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Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by wittynbear, Apr 25, 2022.
Pinging Doctor Lou and Doctor Bruce for their input. @lbfjrmd @bbchien
You're free to redact things to protect you, but HIPAA doesn't mandate do so. You are not a covered entity. Your doctors and their practices are (as is the FAA, though they don't give a hoot about obeying the law).
unfortunately, this is all to common now. I feel like I have done anything and everything the faa has asked for and yet its a never ending journey. There's always more that they ask for. I have had 3 HIMS reports done recommending SI but the faa wants me to go through more testing and more costly hims stuff. I just don't understand why.
It would seem by the letter you posted that it's not just the liver, but at some point the neuropsych indicated cognitive issues and that is what they are asking for more testing on.
HIMS doc had high recommendation , no issue stated. He even ask what else I did not do.The letter was so vague, sound like a template to me being copy paste and send to all pending cases. What you all doing why waiting.. job wise
I'd go back to the HIMS neuropsych and see if he has any clue why they think he found something (or what he did find if he actually did report something). If he claims there's nothing adverse, perhaps the two of you can try the RFS office and see if they can help. Many years ago, I had an idiot AME who deferred me inappropriately and that got compounded by the reviewing doctor in Joklahoma city misreading the first sentence of the letter (let alone all the supporting information) that said that while the initial test indicated I might have something, they could not find any evidence on all the subsequent testing. The RFS decoded some random letters at the bottom of the letter and was able to put me in direct conversation with the reviewing doctor (this I couldn't believe). After a few minutes of discussion, he was satisfied and a few days later I got a weaselworded letter from the FAA granting my medical.
You post and timeline are not clear. Did the AME diagnose you with fatty liver or was this an existing diagnosis? Same question for heterophoria and whatever cognitive and/or psychological issues. You listed the FAA responses, but not the substance of any of the information you provided to the FAA, which is probably key to answering your questions as to whether you'll be likely to obtain a medical. You understandably may not want to disclose that here, but that's really the only way someone can answer your questions. Have you discussed this with your AME?