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matt

Went To Va To Pick Up Copies Of Cand P

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So had a C and P for PTSD and Feet back on June 24th. Called and asked if I could pick up copies of the c and p, they said sure. I went to the Va where the C and P's were conducted. I was told that I could not have a copy for the PTSD, until the Dr released it. I was like huhhhh? Didn't make any sense. But ehy did give me the one for the feet so here it is:

Physical Exam:

Patient can wiggle his toes without pain. There is no foot edema. Gait is normal. He has mild bilateral heel calluses. Peripheral pulses are grade 2+. he doe snot have hammertoes. he has mild flatfoot, both weight bearing and non weightbearing, bilaterally. Achilles tendon are mobile and nontender to palpation. he has a mild amount of midfoot malalignment and no forefoot malalignment. This is true bilaterally. He has 10 degrees of hallux vargus bilaterally. He is tender to palpation under his heels bilterally and mid arch bilaterally and under the 4th metarsal on the left.

impression:

bilateral planter fasciitis

bilateral pes planus

X-rays show left foot pes planus hammer toes and posterior continual spur, right foot shows pes planus posterior calcaneal spur and possible old trauma to the lateral malleolus.

Opinion: I have been asked for an opinion if the patient's current bilateral pes planus is at least likely as likely as not a continuation of problems in the military.

the patient was seen for bilateral pes planus in 2001 and planter fasciitis is listed on is report of medical history dated 2005. the planter fasciitis is noted to be chronic. Given this, i would state that his current foot pain is most likely a continuation of the foot pain noted in the military.

So we shall see what comes of this..actaully i was happy that at least the VA can see that I do have feet problems....i would love to just start over with a new set of feet, but that isn't an option, but at least the examinier can see the problems I am having and x-rays don't lie.....

Matt

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Matt,

Good for you.

Yes, in some instances the Psychiatrist holding the C&P for your PTSD has to release the write up.

Something about being harmful to you.

Check back later to see if they have been released.

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Josephine,

Harmful to me....hmmm, i wonder how they come up with that...but then again it is the VA...I ordered a copy via the va toll free number, hopefully my claim will be completed soon....

Matt

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I just had a C&P exam and when I went to the ROI office, to get a copy, was told C&P exam copies need to be released by the VBA/veterans service center(VSC), as the ROI office can't release them. I went to theVSC and they're sending me a copy when it's completed by the examiner.

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Josephine,

Harmful to me....hmmm, i wonder how they come up with that...but then again it is the VA...I ordered a copy via the va toll free number, hopefully my claim will be completed soon....

Matt

Matt,

The same thing happened to me. I went to get a copy of my C&P results and the lady gave me a copy.

I did not agree with what was said about me, so I filed a complaint with the patient advocate.

This did not go over too hot, so the doctor doing the examination, went in and posted not to release

the records to me.

To late for her, for I already had a copy.

Strange things do happen.

I went back later and did get another copy and saw where she had back tracked and placed that in the

records below the date of the exam.

I am sure they will get a copy to you.

Always,

Betty

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If you have a Doc you can request that they be released to the Doc and than they have to comply. Or wait and see what they decide. Usually when they refuse to release its an exam that is in your favor.

From what I see you will get something out of this as you have a compensatable condition linked to service.

Good Luck

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