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My Imo By Military Treating Physician Of 1964


Josephine

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This is the letter from my military treating physician to which they have not seen. He was there and knew it all.

May 15, 2004

To whom it may concern:

_________ Formerly ---- , has requested that I write documenting my care of her during the period of

February and March, 1964, at the U.S ___ She was an enlisted person and I was a general Medical Officer, practicing at that facility. The question she has asked me to address is whether I helped her obtain a discharge from the Navy.

_____________ has provided from her medical records as well as recent letter to me, which is undated. My evaluation of her on 2/20/64 and a follow up visit on 2 / 27/ 64 are available. Two Psychiatric consultations are also available for review. The first performed on 3/12/64 by DR. J and the second performed by Dr. M. Finally the letter by our C.) recommends an Honorable Discharge by reason of unsuitability. My understanding is that the discharge occurred shortly thereafter.

After phone discussion with ____, I did remember her as an enlisted person at the ______ with whom I had worked on occasion. My workup of 2/20/64 concluded that she had tension versus vascular headaches and I added a tranquilizer to her headache medicine for anxiety. The note from 2/ 27/ 64 documents that the lab test were normal and I recognize my personal shorthand in my notes that I often used for a counseling session. After 40 years I do not remember whether I started the process discharge, but suspect I may have been supportive. She had seen a Navy Psychiatrist on 3/12/64 with no indication of further workup or return. Two weeks later she saw another psychiatrist to whom I frequently referred patients who needed special understanding and sensitivity. While there is no documentation that I referred her, the fact that she saw Dr. M scarcely two weeks after with no worsening of condition does suggest to me that I may have sent her for the evaluation relative to discharge.

Both C H and Dr. M comment on ----- immaturity and that she was uncooperative in her duties. After she reminded me and recalled specific instances. I did recall that she baby - sat in our home on multiple occasions with our two children ages 2 and 1. I know that my wife and I would have not allowed her to stay with the children if there had been any question of her suitability. The ___ staff was close knit and I would have likely been made aware of any poor behavior on ______ part.

While my memory does not allow me confident documentation of my role in her discharge there is circumstantial evidence that her story is credible and I hope that you will give her case every consideration..

C. M.D.

Thanks bunches!

Josephine

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Josephine:

You can't do any better than that. This is a no brainer if you are currently disabled due to anxiety and depression. I am very surprised you were able to get this kind of cooperation and good luck.

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Pete,

I have been in treatment for anxiety and depression for the last 42 years. If I had not baby-sit for this kind doctor and his wife, as he was so kind to get me and allowed me to watch his children and to spend the night at his home and then they took me back to the barracks the next day. I would have killed myself in that place.

I requested a transfer and it just didn't come in soon enough and I had to get out of that place. He started the process for my discharge and placed me on the librium and caffergot.

I had not spoken with him since 1964, but he told me that he gave the personnel office a letter to send to me to help me secure my benefits as soon as my discharge. I never received this letter.

After my C&P with the two crooked psychiatrist, I went to the computer and typed a military search for him and there he was with his private telephone number. I had no ideal at the time, that it was really him, but it was. I was afraid to place the phone call, but it was him.

He has impeccable credentials. Those two psychiatrist will never be on his level.

This is where it get tricky. I filed for benefits for anxiety and depression in 1978 and again in 2002, and the Va. awarded me a pension declaring me 100% disabled to this illness to 1983, but no service connection.

In 2004, I located all the military psychiatric records and administrative records leading to my early discharge, which the Va. does recognize as New and Material Evidence never Requested by the Va. thus leading to the re-opening of the earlier claims.

Same problem as Macool is having.

Thanks so much,

Josephine

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Terry,

I started my treatment in 1967, but did see a doctor in 1965, but due to my pregnancy, I was not allowed medication. Pregnancy was 1965 running into 1966. I did take an over dose in 1965 and this is documented by the two lying psychiatrist.

I have been under the care of a physican from 1965 to date. The two Psychaitrist were kind in listing most of my medications over the span of the 42 years.

They gave me an Axis I of Anxiety not otherwise specified.

They elaborate on all the symtoms of anxiety and depression, but it was there ruling that knocked me out.

It appears, that her symptoms are primary a personality disorder and that it appears her anxiety did not begin or not worsened by service.

I have a problem with the word Appears.

Thanks,

Josephine

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