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02/15/2012 09:31 AM

disability and Dr

jfibroscks
 
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hi, my dr. won't support me and disability, not because im not disabled but he just doesnt get involved with disability. i have been going to hime for over 5 yrs. i am so upset, does anyone know a dr. that treats fibro and or arthriis? in the St. Louis, MO. area

Post edited by: jfibroscks, at: 02/15/2012 09:34 AM

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02/15/2012 10:04 AM
mem1318

All he has to do is fill out the freaking paper which is not a lot. He may only get paid $20 but it is not that hard. Until you find some oneelse see if he will do a rfc form for you. You can print that from the SS web site. Just give his info to SSD, let them send him the request and see what he does. Also if you have an atty they will also reguest records. Good Luck


02/15/2012 10:52 AM
Plo83
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Wow what a horrible doctor. I hope you find yourself a more compassionate and humane doctor soon.

02/15/2012 11:13 AM
FibroCFS
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Welcome,

Try healthgrades.com. I used it when I moved from PA to NM. When you call make sure he/she treats Fibro patients and is willing to be involved with a disability case, most are.

Make sure all copies of your records are transferred. It really helps the next doctor pick up from where you are and not start all over again although your new doctor will probably run all new blood tests to be sure.


02/15/2012 11:17 AM
hatbox121
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Hey there. I don't as I'm not in that area. I did however, go through my disability fight with all my drs being like that. I won anyway. But they all refused to get involved with the SSA.

02/15/2012 11:39 AM
FibroCFS
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Also, is your doctor a Rheumatologist/Specialist? Rheumatologists treat Fibromyalgia, PRIMARIES are NEVER involved with Disability paperwork.

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02/15/2012 02:27 PM
mem1318

Fibro, My PCP was my stepping stone. My Rheumy was not backing me up at all. But I won. Think my age was a big plus also.

02/15/2012 07:16 PM
FibroCFS
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I had the best Primary in the world, but he said he does not get involved because Disability wants the information from the specialists. They can go that extra mile for you, a letter or co-ordinate things with you. But it all comes down to your paperwork from specialists, their records and tests. If the Primary decides to submit tests in your behalf they can do that too but Disability does not rely on the Primary, they rely on the Specialists. So that is why my Primary never got involved.

02/15/2012 07:27 PM
mabri
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jfibroscks,

I cannot believe a dr would just say "I don't deal with SSDI" That is ridiculous! I agree, if the information is requested from him, he will have to provide it. He can't tell the court system that he doesn't wanna...

Like RW said, it's a form..It's not like you are asking him to go to great lengths, or out of his way...the nurses fill out the forms anyway, all he has to do is sign...Can't stand drs.

BTW, Welcome to the fibro group. Sometimes i get so upset by these things that I forget what I was supposed to be doing, which is making sure you have been welcomed and let you know we are glad to have you as a part of our fibro family. I urge you to read some of the older posts as there is a lot of good info there. HUGS


02/15/2012 07:44 PM
brimrn2003
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This is something I have been thinking about also. I am a home health nurse and it is horrible to have to be in and out of your car. Also I have been getting in trouble lately for forgetting meetings and things like that my "fog" only seems to be getting worse. I forget to pay bills. I am only 31 and not sure how much of a fight it will be. My mom had breast cancer and we had to appeal hers and get a lawyer and all that.
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