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Small Town Boy Goes To Washington Dc


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Dr. Bash wants to examine me and submit his imo to AMC. He asked that I fly out in about ten days.

Any tips: such as flights, airport layout, taxis, hotels, city etc. I live about 1 hour Northeast of Bakersfield, CA.

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Paul

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Paul,

I would most definitely get you lost. You can go on line to expedia. com and book reservations.

This may help you some.

Josephine

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Paul,

There are three airports in the DC area: Washington National near downtown, Dulles to the west in Virgina, and Baltimore-Washington to the north.

I've found that flights to/from the Baltimore/Washington airport are often cheaper than flights to the other two airports, plus Southwest Airlines flys there - and they are usually a lot cheaper than other airlines.

Good luck on your trip, and please tell us how it went after you get back.

>> Torvald <<

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the closest airport to DR. Bash is dulles but the traffic from the airport to his house is awful. You're better off going to BWI and driving a little farther. good luck.

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Be carefull too. Keep your money in your front pocket to, if you decide to wonder around.RC

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Paul,

Being Stationed in D. C. Have you thought of just taking a taxi cab from the airport to the home or office of Dr. Bash.

This may be expensive in one way, but then again, it may be cheaper in the long run.

Better safe than sorry,

Always,

Betty

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Hey Paul, That is a very long flight as you know from your neck of the woods. Hope you can hadle it OK and good luck with the doc.

Stillhere

Paul,

Being Stationed in D. C. Have you thought of just taking a taxi cab from the airport to the home or office of Dr. Bash.

This may be expensive in one way, but then again, it may be cheaper in the long run.

Better safe than sorry,

Always,

Betty

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Instead of a cab you might look into shuttle service they are usually a lot cheaper than a cab.

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Pete,

You are absolutely correct. I am sure glad that you thought of this.

Josephine

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hurryupnwait stated:

"As I recall, he said how can you injure your back in the military, have it treated in service, then have them find you unfit for service 3 months after the incident and then say it was natural progression."

After I mentioned that the rating decision defined this as a non service connectable condition-I also realised that Mariano might not help you-

If this condition is from an inservice injury- as it appears in what you stated the doctor said-

and is documented in your SMRs- it would be a ratable service connected disability-

Mariano applies to medical evidence that VA has, that is competent and unrebutted.

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Looks like I will be going to Washington DC to have Dr. Bash do an Exam.. The clarification was very negative.

Happy Trails

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Paul,

Did you speak to Lidel? What did the AMC tell you.That is exactly what they did to me.'

Always,

Josephine

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Paul,

Did you speak to Lidel? What did the AMC tell you.That is exactly what they did to me.'

Always,

Josephine

(Betty)

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Dean at American Legion received the C&P clarification addendum via fax. I call the secretary and she found the fax and had Dean call me. He called to say that the addendum was very negative.

So off to Washington I go. I m going to the AMC to see my file. Also have Dr. Bash give me an exam. Might even leave tomorrow.

Happy Trails

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Paul,

I am so sorry that the VA has to turn everything so sour.

Do follow through and best of luck.

Always,

Josephine

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In 2 hours, I m off to Washington DC to pick up a copy of my claims file at AMC and get and exam by Dr. Bash.

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Paul

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