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Qtc C&p Ptsd Exam


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Hello,

I'm new to posting and a new member but I've been reading your site for quite some time. Today I went to C&P PTSD exam at a private practice psychiatrist arranged by QTC. I am active-duty and have been in for 24 1/2 years. I have recently been entered into the medical board (IDES) process and I'm assigned at the warrior transition battalion (WTB) until I retire. This "exam" seemed anything but. The "doctor" entered the room in nursing scrubs, never introduced himself, and started asking me questions. He never even asked the "how are you doing today " question. When he asked how long I had been diagnosed with PTSD and TBI, I told him my first visit was in September 2013. He said that the paperwork he had showed my first visit was in late July 2014 (7 weeks ago). I told him the name of my doctors at the military hospital and gave specific information and was told that it didn't match what he had and we would just have to "go with it" . When I offered my medical records he said it couldn't be reviewed because that would be a disclosure violation. I said " I'm not ashamed to disclose my medical records to show the truth" I was quickly dismissed and really never talked at all about any stressors. In the end I don't feel any of my issues were even touched upon because I am not a combatant. I've been deployed 4 times, been to Afghanistan twice in 3 years. I've been embedded with the ANA infantry/medical training battalion and also ran the ICU at the only level III trauma center in country. I've seen more grisly injuries and death than I care to express, but to this guy because I didn't have a silver star or a "v" device I wasn't much of anything. My issues are real and have led to the early end of my career as I intended to stay in and make E-9. I have difficulties with documented pain, sleep apnea, nightmares, anxiety, depression, pending divorce, and multiple other medical issues. I cannot function at my job leading to medical retirement.

When I receive my rating from the VA how do I dispute this entire exam because this " doctor" (and I use the term loosely) based the entire interview on erroneous data? I am concerned that if I accept a percentage that is awarded it could later be downgraded unless I supply all the accurate information on my PTSD/TBI Treatment from the very start.

Any advice would be welcomed .

1SG

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CP,

Sorry to hear of your troubles bud. I too was Medically Retired last year thru the PEB/IDES program, after 10 years, with 5 of them in OIF/OEF. I assure you that you do not need to have a Medal of Honor, to be recognized as having PTSD. I am rated for Severe PTSD along with TBI and multiple other conditions. Most of these Docs especially when you are still Active awaiting to be Retired, always think that Vets are milking the System. Just wait and see what comes out when your claim is complete. I have had 2 claims, over 15 C&P exams, and I have a current claim and I was just called a few minutes ago, and I have 7 exams scheduled next week. The main thing that I have learned from all the Docs and Exams, is that sometimes the treat us like crap and yet it comes out good in the end. My last claim, which was back in the spring, I had a few Docs treat me like SH**, and you know what, I was rated 10%, 10% and 40%, and Special Compensation from those Docs. Sometimes they ride us hard to see what are reaction is. As far as Timelines and records go, the Dang VA is always wrong. I have had Crohn's Disease for almost 6 years and when I was in the IDES process the Doc wrote that I had the disease for less than a few months, even though I contracted it while I was in OIF/OEF due to having parasites in my Intenstine. Last year there was a note in my medical record that said I was a 40something, Female that was a recovering Alcoholic, and the Doc doing my C&P exam asked me how my Recovery was going. Now remember I am a 32 year old Male, and never Smoked or Drank in my life. I know that you have done your Country Proud and this whole process of Retiring and going home to your family is a Stressful and Crazy process, but you will be fine in the end. God Bless, Good Luck and keep us posted.

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Thank you to you both for responding. Tomorrow is my hearing C&P exam and then my med board packet is finished and comes back to me for a 10 day legal review prior to sending it to San Antonio at the same time my VA packet goes to Seattle. I am thankful all this is done while I'm still in.

Carl

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