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When submitting an IMO, would a printout from a web site be acceptable?

This is just the text (copy/paste) from an example doc's web site. Is this what should be submitted or do they have to include it in a different manner?


B.S., Biomedical Engineering/Mathematics, summa xxx laude,

Vanderbilt University,

Nashville, TN, 1984


University of Mississippi School of Medicine,

Jackson, MS, 1988


Internal Medicine,

Vanderbilt University Hospital,

Nashville, TN, 1988-1991


Cardiovascular Disease,

Vanderbilt University Hospital,

Nashville, TN, 1991-1994


* Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991

* Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Cardiovascular Disease, 1995


* Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Vanderbilt University, 1984

* Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1990


* Fellow, American College of Cardiology

* American Medical Association

* Southern Medical Association


* General Cardiology

* Invasive Cardiology

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Vync most doctors today have them stored on their computers and are up to date they include everything you wrote out plus publications if they have ever published anything as a doctor you should not have to prepare one for a doctor you obviously know what they need but any "good" doctor should be able to give you theirs within a day or so

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I would certainly include it with whatever medical evidence I was submitting from a

particular doctor. As test posted, there may also be some published articles from the doc

that can be included in that.


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Many IMO doctors include a pre -written CV with their IMOs. My IMOs were each just 2 pages long but the IMO docs CV was 10 or 12 pages long.

One of the IMOs was to knock down a VA Endocrinologist's opinion.I had also knocked her opinion down myself by pointng out errors in it and stating her only published work was done regarding a field of medicine that was completely different from diabetes.Also I pointed out in response to the SSOC that she could not tell military time on the VA med recs, and the time of Glucose readings was VERY critical to my claim.

My IMO doc stated in his opinion that her assessment of my husband's diabetes was "medically inaccurate." and added a medical rationale to support his statement.

A local vet got an IMO from his doctor-who is very well known n his field. He didn't include any CV in the opinion.I guess he thought the VA knew who he was.The doc (when the vet had to go back for an additional IMO-he did it all wrong the first time) was very angry when he saw that I had done a run down on him on the internet when the vet showed him some of his evidence to support his claim.

His expertise far outweighed anyone at the VA as well as a C & P nurse.The print out (I think it was from healthgrades)listed many published articles and seminars he had done in the field of diabetes.

The VA weighs these IMOs heavily on the amount of expertise the IMO doctor has- so that their full medical rationale can outweigh that of any VA opinion.

IMO docs also should have a copy of any VA medical Opinions that denied the claim.

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That's a great idea. It will also save me some ink too. My doc has never been asked to do an IMO for the VA. His rough draft was pretty rough, but he told me to let him know if the wording needed to be modified. I'm trying to do my homework to make this a very easy experience for him.


I will most definitely do that. If a VA doc provides the nexus, should a vet also ask or research the CV or does the VA automatically qualify them as being an expert because they are employed by the VA?


I never thought to do my homework on VA docs or C&P docs. I'm not surprised the doc could not read military time. Wow... If any of my claims ever come back denied, I'll definitely do my research.

Thanks to everyone for this valuable information!

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Vync I had fun with the VA on one of my IMOs they would NOT discuss the human experiments at Edgewood Arsenal at all in my VA claims paperwork from 2002-Oct 2005 when they got caught lying to the Chairman of the Senate VA Committee Larry Craig, then they quickly tried to bury the issue again but that is another issue but one of the doctors I got to write a IMO was a retired Colonel 1974, a licensed psychiatrist at UCLA a professor at UCLA until he retired again in 2002 now he writes books about the human experiments,

he wrote a very nice letter explaining how Dr Boscarino's study on the effect of veterans with PTSD having a much higher rate of cardiovascular and hypertension problems than other people was the most data driven studies he had ever seen and that he opined that my service connected PTSD that started in 1974 or even from the assault in 1975 had a steady progression on my CAD and hypertension that was obvious watching the progression in my medical records from when I left the Army in 1982 that I was already having problems with high blood pressure noted in my SMRs and then within a year of leaving active duty after desert storm I had a stroke and then the heart attack in 94, triple bypass in 97 2 stents in 1997/1998 June 2002 congestive heart failure Oct 2002 heart cath showing ejection fraction less than 30% told to file SSD and VA claims by VA docs.

The BVA Judge made sure he noted who DR K was and that he was a doctor from Edgewood I would have loved to see the faces of the people in the RO when they got the decision back they had spent 7 years ignoring Edgewood....

some of the CV's are really educational and prove that you have a excellent opinion I think everyone should go thru the state medical boards and find out what type of medical background that the C&P docs really have I was told that 2 of their "cardiac docs" and were specialists in the field when I did the back ground checks thru the state one was a Nurse Practitioner and the other was a radiologist (some heart docs) you will notice the VA docs never put their CVs with their opinions the VA accepts their word they are specialists or wants to portray them as specialists (I bet they would validate a janitor as a specialist too)

I think more people should check the backgrounds of their doctors and and out of the VA it is your life

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I will most definitely do that. If a VA doc provides the nexus, should a vet also ask or research the CV or does the VA automatically qualify them as being an expert because they are employed by the VA?


If the info is there to be had I would just pull it off the internet

and submit it with the medical evidence.


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