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Medical Condition "Bible"

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Yes Sir, DODMERB is contracted out, in this case to Nationwide vision. When I contacted them to ask if they are considered a military eye specialist they say they are. I'm still suspicious based off everything I've read. My recruiter seems to be at a loss and is suggesting that Nationwide vision place or the VA(I'm prior service) however when I contacted the VA they said they contract out their eye exams as well. Do you or anyone have any experience with scheduling one of these exams with a military eye specialist other than at MEPS where they only have MVT?
are they gov't employees? if not then they are not what N3M is looking for. It does not surprise me when you asked them if they were a military eye specialist that they said yes as they are contracted to do DODMERB physicals but that does not equal MEPS or MTF.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Based off the fact N3M doesn't accept physicals from DODMERB or even the VA, you'll have to find a way to either get back to MEPS or have a hookup to get on base and get an exam done there.
 

Safashton

Well-Known Member
Has anyone ever had first hand experience with, or known anyone with a congenital condition known as a UPJ obstruction? I had laparoscopic surgery to rectify that issue in college a couple of years ago. It's technically an automatic DQ from all branches of the military but on this website ( http://www.asams.org/guidelines/Completed/NEW Congenital Urinary Anomalies.htm ), under Congenital Obstruction of the Ureteropelvic Junction, it says there has been at least some success with waiver applicants. Luckily I wasn't diagnosed with an underlying condition, otherwise I'm almost positive the military would be a definitive "no". It came about in college during a cross country because of excessive hydration (The Sonoran desert can do that to you during the Fall). Unfortunately the Navy hasn't published any of their waiver information for this particular condition as I'm sure it's not a very common issue among SNA/SNFO applicants or any other designation for that matter. But, I figured I would ask anyways in the off chance somebody has encountered a similar dilemma.
Yep, had this issue during my first year in the Navy, issue was repaired, resolved, normal function. Waiver requested made, and apparently waiver was not required. Been flying as a Aircrewman for 8 years and putting for SNA now, which will likely come up again and potentially be an issue again, but I would "assume" that if it was determined I didn't need one the first time and have been flying for 8 years as an aircrewman asymptomatic, that I should be good to go. It was noted on my med forms for commissioning, but was found Physically qualified by the Flight docs during the exam and again by N3M. I wouldn't be surprised if I was standing under the NAMI Hammer waiting to get slammed while at OCS though...

What did you come up with Wildcat15?
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Yep, had this issue during my first year in the Navy, issue was repaired, resolved, normal function. Waiver requested made, and apparently waiver was not required. Been flying as a Aircrewman for 8 years and putting for SNA now, which will likely come up again and potentially be an issue again, but I would "assume" that if it was determined I didn't need one the first time and have been flying for 8 years as an aircrewman asymptomatic, that I should be good to go. It was noted on my med forms for commissioning, but was found Physically qualified by the Flight docs during the exam and again by N3M. I wouldn't be surprised if I was standing under the NAMI Hammer waiting to get slammed while at OCS though...

What did you come up with Wildcat15?
You cannot compare your situation to his, you were in the USN, he was not. The rules are not the same.
 

Birdbrain

Well-Known Member
Welp, I just got canned by NRC for "multi-directional instability, right rotator cuff impingement" and "history of eczema". The right shoulder was from a New Year's incident in 2016 and my shoulder hurt for a few months. After some PT during the 2016 summer it was fine. Pushups, pullups, bench press, throwing balls, doesn't matter I can do it. As for eczema it was on my knuckles and I haven't had it since gradeschool, but I put it down to be thorough and soothe my guilty conscience. Damn it all.

My OR said to go see an orthopaedic surgeon about the shoulder and a dermatologist about the eczema. My guess is seeing the original doctors is the best situation so that's what I'm going to do.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Welp, I just got canned by NRC for "multi-directional instability, right rotator cuff impingement" and "history of eczema". The right shoulder was from a New Year's incident in 2016 and my shoulder hurt for a few months. After some PT during the 2016 summer it was fine. Pushups, pullups, bench press, throwing balls, doesn't matter I can do it. As for eczema it was on my knuckles and I haven't had it since gradeschool, but I put it down to be thorough and soothe my guilty conscience. Damn it all.

My OR said to go see an orthopaedic surgeon about the shoulder and a dermatologist about the eczema. My guess is seeing the original doctors is the best situation so that's what I'm going to do.
Any history of eczema is considered disqualifying. N3M won't budge at all.
 

Birdbrain

Well-Known Member
Any history of eczema is considered disqualifying. N3M won't budge at all.
Good to know, but I'm not giving up just yet. I'm going to give it one more shot. It was so long ago and it might not have even been eczema, that's just what I called it. I'll find that out soon enough.

If I get turned down again I'll accept the fact that my dream is dead and move on. But if I gave up at the first sign of failure I'd never get anywhere in life.
 

RyGuy4

New Member
Does anyone know any info about obtaining a waiver for Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO)? I am about 20 flight's away from wings and have been med down for almost 6 months while receiving treatment. I have a medical board approaching fairly soon. My current corrected vision is 20/50 and improving. This issue only effects my left eye, right eye is perfectly healthy 20/20.
 
I grew up a Tricare dependent so I’m assuming during a flight physical they are gonna have access to my medical history. I had a minor concussion during high school football and a minor systolic heart murmur when I was 8. I passed a flight physical for my Army packet. I was just wondering what the protocol is for concussions and naval aviators. I have all of my paperwork I acquired for my army exam and they cleared me. I’m hoping that it’s enough for MEPs to get me waivers. I got cleared by neurologist, psychologist, cardiologist, and army flight surgeons. With these waivers how stingy is nomi when it comes to concussions?
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
I grew up a Tricare dependent so I’m assuming during a flight physical they are gonna have access to my medical history. I had a minor concussion during high school football and a minor systolic heart murmur when I was 8. I passed a flight physical for my Army packet. I was just wondering what the protocol is for concussions and naval aviators. I have all of my paperwork I acquired for my army exam and they cleared me. I’m hoping that it’s enough for MEPs to get me waivers. I got cleared by neurologist, psychologist, cardiologist, and army flight surgeons. With these waivers how stingy is nomi when it comes to concussions?
Did you check out the MANMED and NAMI guide for clarity?
 

bdepaola

Well-Known Member
I was just wondering what the protocol is for concussions and naval aviators. I have all of my paperwork I acquired for my army exam and they cleared me.
I completed my flight physical and submitted it to NAMI and I had a grade 2 concussion. Since I had to check the yes box on the 2807, 2808-1 and 2808-2 for concussion/ER visit/ head injury I turned in all the paperwork for the CT and MRI and the doctor's notes. I let the flight surgeon know that I had no headaches or other symptoms and she said it was fine. I didn't have to do any additional paperwork or anything.
 

aijohnson

New Member
There's a small osseous bump on my femur that's a risk factor for femoroacetabular (hip joint) impingement, but I don't experience any symptoms of joint disorders, and I live a very active life. Would this immediately disqualify me before I even get to MEPS? If so, would this be waiverable? Can't find anything about this specifically in the documentation already posted/linked here.
 

snake020

Well-Known Member
Contributor
Good afternoon guys. So I thought I was previously cleared for SNA/SNFO however N3M came back requiring a depth perception exam for a waiver. I can't pass the MVT at MEPS however I can have passed the stereo booklet with 40 sec of arch as recently as late October. The letter for the waiver says "or by a military eye specialist", what exactly is considered a "military eye specialist"? My recruiter doesn't seem too clear or positive on what exactly can be considered a military eye specialist as well. I was going to join an ROTC program and did DODMERB physical in which we did the eye exam at a local Nationwide Vision, would this place be considered to have a military eye specialist since they do all the ROTC exams? My recruiter seems to think so but I'm a little hesitant, just want to make sure before I shell out the money for an we exam at this place. I was hoping someone with experience or one of the recruiters with experience could help.
Crazy old man here, but when did this change? I did my DODMERB in 2002 and it was at the MTF at Travis AFB. No contractors.
 

poprocks17

New Member
Hi everybody,

I have a question about medical that I’m not sure how to find the answer. I submitted a package to the upcoming SWO board. I passed MEPS and am medically qualified, but recently have been having trouble with my wrist during push ups. I went to the doctor to check why I’m experiencing a pinching sensation, and he said I have a ganglion cyst.

He tried aspirating it with no success. He suggested a quick outpatient surgery to clip it. Since I already submitted my package, what would my next steps be? I really don’t want to push my potential selection, but understand if I would need to in order to resolve the issue.

Additionally, I have read on here that some applicants leave out medical conditions until after commissioning from OCS. Would it be frowned upon to ignore it until after/get the surgery wothout informing my recruiter?

Thanks in advance for the advice.
 
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