First, this site is great. There is alot of good information from all of you.
I am trying to find a sample letter or format for my doctor to use. The VA denied service connection for obvious injuries. To appeal, the DAV rep told me that I needed my family doctor to write a statement that my condition was "more likely than not" or "most likely" due to service, to establish service connection. So, I went to the doc gave him copies of the medical records identifying the injuries. He immediately recognized the service connection for the injuries. He is not familiar with the VA. He asked me to help, since I know my records. He wants to do this right, do a good job, and ensure the VA has everything it needs. I want to help, because if I can make this experience easy then he can be an asset to vets in the area. Is there a sample letter or a format that I can follow to make this easy? Do I follow a format like below? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Describe original injury
Summarize care over years
Describe current limitations/pains/how it affects daily activities
Doc statement of "most..."
Doc statement of condition and treatability/ongoing problem