Asthma & Former Experience

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  1. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN Member

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    I am looking to try and pay it forward in regard to asthma, my DS and the path we took in order for him to become qualified.

    I hope this helps:

    1. I took upon myself to seek out a specialist for breathing / asthma.
    2. The Dr. I found happened to work with Navy divers. (This was a very big plus.)
    3. Used my medical insurance and was not a hit.
    4. Supplied the specialist with all of my DS prior medial history.
    5. The Dr. was not at all a fan of the methacholine challenge test.
    6. Dr. insisted on the spectrometry.
    7. DS took the spectrometry and based on his numbers the Dr. wrote a letter clearing my DS of asthma.
    8. Supplied all medical information to the remedial.
    9. Qualified.

    I'm quite certain I may have left information out or that there my be questions. Please PM me is anybody has questions.
     
  2. civic29

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    Your son is lucky to have such a great dad! Way to go


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  3. cjss

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    My son has been going through this now. He has taken a asthma test came back that he didn't have it. We have sent letters from his Doctor. They still have disqualified him and say waiver needed. The thing is he has never had asthma, but used a inhaler when he was younger. He does not know what else to do. Any advice?
     
  4. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    You might consider using a DODMERB consultant.
    Dr. Glenn Merchant is a former Marine aviator and (later) Navy physician who worked for DODMERB for six years.

    http://www.dodmerbconsultants.com/

    I have not used him, as DS qualified without a problem, but others on this forum have spoken highly of Dr. Merchant.
     
  5. cjss

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    Thank you he has sent them a email. Hope it helps.
     
  6. USMAROTCFamily

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    Please send me a PM if you don't hear back from him.
     
  7. cjss

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    I tried to send you a pm didn't work. We did hear from him yesterday. It was ok but wanted money to help him. So we will go a different way. Thanks
     
  8. Ex.BT.USN

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    cjss,

    You need a few more posts before you can PM. I'm not sure how many but I don't think it will take much. Try to get a few more and then PM me. After being through this I'm hoping I can be of some help.

    Best and Merry Christmas!
     
  9. ProtoFly

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    To the OP:

    I'm having problems finding information on the 'spectrometry' tests, only finding information on 'Spirometry'. Could they be the same test?

    Thanks very much.
     
  10. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    spirometry is likely what they meant.

    Spectrometry is an laboratory analytical technique using light (not used for asthma testing ) in analyzing samples.
     
  11. Ex.BT.USN

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    Thank you

    Thank you for picking up on that...very important find!!

    Yes, spirometry.

    Sorry if I confused anyone.
     
  12. Wilco

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    Ex.BT.USN

    Sent you a PM with some questions on process your son went through. Thanks. Wilco
     

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