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What issues can Dr. Finnerty help with?

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:

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, IBS, 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 or a physical issue causing chronic pain) or substantially aggravated by them.

Are you interested in a sleep apnea secondary to PTSD (or other mental health condition) claim? Dr. Finnerty enjoys working on these claims and has provided a page here with even more information related to sleep apnea secondary to PTSD VA disability claims.

Do you need a mental health diagnosis? Dr. Finnerty can only provide a mental health diagnosis like PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc. if he has done an in-person or telehealth examination with you. Dr. Finnerty cannot provide you with a diagnosis from a medical records review alone. If there are no mental health diagnoses in your treatment record 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 or see him via telehealth to obtain a diagnosis. 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.

Do you need an initial service connection/ rating or VA disability increase for a psychological condition (ex: a rating increase for PTSD)? Dr. Finnerty may be able to help with an independent examination and DBQ.

You can start the process of working with Dr. Finnerty here: Free Consultation – Nexus Letters from a Psychologist

Dr. Finnerty is a psychologist and only works on cases that involve a psychological issue. Neither Dr. Finnerty nor the website contracts out cases to other types of professionals at this time.

Nexus Letter topics Dr. Finnerty WILL NOT address: Dr. Finnerty won’t write a nexus letter for physical conditions secondary to physical conditions or anything else that doesn’t involve a psychological issue. For example Dr. Finnerty doesn’t write nexus letters for sleep apnea secondary to tinnitus or rhinitis or burn pits, etc. For this you’d want to find a more appropriate specialist; you can try this list of doctors who write nexus letters.