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Old 01-18-2010, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia PA
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I will try to keep this brief and get right to the point! I went to MEPS in October for my physical. The doctor wouldn't sign off on me because I had a scar and she wanted Med Docs from when I had my son via c-section. After going throught the hospital, the doctors office, the medical records holding company, back through the hospital; all of my med docs were sent to her. She then wanted any other medical documention I have. Well I don't go to the doctor regularly and have never been in the hospital for anthing other than child birth, so the AF liason at MEPS had me write a letter to the doctor appologizing for not saying anything about the scar and to inform her that I don't have any more med docs. Well after two weeks I was told that I have to go for a Psych eval. It was scheduled and rescheduled, and now I go on Wednesday.

My question is: what should I expect? What's the process going to be like? I was told by my recruiter that I will go to MEPS process in then they'll taxi me to the eval, the people there will sign off on my docs, then they'll take me back to MEPS I'll swear in and be good to go. But I've been reading horror stories, and my recruiter hasn't been the most reliable through this process. I've heard that if a waiver's required it would have to go to the SG and it could take weeks to hear anything, that the results could take a few weeks to get back then they'll go back to the original Dr and she'll have the final say.

If anyone can give me some advice I'd really appreciate it. If you need more of the story in order to give me a better understanding of what's going to happen just message me! Thank you!
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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I'm not quite sure why the eval but I would be polite, friendly and do not offer any information other than what is asked of me. Too many people get nervous and run off at the mouth and dig themselves into a hole.

Anytime you disclose something, even minor it opens another door and delays the process.

Good luck
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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I'm not quite sure why the eval but I would be polite, friendly and do not offer any information other than what is asked of me. Too many people get nervous and run off at the mouth and dig themselves into a hole.

Anytime you disclose something, even minor it opens another door and delays the process.

Good luck
Well said!
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Did they have any English speaking Drs. at your MEPS? When I went they were all Russian and Polish. I could barely understand what the heck they were saying so for all I know I lied to 'em.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia PA
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She did speak English, but with a heavy accent and she was very quiet and I answered what I heard. Then I was told that I lied and I didn't even know it! I was also told that if I didn't understand a question that I should have asked for clarrification.... How do you ask someone to clarrify something that you thought you understood? Hopefully tomorrow goes well and they'll let me swear in. I've been at least for over a year and a half!
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia PA
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I went for the consult. It was nothing at all, I went talked to the Psychiatrist and he pretty much played mediator trying to figure out what happened and why the Doctor at MEPS is making me jump through hoops. He said it was clearly a misunderstanding and that he saw no reason for me to not be able to enlist. As I was leaving he said he would fax over the results and after that it was up to MEPS.

Fast forward. That was on Wednesday and I have yet to hear anything. I've been in touch with my recruiter, but she just says there's no news. Is this normal? I was told there's nothing to be waived so it shouldn't have to go to the SG. How long does the doc have to give approval and would she have any reason to DQ me?
Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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I went for the consult. It was nothing at all, I went talked to the Psychiatrist and he pretty much played mediator trying to figure out what happened and why the Doctor at MEPS is making me jump through hoops. He said it was clearly a misunderstanding and that he saw no reason for me to not be able to enlist. As I was leaving he said he would fax over the results and after that it was up to MEPS.

Fast forward. That was on Wednesday and I have yet to hear anything. I've been in touch with my recruiter, but she just says there's no news. Is this normal? I was told there's nothing to be waived so it shouldn't have to go to the SG. How long does the doc have to give approval and would she have any reason to DQ me?
Thanks!
The system (MEPS) moves at it's own pace, sloooow...

Hopefully you'll here something soon.
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