Exam Documents

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  1. bayoubadger

    bayoubadger Member

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    My son just had his exam this morning. He took the required forms and also follow up documentation. He said the Dr did not want to see the required paperwork and did not take it. Is this normal? I assumed the dr would take the form fill it out and send it in. Is it done online now? Just concerned it got screwed up.
     
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  2. another13mom

    another13mom 10-Year Member

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    I would call the DODMETS number asap. They need the medical history forms w/ your son's signature, where he attests to disclosing everything.
     
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  3. MidwestDad

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    If memory serves DS did all the self disclosure work online prior to exam last year.
    I don't recall him needing to bring all that to the actual exam.
     
  4. future.mil.mom

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    I would call Concorde right away. My DS just went through this process in Sept/Oct and if memory serves the required medical questionnaire on-line must be printed out, signed by the candidate and physically given to the doctor performing the exam. The doctor must take it (not necessarily any support documentation you want to provide....but definitely that questionnaire with signature!). The doctor is responsible for sending the signed questionnaire to Concorde with their follow up notations from their exam. If fact I believe that the doctor was not even suppose to perform the exam if the candidate failed to bring and hand over this questionnaire with signature. At least this is what I remember.....
     
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    another13mom 10-Year Member

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    ^^ Exactly - the directions on the Dodmets site state that the history forms must be printed, signed and turned in at the exam.
     
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  6. bayoubadger

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    All taken care of. They just did not take the supplemental info. Took the form.
     
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  7. WXH1

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    I just made my DS's appointments today. The Dr office said to bring the forms, etc but the ophthalmologist said I didn't need to bring anything at all to them ( I asked twice to make sure) does that sound right?
     
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    I didn't need to bring anything to the ophthalmologist.
     
  9. 5Day

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    With regard to supplemental information... Although the examining Doctor may not take any supplemental information, if what you have to present if favorable to your medical evaluation, you can mention it during the exam and have the examining Doctor record it in his paperwork. If the examining doctor adds to his exam that a condition has resolved, or is within standards you may be able to avoid a protracted remedial process. .
     
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  10. another13mom

    another13mom 10-Year Member

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    You can fax supplemental information (or upload to email) to DODMETS. If it's info that will assist on any issue, I would forward as soon as possible for inclusion in file. You can call the info # to ask for the best way to transmit the info.
     
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    Can one do that at any moment? I thought that one should wait to see if they ask for more through remedials. I described my condition througly and plan on taking my docs to the examining physician. If he does not want to read them, should I just sent them in or wait for a remedial?
     
  12. Ravens

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    I would wait to send any documents to DoDMerb until they ask for them. You could think something on the exam is a problem and they could think otherwise. Why draw attention to yourself that is unwarranted. If they place a code and request a remedial, then send the documentation. DodMerb is pretty thorough and difficult enough.
     
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    I agree with @Ravens don't send in documentation unless it is requested. My earlier point is that if you have a condition and reported it on your medical history along with an explanation. If you give that same exact information and explanation, verbally, to your examining physician and if the physician puts that same exact explanation into their report, it will add credibility.
     
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    My son had surgery on his hand after breaking it playing football in 9th grade and had wisdom teeth pulled. I obtained a letter from the surgeon explaining the surgery and the outcome (no residual impact, fully healed), and a letter from the oral surgeon stating that wisdom teeth had been removed and no residual issues. I sent both to dodmets to avoid a remedial on the hand surgery. I know the wisdom teeth likely wouldn't trigger a remedial, but this way neither would delay approval. Similarly did the same when my daughter went through the process with letter from orthopedist to explain broken arm treated, pt completed and fully healed. Basically, if you have the info handy, send it in to avoid remedials ahead of time.
     
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  15. future.mil.mom

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    I had given our recent story with this process in a previous thread. In short, my son had two "yes" answers on his initial questionnaire. Because one was for a concussion and I had heard almost certainly they would want supporting documentation for that issue my DS brought it with him to the exam. The doctor took the info. However, the documentation never did "make it" to DodMerb anyway. So he was given the "remedial" requesting all the same documentation we had already provided to the doctor and Concorde. So we had to resend to them anyway. Also, even if the documentation had been successfully delivered to DodMerb, I do believe they still may have given him a remedial for a small and easy supplemental questionnaire that DodMerb sometimes requires (which they also asked my DS to complete along with the documentation). So...it all ended up not mattering either way.

    But I also agree with the previous posts about not giving information if not asked. That was also our logic with my DS's other "yes". It was a groin injury. In that case, since we felt less certain it would be "tagged" for supporting documentation, we did NOT provide it. Sure enough, we still got a "remedial" for that "yes" too, but it was another simple questionnaire. So again, we had made the right decision to not "fan that fire".

    In the end, because we had all documentation ready-to-go for both "yes" answers and we responded to their remedial requests immediately, my DS was qualified days later. In all likelihood, unless your DS or DD can answer "no" to every single question on that initial questionnaire you may just want to take the tactic of assuming a remedial is in their future and roll with it. Whether you bring supporting documentation or not to the initial exams, assume it will be asked for and have it ready to go. If they never ask for it, then fine. If they do, then that's fine too as long as you have it ready to scan and email to them asap.