Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by turtlerunnernc, Jan 10, 2015.
Should I start requesting medical records now? Dodmerb not scheduled yet.
It is always helpful to get a jump on any medical records on an issue you may feel will require more background. Broken bones, operations, etc.
Tracking down your doctors, getting copies of records takes time - why wait?
If you don't need them, nothing is really lost. But if you do, you will have gotten a jump on things.
I agree, I had to sift through my medical records in order to rebut my dodmerb DQ..... USAFA offered a waiver, but I managed to get dodmerb to change their minds.
When you get the records in order ask the doctors office if you give them a CD ROM will they burn the records on it for you. Otherwise ask for copies and do it yourself.
All of my children have their medical records on a CD ROM that we sent them to college with the disc. It came in good use when my DD at 2 am went to the ER in immense pain. As her friends were carrying her out of her room she told them to go into her desk and get it. When doing the intake at the ER, she just looked at the nurse and asked if they could use her disc instead. She still had to fill put the form, but at least she didn't have to worry about a lot of the info.
THe doctor later on told her that this was the 1st time he ever saw it and wondered how she got it. She told him her Dad was AF and they made it for her when we left our last base. They told her he wished every college kid would have this because it made it easier to see her entire medical history instead of wondering if they(the student) is positive about medical allergies or previous symptoms. He than was able to scan and add his records too.
Just food for thought because if they need any medical attention and live hours away they have that safety net. Something people don't think about when preparing to send them off to college.
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