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Old 02-08-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Exclamation Follow up on your doctors notes - my 2 cents

What I mean by that is.. make sure that what he tells you he is putting IN your records.

Here is a couple of instances where no mention was made of, or just slightly addressed:
1 - back brace issued by ortho - not mentioned
2- Facet Block injections (6 in my case), were made to sound like a flu shot in the brief, whereas, it was a 4 hour procedure which takes an anesthesiologist & a recovery room. But the ortho's notes just said 'facet block injection'. Each injection was $1500
3 - hand/wrist splits issued not mentioned in neuro's notes.

Each time you go to doctor, what he tells you (especially if detrimental to your health/case) make certain he puts that clear in his notes. Also make sure your prescription history is clear and updated.

Go over the legal brief to the judge thoroughly before he sends it off too.

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: Follow up on your doctors notes - my 2 cents

This is what that expensive doctor is all about, I believe. (Now that I've been there. -- Ye$, I bit the bullet and went $$$). Where all my slew of doctors have their notes, films etc,.. there are some holes... so this doctor is going to connect the dots and put a pretty bow on it for the ALJ. --The issue that my atty think he was so important to go to, is that the ALJ I'm assigned to only has a 31% approval rate, 56% denial & 13% dismissed.

Make it easy on yourself.. just in case get any all your films, MRIs, (before & afters) notes and procedures in your possession. I'm having to chase after a couple of doctors records my atty didn't.

I'm purely exhausted - even this morning.

After yesterday, once I got home.. I don't think I cared if I ever saw another doctor, lawyer or if I ever even got to see the ALJ ever.

 
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Re: Follow up on your doctors notes - my 2 cents

jacki345, I know its getting closier to your hearing I will be pulling for you along with everyone on this board. Hang in there I hope you get approved. You have been thru so much. Hang in there I sure hope its an approval for you and you don't have to wait for the decision. I know this is hard this whole process is so inhumane. Maybe things will change and generation after us will look back and say man people had to go thru all that to get appproved they have to make progress on this whole intire process. which all this tech. stuff you think they would. Hang in there

 
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jacki345, I know its getting closier to your hearing I will be pulling for you along with everyone on this board. Hang in there I hope you get approved. You have been thru so much. Hang in there I sure hope its an approval for you and you don't have to wait for the decision. I know this is hard this whole process is so inhumane. Maybe things will change and generation after us will look back and say man people had to go thru all that to get appproved they have to make progress on this whole intire process. which all this tech. stuff you think they would. Hang in there
THanks jgrangran -- Yes, I am 6 days and counting. I am hoping for the best, expecting the worse... You are so right - it is inhumane. No one should have to go thru this kind of treatment. But then we all see those playing the system and those people are the ones who are causing the problems for those in need. My GP said its 'such a game anymore'. I've put him thru hell these last couple weeks, not any fault of mine, but you've seen the posts so I won't go into it.

I'm hangin' in jgrangran... I'm in need of some serious rosin, my fingers seem to try and slip off the bar....

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You know if they would just go with what the DR's say and (GP) and and some how fix it where shady people couldn't pay off there DR. because leaving it up to people sitting at a desk that really dosen't know the person is so wrong every case is so different its like people no two people are the same. Seems like there has to be a better way I just don't know what it would be. Good Luck please lets us know how you think it went. and ask your lawyer how they think it went. I know other will offer you good sound advice. Hang in there.

 
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Please know Jacki345 that we are all crossing our fingers and toes for you. It is stressful, but when its done, go home and have an adult beverage and relax knowing at that point its out of your hands, and all you can do is pray and wait. Its weird, as stressful as the hearing was, I felt a tremendous amount of relief after the hearing, just knowing tht part was behind me.

 
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This is what that expensive doctor is all about, I believe. (Now that I've been there. -- Ye$, I bit the bullet and went $$$). Where all my slew of doctors have their notes, films etc,.. there are some holes... so this doctor is going to connect the dots and put a pretty bow on it for the ALJ. --The issue that my atty think he was so important to go to, is that the ALJ I'm assigned to only has a 31% approval rate, 56% denial & 13% dismissed.

Make it easy on yourself.. just in case get any all your films, MRIs, (before & afters) notes and procedures in your possession. I'm having to chase after a couple of doctors records my atty didn't.

I'm purely exhausted - even this morning.

After yesterday, once I got home.. I don't think I cared if I ever saw another doctor, lawyer or if I ever even got to see the ALJ ever.
My psychiatrist took horrible notes. My psychologist takes good notes. It also helps if your doctor uses EMR IMHO.

 
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Please know Jacki345 that we are all crossing our fingers and toes for you. It is stressful, but when its done, go home and have an adult beverage and relax knowing at that point its out of your hands, and all you can do is pray and wait. Its weird, as stressful as the hearing was, I felt a tremendous amount of relief after the hearing, just knowing tht part was behind me.
Yeah, me too.

 
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Yeah, me too.
I'm in the process of getting all of the medical records together go my 1st dr. appointment with my new Medicare avantage insurance. He is the hub of a spoked wheel. Everything go through him . So I have o make sure he has all the info. It's finally going to be nice to have medical. And to never have to worry about it again. Now I recived a letter in the mail that my vascular dr. has left Loloya hospital in Chicago . Hope I don't have problems getting my records from them. He is the one who did the test that showed how bad my peferial artery disease was so I could get an Otr .

 
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Re: Follow up on your doctors notes - my 2 cents

Vann04, I would see if you could get copies of all your medical records from that office.

 
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Vann04, I would see if you could get copies of all your medical records from that office.
His office was in the hospital so they should have them he was the top vascular dr. In the state of illionis ,and one of the top in the country.

 
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It's going to be hard to find someone as good as him.Good Luck with that. I knnow I have to find another DR. also but mine is just a GP I do have a neuro DR. go see a lot however I will not let them put a pump inside my stomache so we will see if I have her after I tell her no way. Those pumps can malfunction.

 
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It's going to be hard to find someone as good as him.Good Luck with that. I knnow I have to find another DR. also but mine is just a GP I do have a neuro DR. go see a lot however I will not let them put a pump inside my stomache so we will see if I have her after I tell her no way. Those pumps can malfunction.
I know it's going to be hard but there are couple vascular clinics here so I hope I o find a good dr. Here my primary dr. I'll will refer me to one because I'm on a avantage plan my primary dr. Has to refer me to a specialist in my network.

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His office was in the hospital so they should have them he was the top vascular dr. In the state of illionis ,and one of the top in the country.
The hospital should know where he went.. at least the state and can be tracked.. I'd be one who would track him down and get him to provide me with a good referral who can replace him. If he's as good as you say, then he would want somebody as good as he is.

 
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Re: Follow up on your doctors notes - my 2 cents

On another note..

Tuesday is my hearing. I am a little nervous, but not like I have been this past week. My atty has me running around like a chicken with its head cut off. (And I won't take the meds if I have to drive, as FLORIDA should they discover you are on drugs, and you have an accident, you are charged--ie screwed.)

Anyway, I digress... I had one convo w/my atty this morning.. over the brief and when I hung up and just made up my mind that is really is out of my hands - out of my control -(wondering if any of it was ever in my control to begin with) Its another crappy rainy day. I took a deep breathe and said screw it. I"m not going to give myself an ulcer. Tuesday isn't going to be the end, as we know -- this judge could take months to tell me how much he like or hates the case. My atty will call me again on Monday to go over things (anticipation of the judges questions) and how I should answer.. or I think that is what he said..

Anyway... a friend is coming to take me for coffee.. and I'm going to get my mind off of this stuff.

HUGS to everyone - you've been so nice to me. Thanks

 
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