Quick Question About Remedials

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  1. SwimDude11

    SwimDude11 New Member

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    Hey all,
    New poster here, I just had a quick question for anyone with experience with this.
    Today I had my Optometry exam and Physical
    I Know I did fine on the color blind (got all the numbers correct, saw the two paths, etc...), vision is good, and depth perception im assuming is good as well since I can perceive depth haha. The issue is that during the Physical my resting HR was 105 BPM which I am well aware is about 5 over the acceptable range. My BP was perfect however. I was very nervous for this appointment as other cadets had told me horror stories about their physicals. How would this work out? Would they have me get it retested as a remedial or would that be a DQ and require a waiver?
    I feel like I am worrying about nothing, but it still bothers me that I will have to go through an extra hassle and maybe DQ for being nervous :rolleyes:

    Thanks for any input or help!

    -Swimdude
     
  2. Pima

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    I wouldn't worry about this at all. Docs know this is a nerve racking experience for many and a slightly elevated rate is not uncommon. If they have any issue at all, and give you a remedial, they will ask for your primary family doc to submit your med records. They will quickly see that through the yrs this was never an issue your entire life.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply! Do you think that they will most likely just qualify me and not go through the hassle of a remedial? The chances of that seem slim to me haha but I'm not sure how they work! Also, you seem to know a lot, do you have a lot of experience with DoDMERB?
    Regards,
    Swimdude
     
  4. Pima

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    They may send you a remedial, but that does not necessarily mean that you have to go to another doc. and have your BP taken again. It may mean send in your med records from your family practitioner illustrating that at every physical you never had high BP, and this was just nerves.

    I have no experience with DoDMERB because my child had no issues. I am just a long time poster with a great memory so I can quickly recall unique situations.

    Remember DoDMERB is always a case by case scenario when it comes to DQ and remedials.

    One thing I have told many posters. This is the time to take to your Doc a CD ROM, and ask them to transfer your medical records over onto a CD. I don't know if this exam was for an SA or ROTC, but if in the end you go ROTC, you will not being using the military health care and it may come in handy over the next 4 yrs.
    ~~~~ We sent all of our children with a CD rom to college. It has come in handy. Our DD in college was in extreme pain at 2 a.m. (4 hrs away from home), she did not tell us until the next a.m. Her friends took her to the ER, and as they carried her out of her room she had the fore thought to tell them to get that CD out of her desk. When they got there instead of going through all of the check boxes for her medical history; which many of you kids can't recall---i.e. allergies to certain meds., last tetanus shot, insurance provider and policy #, she just handed them the CD. The ER doc even told her that by handing this over he was able to rule out/treat her faster. He had said he never saw this before, and as a doc near a big college he wished every student had it.
    ~ Her girlfriends told their folks, and many of their parents did the exact same thing.
    ~~ Our eldest (ROTC grad) used it too. When he was going for SFT he was required a short exam (shots/sports physical type). He took it in. They downloaded it, and was in and out within 15 mins. He also took it to WPAFB for his FC1 physical. Much easier to carry than all of your med. records for the past 21 yrs.

    Just food for thought that if you have to go and get your doc records, ask them to download them. They will probably tell you it will take a couple of days, but it is worth the wait.
     

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