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Do Civ Dotors Belive Va Medical Records?


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Do Civilan doctors belief VA medical records. I get the feeling that nobody outside the VA don't belief anything from the VA. My doctor said he didn't want to see my records, which I am 100%PT since 2003 and wanted him to understand all my medical problems.

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ive had the same experience, a doctor outside the VA. and an attorney said the VA is a bad joke. If you can afford it, little by little if need be, get outside diagnosis. it can help your claim immensely. Im going to drop 200.00 that I could surely use elsewhere to counter 5 different diagnosis on my back, a inaccurate MRI reading, and the a contradictory ammended MRI reading whereas I called the Radiologist out on the diagnosis, and he started crawfishing on me and then wrote up an addendum, which makes him look even worse. So I m paying for a unfettered, unbiased, accurate, comprehensive MRI reading then I will upload it onto Ebennies, because I dont even trust my doctor to add it to my file.

In case anyone has not caught on yet, one of VAs main games., is to DOWNPLAY your ilnesses and injuries, FALSIFY AND SUBSTITUTE the proper diagnostic codes on your problem list, in order to deny you care, and deny or reduce your compensation.\It is my opinion, based on personal experience that it is all tied together.

EXAMINE WHAT YOUR REAL HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE AGAINST WHAT THE VA CLAIMS IT IS. IF NOT CORRECT CHALLENGE THEM.

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ALSO if you do not have a premium account on EBENNEFITS GET ONE. Message in directly to your doctor and nurse/ you will have proof of the communications. they have 24 hours to respond.. the call center in my opinion is just a way for your health care team to have someone to blame when they drop the ball. all they have to say is they didnt get the message, and how can you prove the did? Everything I do with the VA is treated as a business transaction with a shady entity.

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Do Civilan doctors belief VA medical records. I get the feeling that nobody outside the VA don't belief anything from the VA. My doctor said he didn't want to see my records, which I am 100%PT since 2003 and wanted him to understand all my medical problems.

Doctors in general, VA or outside, don't want to take the time and effort to review records if there is no driving reason to do so.

I've found that understanding your medical history and records and any inaccuracies, along with the doctor's positive impression of you as an individual,

are what matter the most.

For multiple reasons, involving mostly money and time, many doctors are trained to optimize time in order to see as many patients as practical, and naturally, get paid to do so. If nothing else, you can blame this on the environment started at the end of WWII, when clinics became more popular, followed by the complications of insurance and Medicare. The best doctors I've had were generally those that could afford to take the time needed.

Unfortunately, they have become harder and harder to find.

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Remember, all DRs MD or DO are "Practicing" Medicine. Some have much more training and experience than others to include Specialty Board Certification in their chosen area of expertise. I think it's rare to find any Dr that will bad mouth another Dr even if they disagree with the other Dr's DX or treatment plan. With all that said, I prefer more rather than fewer Medical opinions. If it comes to surgery, I think I'll continue to pay my Medicare Part B premium in order to pick my own Cutter. I want the most experienced Surgeon & Hospital available, not the least expensive.

Recently had a Nam Vet friend that said he didn't need Medicare Part B, he uses VA for everything. He's held that position for past 2 yrs and just had a Closer to God Medical emergency, out of state. His wife called me to get help getting his SS Medicare Part B info. All of a sudden he wants non VA Specialist and treatment, the aprox $2700.00 per year Part B cost isn't a problem any more.

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IMO doctors ,familiar with the VA system, are the best resource for getting a good read of your VA medical records.

Not only have they helped many here to succeed, who otherwise would still be hoping for some favorable C & P exam to turn the tide, they also (like Dr. Bash) will look for anything that reveals inappropriate care ,that could raise to the level of causing you additional medical problems. That could become the basis for a FTCA/1151 claim.

Dr. Bash is a former VA doctor.

I developed the IMO criteria here,in our IMO forum, from the 2 IMOs I got from him.

His web site shows some of his successes for vets.

Also, in BVA decisions, whereby an award was made because of a probative IMO, they often state the names or initials of the IMO doctor and their specialty would be found in the disability claimed.

By taking a little time to google them , or google under the specific disability and doctors who treat it, even their initials might reveal the same IMO doctor, who has proven via a BVA award that their opinions carry weight with the VA.

IMOs.....they can be quite costly.

Before I paid 4 thousand bucks for mine, I knew my claim would succeed.

I had done extensive medical research and went over my evidence and the medical records every week for the entire 6 years that claim took.

Even after I got the award, I still sought evidence.I couldnt believe that battle was over.

The RO refused to consider his IMOs (violation of 38 CFR 4.6) and these days, I know I could have gotten that resolved faster.

You learn a lot from every battle you have.

If my husband had had a VA doctor as smart as Dr. Bash is, he would still be alive.

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