Medical Exam

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  1. AROTC2019

    AROTC2019 Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I just took the physical exam portion of the DODMERB, and the doctor didn't do all of the tests (Urine test, for example). He did sign a paper from my battalion saying I was fit to take part in the ROTC program and that will be sent to Concorde, but I'm worried that I might be called back to redo the tests that he didn't perform. Has anyone had a similar experience?

    Also, I was a little nervous and it took me three tries to get a good blood pressure number. Will that have a negative impact?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. TexasSoccerMom

    TexasSoccerMom Member

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    You may get called back to redo. They forgot or didn't take a pulse reading at my son's first medical appointment back in late August. He got a remedial to have that redone. Then he redid the pulse and sent that info in. It was evaluated that his resting pulse is too low.
     
  3. Padre101

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    Urine test is not required.
     
  4. claynjen1

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    Whatever happened with this? My DS just got a remedial to redo his pulse. What happens if it is too low?
     
  5. GoCubbies

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    Some kids (especially the extremely fit ones) have bradycardia (low heart rate). What you may be asked to do is to get a cardiology eval and that can be as simple as getting an EKG.

    The cardiologist will ensure the bradycardia isn't due to some pathology.

    In almost all likelihood, the bradycardia is physiologic so your DS is good to go.
     
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  6. claynjen1

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    Good news! DS had the remedial for resting pulse & then pulse after running in place for 1 minute & is now medically cleared! He's also a long distance runner. Thanks!
     
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  7. Devil Doc

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    I was the only provider in the clinic one afternoon (air station, I’m sure all the flight surgeons were at the squadron) and one of my Corpsmen breathlessly ran in to my office saying he was running an EKG on a patient in for a part one physical and his heart rate was forty five. Hmmm, that’s kind of low so I followed him over and noticed the khaki uniform shirt hanging over the office chair of a commander with SEAL trident above his ribbons. I gave him a good afternoon and asked what his resting heart rate normally runs. “Usually about 40 Senior but it feels a little fast today.” I told him everything looked great and told him to have a great day.
     
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  8. MuniMan24

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    I had a similar concern after having my physical; the doctor didn't complete the speech test. However, this has not resulted in any problems . . . yet. My situation is currently in "Remedial Requested" and the missing speech test is not one of the required AMI.