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C And P Exam Pts/orthropedic

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How long does it takes for your exam to be in computer, so I can get a copy and review what they wrote up. Also, can a va doctor do a PTSD c and p for rating.

C and P examiners usually complete their exams fairly quickly. If the exam is done at the VAMC by a VA examiner then the exam is usually completed, reviewed, signed off and available within 30 days of the exam. At least that is what the VAMC wants and if everything goes as planned and everone does their job, etc. Sometimes the exams can take much longer to get processed it really depends on alot of different variables, but in a perfect world usually within 30 days of the exam.

You, asked, "Also, can a va doctor do a PTSD c and p for rating".- I am not sure what you are asking here. There are VA examiners who do PTSD exams. There are VA contracted examiners who do PTSD exams. Then there are VA treating physicians who diagnosed but do not do PTSD exams. If your asking if the treating doctor can do your PTSD exam, the answer is it is very unlikely, as the VA separates the exam docs who perform examinations for compensation and pension purposes from the treating doc's who handle your therapy and your meds. I hope that answers your question,- Harleyman

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All doctors who do C and P exams work for VA. Either they work for the VA Medical Center full time, or they are contracted by VA and paid for by VA to do C and P exams for Veterans. If you had a C and P exam, then it was a VA doctor either permanantly conducting examinations for VA or a doctor who is a temporary hire by VA, to conduct exams, as VA has been overloaded with Veterans who need exams for thier claims for service related conditions.

Yep, it seems strange that the same people who are verifying your claim, are also hiring the doctor who is going to make the decision. Doesn't seem quite like this is an unbiased situation, but it is the system we have to deal with, and therefore we have websites like this one, to help you fight through the process.

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