Are you looking for a psychologist to write a nexus letter and/or an independent medical opinion for a VA disability case or to perform an exam with a DBQ? Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. is a psychologist who can help with this. For a quick overview of the process click the “how it works” tab.
Dr. Finnerty is a psychologist, not a physician, so he can help with issues relevant to a psychologist’s expertise. Dr. Finnerty also has additional training in Behavioral Sleep Medicine which is relevant to sleep apnea claims and insomnia. If you need a physician you can explore the links to other providers on this website. You can find a link to Doctors Who Write Nexus Letters here: http://nexusletters.com/list-of-doctors-who-write-nexus-letters/
This list is not an exclusive list of things that Dr. Finnerty can help with, but it is meant as an example to give you an idea of what he can consult on.
- Service connections for PTSD (as well as questions about conditions that may be secondary to PTSD or other psychological issues like sleep apnea, migraines, GERD, hypertension, etc.)
- Service connections for depression, anxiety and other psychological issues due to your military service
- Depression, anxiety and other psychological issues that may be due to already service connected physical conditions (ex: tinnitus)
- Questions related to having been discharged due to a personality disorder (when in actuality you had other psychological conditions like depression or anxiety)
- Questions about findings related to pre-existing conditions like ADHD
- Issues with substance use
- Service connections for psychological conditions related to the military even though you didn’t seek treatment for them until later
- Dealing with inadequate, unsupported psychological/ psychiatric compensation and pension examinations
- Addressing the interpretations of psychological testing from C&P examiners (ex: validity scores on personality testing)
- and other issues a psychologist can help with on a nexus letter
Note: Do you need a mental health diagnosis? Dr. Finnerty cannot provide you with a diagnosis from a medical records review alone. You would need to see a professional in your area/via telehealth for a diagnosis or see Dr. Finnerty in Columbus, Ohio for an in-person examination. If you are in treatment for a psychological concern (ex: at the VA) then your treatment provider has almost certainly given you a diagnosis which will appear in your medical records. You may also already have a diagnosis in the past from a previous examination you may have attended.