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Need To Locate Doc's For Imo's In Sc

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Live in rural South Carolina and looks like I may need an IMO for some of my claims. Where do I start or does some one have a list of doctors in this state? Thanks for any info/help?

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You might find what you need here:




http://www.imenet.com/




Also have you listened to our radio
shows with Dr. Bash in the SVR archives here at hadit?


Dr. Bsh ,as a former VA doctor, has
rovided excellent IMOs and IMEs for countless veterans overt the
years.


Here is his site:




http://www.craigbashmd.com/




He did IMOs for me that were superb. I
won that claim.




Try this link too:

http://expertpages.com/experts.php/independent_medical_examiner_south_carolina.htm

A doctor ,not familiar with IMOs for VA claims, should follow the IMO criteria here in our IMO forum and use the specific key wording as to 'as likely as not' , or ' more than likely' etc etc and give a complete medical rationale. It also hels that they provide a CV and also citations from medical treatises and/or texts.

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You might find what you need here:

http://www.imenet.com/

Also have you listened to our radio

shows with Dr. Bash in the SVR archives here at hadit?

Dr. Bsh ,as a former VA doctor, has

rovided excellent IMOs and IMEs for countless veterans overt the

years.

Here is his site:

http://www.craigbashmd.com/

He did IMOs for me that were superb. I

won that claim.

Try this link too:

http://expertpages.com/experts.php/independent_medical_examiner_south_carolina.htm

A doctor ,not familiar with IMOs for VA claims, should follow the IMO criteria here in our IMO forum and use the specific key wording as to 'as likely as not' , or ' more than likely' etc etc and give a complete medical rationale. It also hels that they provide a CV and also citations from medical treatises and/or texts.

Thank you so much Berta. I'll look at all of them.

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My DR would not write me a IMO for three years.

One day i walked in and sat him down and explained that he did not have to be 100% sure but only 51% sure and that he would not have to make an appearance at the VA .

That made all the difference , he immediatly said {well! in that case i will write your letter for you}

I gave him a sample IMO that i wrote from a internet sample giving him what he needed to write including the most important words any IMO can contain and i stressed how important it was to put that phrase in at least once,he inserted it in the letter 2 times {AS LIKEY AS NOT connected to his military service} along with proper documentation and evidence all military history concerning the injury.

I sent it to my lawyer first and got a call within a few days.the lawyer said that was one of the best nexus letters he had ever seen.

So you might want to talk to your doc , and if you explain they just might do it for you.

That letter only cost me $35.00 and was welll worth it.

Alot of doctors won't write them anyway ,but some will , if you explain the 50% and he knows your medical history from the military.

I hope this may have helped

I live in NORTH CAROLIANA

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good point and advise. My cardiology refused to write one for me 3 weeks ago. However was in his office today and was told I needed my primary doctor to start the letter and then the cardiology Dr would add his comments. But I just read Berta suggestion on using DR. BASH. I would love to know his fee first and will contact him.

thanks for the info

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