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Unexplained memory disorder

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Wed Aug 4 22:44:36 EST 1999

In <37a899c9.6626473 at news.freeserve.co.uk> liam at freeserve.co.uk
(Loonyl) writes: 
>Hi Frank,
>thanks for your reply.
>I'm off to see my doctor soon, so I ask about the letter from Dr Owen.

NOT "a letter": a FORMAL REPORT.  (you'll do best if you quote exactly,
not paraphrase or use what you take to be synonyms--remember,
neuropsychiatrist is not neuropsychologist, memory lab is not memory
clinic, etc., etc.)

F. LeFever

>If you would contact Barbara Wilson I would be very greatful.
>If you want a letter giving my consent for you to discuss or view my
>medical records, your more than welcome.
>It's just been dragging on and on, and any help would be appreciated.
>PS I'm off to the doctors in a couple of days, so i'll post back then
>with any further info.
>thanks again
>On 4 Aug 1999 03:34:14 GMT, flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank LeFever)
>>Well, it doesn't sound like you got much of a neuropsych exam.
>>Four to six hours would be a minimum for a full battery, and a full
>>battery would be called for if one is really trying not only to
>>if a patient has some kind of a memory disorder but to determine the
>>type and the severity, and to evaluate its place in the whole context
>>of other functions, both for differential diagnosis, and for planning
>>possible treatment.
>>It would be unethical for anyone involved to discuss your case with
>>without your written permission, but if you wish I could forward this
>>to Barbara for her to judge for herself whether Dr. Owen's efforts
>>adequate and met her own standards.
>>Did Dr. Owen give you a written report?  You have a right to one,
>>including names of tests and the scores (at least here, in NY State
>>the USA).
>>My apologies.  It was hard getting it out of you, but it appears you
>>did make a reasonable effort to get proper service.
>>F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D.
>>New York Neuropsychology Group

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