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iraqvet77

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I was curious if things don't go well during my MEB/PEB I could get a letter from a doctor that who I would pay to write a report like a IMO/IME, nexus letter to help me out if I don't agree with the Army physicians on my Narsum?
 

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I was curious if things don't go well during my MEB/PEB I could get a letter from a doctor that who I would pay to write a report like a IMO/IME, nexus letter to help me out if I don't agree with the Army physicians on my Narsum?
Yes, you can. The weight given to such a letter may or may not be as great as the NARSUM. It really depends on the underlying facts. I would also say, a "one off" letter written for forensic type purposes would likely not carry as much weight as coming from a physicican/specialist who has been treating you over time. To a degree, credentials do matter. A board certified doctor's opinion will normally carry more weight than a doctor with less experience/credentials (whose opinion, in turn, will normally carry more weight than that of a nurse or a PA).

Remember, the NARSUM is generally going to just document what conditions fail to meet retention standards and your conditions impact on duty performance.

(Also, note, that per Army Regulation- specifically ANNEX O to the MEDCOM OPORD, MEB physicians are not supposed to conduct examinations. This is violated all the time. You can find the reference in the Resource section).

The VA has more stringent rules about what evidence they have to consider than the Army- at least in practice.
 

iraqvet77

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What if the doctor has never treated me but has went through my medical and VA records and gave a IMO? Is there any doctors that you recommend in these kind of situations?
 
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