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Whodat

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I have a future appointment with my podiatrist. Being that doctors are so busy they will not write a nexus letter. I am writing one and is pretty much done. I hope that he will read and sign.  

Where I am stuck is medical studies. Is there a up to date site for medical studies for flat feet causes knee pain? Google isn't friendly, I am getting old studies.

Help me brothers and sisters.

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Other than having access to research journals through EBSCO or your public library, or using PubMed and filtering by number of years, typing in your search query, and organizing the results by Most Recent, none that I know of other than google. I search for journals a lot for class and I usually put the word 'peer researched' in my search query somewhere, that helps sometimes. 

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It never hurts to ask a doc if they would respectfully consider to write a nexus. I might have asked a dozen VAMC specialists since 1995. Most said NO, but one said YES. It was a while back before all the shift to contractors. This one turned out to be the same doc who performed the C&P exams and actually brought up the subject with me. You never know until you try.

At minimum, they should at least document the issues associated, but don't expect them to do a full C&P though...

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20 minutes ago, Vync said:

It never hurts to ask a doc if they would respectfully consider to write a nexus. I might have asked a dozen VAMC specialists since 1995. Most said NO, but one said YES. It was a while back before all the shift to contractors. This one turned out to be the same doc who performed the C&P exams and actually brought up the subject with me. You never know until you try.

At minimum, they should at least document the issues associated, but don't expect them to do a full C&P though...

Thanks Vync. I have asked in the past and all said no. I was thinking that if I prepare one, they may sign it.  

 

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1 hour ago, brokensoldier244th said:

Other than having access to research journals through EBSCO or your public library, or using PubMed and filtering by number of years, typing in your search query, and organizing the results by Most Recent, none that I know of other than google. I search for journals a lot for class and I usually put the word 'peer researched' in my search query somewhere, that helps sometimes. 

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Thank you brokensoldier. I will take a look at this. 

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32 minutes ago, Vync said:

It never hurts to ask a doc if they would respectfully consider to write a nexus. I might have asked a dozen VAMC specialists since 1995. Most said NO, but one said YES. It was a while back before all the shift to contractors. This one turned out to be the same doc who performed the C&P exams and actually brought up the subject with me. You never know until you try.

At minimum, they should at least document the issues associated, but don't expect them to do a full C&P though...

This is actually going to be an appeal.  I was denied knee secondary to pes planus.

The examiner stated that my left knee is less that likely due to my Pes Planus because of a specific diagnosis and my right knee is as less as likely due to pes planus, more likely due to an injury or event while in the military. 

I am going to fight this one. 

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56 minutes ago, Whodat said:

This is actually going to be an appeal.  I was denied knee secondary to pes planus.

The examiner stated that my left knee is less that likely due to my Pes Planus because of a specific diagnosis and my right knee is as less as likely due to pes planus, more likely due to an injury or event while in the military. 

I am going to fight this one. 

Have you considered getting a nexus from an ortho doc?

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