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Cavilian Dr's Note For Increase?



B) Just wondering, I'm presently at 40% have been since being release from service NOV94, I filed one and half year ago for an increase in my % and I had used private medical insurance to pay for a Doctor to treat my service connected injuries. To make it short My Dr. has as better than good cardenseils as one could have. Will this make any kind of difference being I have been constantly treated for my injuries out side the VA for the last 6 years and was treated at the VA before that??

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Have you had your private medical doctor write a letter that he has been treating you and with what kind of meds and that your injury has increased in severity?

This may be the start of an increase.



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Josephine, HI!! I see you every wheres glad to speek to you. Yes on all.

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if you have a good civilian opinion, it can be helpful, but make sure the va gets the supporting treatment records as well. some vets just send in the doctor's letter. when you do that, if the private doctor's letter conflicts with the va examiner's write-up, the va exam will carry the greater weight.

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Is there a medical Physical Medial Exam on an increase with extensive medical records and history of injury?? Is there an exam for ever particular claim. Thanks RC

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It sounds like you have all of your ducks in a row. Just check and double check and keep an eye on the ducks, so that the VA doesn't switch places with them.

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Is there a medical Physical Medial Exam on an increase with extensive medical records and history of injury?? Is there an exam for ever particular claim. Thanks RC

you will be examined for every condition that you requested increased evaluation for, va is required to provide that. if you have extensive medical records, it is only necessary to submit the records from the past one or two years, because the issue before the rater is, how severe is the condition NOW, he is not concerned with how bad it was years ago.

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If the private doctor does not comply with the criteria that VA needs- they will not give his/her IMO any weight.

See my post under search "Getting an Independent Medical Opinion"-

The doctor as part of stating a full medical rationale can use citations from known medical texts to support their opinion.They should refer to specific clinical records too-

if some so called VA expert already opined against the claim make sure the doctor has copy of this too.

In cases involving inservice events, accidents, traumatic situations etc- the IMO doctor must make a clear nexus statement-

in claims involving secondary conditions- the statement must be clear as to how the SC disability caused or contributed to the secondary one.

A friend of mine had a superb renown private doctor-way beyond VA's caliber-and expertise-

unfortunately the private doctor had to do 2 or 3 IMOs before he complied with the VA criteria- enough for the vet to get an award.

He kept failing to address the SMRs and the SMRs held the nexus the vet needed.

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