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not a Q but a STATEMENT about the power of an IMO/IME


im currently writing my award time frame and my success story for this Great Veterans Blog Information site.

but, in the mean time i want to stress and admit that all the others here stressed to me ,,,, if you get any type of small retro and believe your going further in your VA quest for benefits you deserve. please please,,, do your self a favor and save $2,500 and get an IMO/IME... it is the world of difference... if i can say that 1 of the 5 most important things ive learned here on this site is,,, the importance of realizing that a C and P exam will never get you there no matter your evidence. please take this advice and save up to get your imo/ime and then get your win from the VA.

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Well put Paul- I find that when I advise widows here  to do that, they often do not heed the advice. I know it can be a major expense, but I did it myself for my AO DMII death claim and woul

An IMO won an impossible case for me.  I contended that the heat stroke I suffered caused my neuropathy, this was denied in toto by the VA even though a letter by the Secretary of the VA noted that a

On my first claim for SC I sat down and started calling every specialist in the phone book. I found one who would give me an IMO for 250. I provided info about how the IMO must be worded and he did a

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This is your Appointed PCP Correct?

Most of the PCP's that I experience do say things that was not mention during the time of the scheduled appointment in their reports ''notes'' if its not anything about your healthcare  then I would not get involved with it...however if it is about your healthcare and it was not mention to you at the time of your appointment   then yes definitely  make copies of these VA Notes  off from your Myhealthvet Internet Account.

Make at least 2 copies  and hi-lite what was not mention/said during your Appointment and  show this to your PCP (The  PCP from your Appointment at that time and date) and not a substitute....I have had to do this 2 times with different VA Care providers.

I have never had a PCP tell me they didn't say that ect,,ect,,....actually they can't if you show them the notes as to what they wrote up.

I even said to one PCP why did you say theses things in your report? You do write up things about my healthcare check up and about what your exam will show from this exam and my Blood Labs Correct?  Yes that's correct...I gentily pull out my notes I had copied..and show them....that puts them on the spot and the onlt thing that can do is make a Addendum  They can't take away what they wrote but they can correct it.

If this Dr sill says she did not say that , you have proof and obviously she/he did say that.....if she will not say or correct it just be nice and say ok then I will be filing a complaint with the Hospital Director  which I hope I would not have to do..but I am going to get this corrected one way or the other   be-careful not to make a threat to the Dr. or be Rude.  Always be nice and smile. 

Note: You can try one of the VA Veterans Advocates  but I personally never had any help from them.  they will tell you they will get it straighten out  you wait a couple weeks and nothing as change in your notes...at least that's from my experience.

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''This is probably the only path open. I am literally making daily downloads of the notes section, at least when the site works, as that is the only way I know when she has made new comments or statements. Funny thing though, I know she knows how to send a secure message, as she has finally sent one, and its contents are not in the notes section''.

..........................................Secure Message...............................................

No, The Secured messages will never be in the Progress Notes...the secured Message is just that  ''Secure'' and you will only find it in secure message.

Any time your Dr sends you a secure message  it stays in there until you delete it and vise versa..  you can also make copies of your secure messages .

I never delete anything if I can help it, if I do I make a quick copy of it and put it in an organized folder  but after a year or two they may be automatically deleted or  from lack of activity. 

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I wanted to mention the the OP this. (paulcolrain)

I apologize to you sir ,I never intentionally Hi-jack your post   some times these things happen and we get away from the original post.

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24 minutes ago, Buck52 said:

I wanted to mention the the OP this. (paulcolrain)

I apologize to you sir ,I never intentionally Hi-jack your post   some times these things happen and we get away from the original post.



I too apologize, it was not intentional and I did not realize it was happening until Buck52 posted that.

mea culpa

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