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Dbq From My Private Neurologist


Papa

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Last week I went to see my Private Neurologist to have him complete the DBQ for PD. He was happy to do this, and he did not charge me. Currently, I have a rating of 30% for PD. I had a QTC exam, but this exam is past history now, but one asspect that bothers me is that this GP kept poking me with needlesexcl.png My Private Nuerolgist has never poked me with needlesexcl.png Here is what he wrote on the DBQ:

Does the Veteran now have or Has he been diagnosed with PD: Yes

Date of Diagnoses: 7/2008

Dominate Hand: R

Stooped posture: none

Balance impairment: severe

Bradykinesia or slow motion: mild

Loss of automatic movement: mild

Speech changes: moderate

Tremors:

Right upper: moderate

Left upper : severe

Right lower: moderate

Lower left: mild

Muscle stiffness: no

Depression: severe

Cognitive impairment or Dementia: moderate

Loss of sense of smell: partial

Sleep disturbance: severe

Difficulty chewing/swallowing: moderate

Urinary: none

Constipation: severe

sexual dysfuntion: severe

Financial responsible: yes

Does PD impact Veteran's ability to work: yes

Totally disabled due to PD.

Since I already have the basic 30%, will this DBQ help me get it increased? I have already sent a copy to my Lawyers.

How, can I find out the rating for each of the above secondary issues?

Papa

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Are you rated for depression? I am thinking you should be total with possible SMC "S". For instance, if you have TDIU now this would get your "S" probably if it adds 60% to a total rating. Do you need aid and assistance to function these days? It seems you have more than one condition that would make you 100% or TDIU.

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papa

if you'll go back to a previous reply i made to you, you will see that you have more severe's than i had and the va gave me a total of 170%, before va math. you will not need a lawyer in my opinion. my local va gave me my percentages from the the dbq. you will get smc of $99.00, for sexual dysfunction because of the loss of a reproductive organ.

i see you are at 70% disability now. from what you stated that your dbq showed, you will have no problem. friend, stop worrying. let us know the final outcome.

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I agree with Warren, I think your chances of increase is on it way. Keep fighting and specially never give up!

Good luck and God bless!

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