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Requested A Neurological Consult


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I put in a request for a Neurological consult, to determine if their is any physical findings, that can support probable findings, from a battery of neuropsychiatric tests, that indicate that I suffer from a cognitive personality syndrome or disorder and a cognitive depression disorder, both due to trauma from a head injury.

I am wondering how long and/or how often should I be checking with the appointment nurse on this appointment, if I have yet to hear from anyone on it? I don't want to be like some here, who have waited long periods of time before they get such referal concults.

Rockhound Rider :rolleyes:

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Hello Rockhound,

Hopefully this can help:

I am not sure what your rating is with the VA. STILL,,, if you asked your primary care provider for the consult,,, they usually will address that information then,,, ie: notate the request in the "plan" section of the progress note. I would just call your primary care provider and check to see if they place the consult. If they say yes, feel free to call the nuero-psych clinic to see if they scheduled you. They should give you a date. Further, they will normally say that they mailed out the scheduling date to you. Now, when you are scheduled depends on availability of appoint.

Hope this helps.

Tayo

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i'd call them weekly. remember...the squeaky wheel gets the grease. (or something like that...) keep bugging them until you get your appt; don't let them forget about you.

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I wasn't scheduled to see my PCP for about another three months, so when I was at the VA Hospital on something else, I went to the team check in person and put the request in. When she inquired if Dr. so and so knew about my concern, I didn't know who she was talking about, she told me that this Dr had been assigned as my PCP. I was however under the impression that the last Dr. who was my most resent one I saw was the one to be assigned me. I was told she was only a temperary Dr so that the could follow up on a resent hospitalization on a unrelated problem. Not only did this Dr believe as I did, this person was a female Dr I had a written notice on file. That I had issues with male Drs. This new unknown Dr was a male Dr.

I have received notice of their compliance to my request for a female Dr. but have yet heard on the referal to a neurologist. I don't have the same problems with seeing male Dr's who are specialist, since I don't see them as regularly as I do my PCP and Psychiatrist. Even the lady in the Diabetic foot clinic is female and does a wonderful job of trimming my toe nails, I wished she did complete pedicures, a good foot massage would do wonders for my disposition of late. LoL

Anyway, phone calls go to voice message and I rarely get calls back, so I guess it will have to be hands on once again and go in and keep checking with the team check in person. Or maybe I can do a walk in to see the nurse about my BP and pulse and also aske about the flu shot for this year.

Thanks for the suggestions

Rockhound Rider :rolleyes:

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