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Medical Condition "Bible"

NavyOffRec

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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.
 

RUFiO181

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

RUFiO181

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.
 
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.