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Has anyone tried contacting the C&P examiner to clarify the exam report? The reason I ask is the examiner stated to me at the time of the exam that she had no doubt as to onset of my condition during service, and specifically said that she was going to write her report in such a way as to ensure that I get what I need. Yet the report had the dreaded "mere speculation" statement. However, in the report she seemed to suggest the the RO should defer to the opinion of my VA doc who is a specialist (the examining doc is a GP or internist). Well, the VARO used the C&P exam to deny service connection. The claim has not yet been promulgated because my VSO has been successful in getting the decision reviewed before promulgation and at this time the review has not yet been completed. So I am wondering if speaking with the doc who did the exam could possibly help.

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CB,

Cough, cough, BLITCH, cough..............

My C&P took place the day after Thanksgiving,2008, by a PhD , She received her PhD degree two years earlier. It was a Holiday Friday and you could tell, she didn't want to be there.

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CB,

Cough, cough, BLITCH, cough..............

LOL. You nailed her. Thanks carlie.

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Has anyone tried contacting the C&P examiner to clarify the exam report? The reason I ask is the examiner stated to me at the time of the exam that she had no doubt as to onset of my condition during service, and specifically said that she was going to write her report in such a way as to ensure that I get what I need. Yet the report had the dreaded "mere speculation" statement. However, in the report she seemed to suggest the the RO should defer to the opinion of my VA doc who is a specialist (the examining doc is a GP or internist). Well, the VARO used the C&P exam to deny service connection. The claim has not yet been promulgated because my VSO has been successful in getting the decision reviewed before promulgation and at this time the review has not yet been completed. So I am wondering if speaking with the doc who did the exam could possibly help.

I have on two occasions, the most recent was after an incompetent 30 year old psychologist interviewed me for 20 minutes and and because I told her I used to drink to self medicate she accused me of being an alcoholic. I confronted her in the session and then she held up forwarding the results of my C&P to the VA. I talked with the clinic manager and lodged a complaint. I faxed over a letter to have entered into my record complaining about the delay and the comportment of the psychologist. I copied my VFW DSO at the VRO. I was pissed. My providers at the VA have known that before I received decent dx and tx for my PTSD I self medicated with alcohol. The psychologist was more interested in the information she lost after typing it in. Well everything worked out. I made sure that even if the letter of complaint was not entered by the contract agency I got my Service Officer to ensure it was entered into the record. I have never had an issue confronting what I feel are issues I have. I have been fortunate. I always say that you can only rely on yourself ultimately. In the case of Vets who are less able they need advocacy. The Freaking VA wants us to be afraid of the big bad monster. This is control through fear. If you are able ask questions, arm yourself with information, and ask why something is the way it is and ask for the location of the rule or law governing it. I vented a bit, but my ultimate point is if you are genuinely terrified of the system and this is understandable - use Hadit, attorney consults, fellow Vets who can help you navigate. Whew I feel better after that.

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What is the code for sunburn, lethergy ? thinkingof filing

verpl,

Is this a serious question.

If it is - then start it in a new topic.

carlie

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Not only did I try to talk with this azz NP liar biatch, I did indeed talk with her on 2 seperate occasions...she lied and told me she never wrote the information that I read to her that was in my recond of my C&P exam, and kept telling me "someone else wrote that/someone must have mixed up the records"... when I was denied my claim, I appealed and went to te pt advocate to "turn her lying azz in" and was told the VAMC removed her from ever doing C&P exams ever at this VAMC, but had to keep her at the facility as her spouse is an administrator there! WTF??

So I went to the VP FOIA officer and wrote my rebuttal for a new exam, all the inconsistencies in the exam and to request a new exam.

It took the FOIA officer 3 days to find out where she worked, and when asked if she wrote this her reply was "I don't remember, but if it's there than I must have, I don't remember!"

Well almost 7 yrs later, during these yrs requests by Pt Advocate, FOIA officer, Psych Dr, VSO, Myself, Director of C&P exams Dept Head, all requests for a new C&P exam an impartial exam request and NEVER GRANTED! VARO DENIED ONE!

BTW while I put in my appeal the VA...said I didn't put my appeal in timely, so denied. Proved it was in time. Denied again with DRO on basis of this azz opinion.(Also VAR could not understand if condition was or not retated to in-service as she worded it so one could not guess what she meant/as she said NOT!) Next the VA declared me deceased so I prove I am alive...next they declare to sever my other granted claim.

In personal hearing VARO denied claim and cued itself on other claim they tried to sever as rating initially granted was too low, so granted higher %.

So this one went to BVA for a few years, and came back to VARO on REMAND...a few months ago and sits in limbo at VARO.

Good luck and I hope no one else has to deal with what I have had to indure with the VA. ;)

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