HooahDOc

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I get these requests a lot and for legit reasons, however nobody seems to actually know the specific format and type of correspondence to use.

Anyone here actually know? If a parent requests a letter or statement that basically identifies me as their treating physician, their diagnosis, and treatment recommendations, to be given to a third-party non-military non-federal facility, what format do I actually use? I have been told to use a MOR of various types, a letter, yada yadda.
 

HighPriest

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Dinner napkin and a marker. One that bleeds a lot
 

HighPriest

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I type a memo-style letter on Army/facility letterhead.
 
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Shikima

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Mr. X has been a patient of mine for the past 3 days and has the current diagnosis of bleeding toenails. He is currently under my supervision and are requesting that he be excused from the remainder of his life.
 

Dr. Wexler

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Use whatever you like. Letter. Prescription pad. Your clinic's work-note form. No one cares. Stamp it and no one will question it.
 

Yellowstone

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Use a blank piece of paper. A memo on military / facility letterhead is for official business only and would need to go up the chain for approval.
 

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A memo can be written by anyone and does not need chain approval. Although it is for official use, I think that a physician letter counts as official business.
 
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Meh. They can officially redact my memos whenever they get around to it.
 
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Yellowstone

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Anyone can write a memo, but not on the command's official letterhead. If a blank piece of paper doesn't seem professional enough, I recommend creating your own personal letterhead or one specific for your department.