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dereekbanks

C & P Exam Only 10 Minutes. . .

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Hello all!

I went to my C & P exam today. It was for a claim to have my current rating of 40% awarded back in 2003 raised.

I think it went well. . . I think . .

I entered the waiting area, went to the desk and handed the secretary the documents that QTC sent me to complete prior to my appt. I sat down and waited about 10 minutes and was called back at exactly 1:00pm as scheduled. I was given my check for travel, weighted, asked about the most I have weighted over the past year, had my blood pressure checked then escorted to a room to wait on the doctor. After waiting about 10 mins the doctor knocked and stuck his head in the door and said he would be with me in a few more minutes. I then heard him in knock and enter the room next to me. He and the patient in that room talked about the problems that guy was having and what he did in the military. They then started laughing out loud and the doctor started saying what a small world it was because his father (whom is Korean) worked with the same unit this guy was apart of. They laughed some more as they moved into the hall outside my room door, said goodbyes then the doctor entered my room

He introduced himself, looked over my paperwork and asked if the VA knew about my injury. I said yes. He then said that is why they only want one x-ray. He asked me to stand and touch my toes. I bent forward until I felt pain and stopped. He said wow, your in bad shape. He told me to lean back and to both sides. I sat down and he attempted to straighten my left leg, I jerked back due to pain and he said the VA should not have even bothered sending me to him because clearly I have severe nerve root compression. He did the same to the other leg and I could not lift it at all without leaning back to do so. He then asked if I had hemorrhoids or bleeding in my rectum. I said no. He asked me to stand and drop my pants. He helped me up and wen to get a glove. I pulled my pants just below my buttocks and he saw my TENS unit and wires going to my back and asked if it was VA issued, I said yes. He said forget the anal exam pull your pants up this is ridiculous. He then asked how far I had to travel to get to his office. I told him about 50 miles. He apologized for me having to drive that far and said the VA should see these things every time I go see my primary care doctor. He then asked me what about some papers I brought with me, I told him they were my medical records and a list of medicines I take in-case he needed to review them. He looked at my list of prescriptions, said wow as he put his hand on his jaw said the side effects alone from my meds would render me unemployable. He asked if they made me dizzy and sleepy. I said yes. He said I probably cannot climb stairs or walk too far either. I said that is also true, nor can I be intimate with my wife anymore or do anything physical with the family. He said don't worry, he will write it up so that the VA will have to take care of me and give me proper compensation. He started jotting down notes about my range of motion being very poor, my TENS unit and meds. He told me to take my time gathering my stuff and that was it. There was no need for x-rays because the VA already has numerous sets and he would write it up so that it will be a no-brainer for the VA. He then shook my had and walked out

All this occurred in less than 10 minutes.

Is it really that easy. . . I'm still sitting here in disbelief!!

Some feed back would be nice on this one!!!

How long do I have to wait before I can get a copy of those records?

Edited by dereekbanks

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I am hoping for your sake that he accomplishes just what he said he would.... Force them to see that there is no question about your condition.

As for getting your records, in my case I had my C&P on a Thursday. I was at my PTSD group (at my VA med center) on the next Monday and went in to ask for my copy of my C&P report. They told me that for psych stuff they had to have the psychiatrists OK to release it.... then when he saw which doctor it was, he said, "Oh she always says OK." And he printed me a copy. I would think you could get a copy no problem.

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Being that the exam was done by a contracted QTC examiner - you probably won't be able to get

a copy of the exam / results, from the VARO until after a decision is rendered.

The VARO owns QTC exams - not the VAMC.

From what you have posted I think your request for increase will be based on the criteria for

range of motion (ROM).

Hopefully it won't be too long before you hear anything further, but I would not count on less

than at least 3 months.

JMHO

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Wow. Where are you located? They use QTC here in Atlanta as well, and my husband's last exam was only 10 minutes and two questions, no exam, regarding his request for increase of residuals from prostate cancer treatment. Doc said everything he needed was already in the file, so he didn't need to do an exam. Not very encouraging, given that the prior exam 2 years ago did not go so well, doc didn't care to listen to him and didn't include anything my husband tried to tell him in the reports, which resulted in the VA thinking hubby is "cured", which is why we're having to go through this all over again. QTC won't give you copies of records, they say you have to request them from the VA 90 days after the exam.

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Hey Loki! I'm here in Atlanta as well!!! I called QTC and was told wait until a decision is made and get copies from the VA. I'll just be patient and see what happens!!!

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Please do not believe what a QTC doctor tells you until you see it on the report.

Papa

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