question! Answer below. An IMO is often needed when Veterans seek benefits especially when their VA doc's nexus statement is non existant, or deficient. This may also work if seeking an increase to document symptoms worsening. Thanks to Alex, who mentioned this company in his blog. While I have not tried Mednick, I may be soon shortly, and Alex Graham apparently recommends them. Now, A mednick or other IMO will NOT fix a lack of "in service event". This needs to be documented in your service records, an IMO can n
  4. Hello All, I am planning on filing a claim for sleep apnea, which was not diagnosed while I was on active duty, as well as cervical pain and Allergic Rhinitis, which were noted in STR's but not officially diagnosed until a few years later, despite continuous treatment for them by the VA. While there is some reference to sleep issues while I was deployed, and treatment records in service for the other two, I want to make my claim as strong as possible from the start. Having read through many of the posts here and elsewhere regarding the nexus to service connection, I believe I will ne
  5. Hi all, looking for feedback regarding my progress and chances, along with any other suggestions. I served in the Navy from 1999-2005, Honorable discharge as a nuclear mechanical on subs. Sadly, like many I rarely reported medical issues while I was in, didn't want to hurt the command with absences. If only I knew then right? In 2015 I filed put my first claim in, Rhinitis (this was well documented inservice) sleep apnea, i had symptoms inservice that were documented but never diagnosed and hypertension secondary to OSA. I thought I had a good package, I had buddy statements
  6. My VSO let me know that my OSA appeal was denied. My original claim was a direct service connection. I read the sleep apnea field manual from Chris Attig and appealed the decision. On appeal I stated the OSA should be secondary to PTSD and sinusitis. I obtained an IMO from Dr Anaise and a DBQ with the at least as likely as not and medically necessary (CPAP) statements from my psychiatrist. My question is on appeal can you submit evidence to make it a secondary condition or does it need to be filed as secondary from the beginning? I haven't received the RAMP appeal deni
  7. I sent in my packet to the Ellis Clinic in OKC. Does the $500 include the exam and nexus letter or is the nexus a separate charge?
  8. im currently writing my award time frame and my success story for this Great Veterans Blog Information site. but, in the mean time i want to stress and admit that all the others here stressed to me ,,,, if you get any type of small retro and believe your going further in your VA quest for benefits you deserve. please please,,, do your self a favor and save $2,500 and get an IMO/IME... it is the world of difference... if i can say that 1 of the 5 most important things ive learned here on this site is,,, the importance of realizing that a C and P exam will never get you there no matter your
  9. Back in May 2015 had a IME/IMO exam and was told I should put in a claim for deviated septum cause I had surgery for same while on active duty and again the same exact surgery in 2009 at VA. I had no intention of applying for it until it was brought up. I went ahead and submitted and it got denied, did an NOD and still sitting in Appeal now. I have not had any additional deviated septum surgeries since filing (2015) and no more clinical indications another surgery is needed therefore MY QUESTION: (1) Does the fact I have had two surgeries mean anything as far as service connection go
  10. I want to start a thread for people to post names of IMO/IME's they have used. THIS IS FOR GOOD AND BAD DOCS. We want to know who to go to and who to avoid (Keep in mind if your symptoms and evidence does not support a DX or SC that does not mean they are a Bad doctor, it means you havent given them what they need to do what you want) Rules: (and Tbird/mods have final say) 1) Follow the template below, Copy and Paste 2) do not list out your whole story of your claims spanning back 20 years, keep it concise 3) If they were good or bad, list concise (ie quick and to the point) reasons why. TE
  11. Morning all, I am new to the forum but been an avid reader and learner from the posts listed here on this site as well as other sites. My situation, I was able to get an IMO from the Ellis Clinic plus an Nexus from the VA Dr. and submitted in as a new claim and was wondering what are my chances in winning. I know every scenario is different and I review the citations as well on BVA. Can anyone share their successes or disappointments? P.s. Flores97 I emailed you :) I wished you well in your case. Sincerely, Thank you.
  12. I was recently sent an SOC raising my ptsd to 70% but denied effective date back to the date of NOD jan 2011. I went and got an IMO and a doc from an employer.
  13. Hi all, I know that this has been asked before but I was wondering if those who have asked this question ever found some one who would do an IMO? Thanks, Shyne
  14. I'm preparing to apply for an increase in my rating for depression, ankle pain and submit a new claim for headaches, which result from my antidepressant medication and sleep apnea. I no longer work as a result of these. I planning to submit my claim and return to the U.S. in July. My antidepressants and the narcotic pain killers I take for the headaches are all over the counter here in Thailand so I've haven't seen a doctor about these issues in a long time. So, my question is, should I go to a local doctor to establish some documentation before I submit the claim in July, or wi
  15. i have narrowed my search of drs for my imo down to 2. ive read posts concerning verbiage for initial compensation connecting it to service. for example as least likely as not etc... however i am already sc for ptsd at 30%. i filed a nod and requested a dro hearing in person for a higher rating. i had the dro hearing and was sent for a new c&p exam. i am not happy with the drs notes from the new c&p exam? therefore i am seeking an imo to submit as more evidence. my question is what exactly am i asking the dr to state in his report? i dont want to spend the $1600
  16. Has anyone used Dr. Jerry Bush with their IMO? If so, is he knowledgeable with the VA's terminology and is he trustworthy?
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