the MSP? (i believe thats the name) only covers the basic needs, only addition premium insurance will cover those kind of specialists.
Well, I do not want to spend like $250+ on my feet, only numb toes, not like I can feeling stuff with my toes. But buying shoes are kind of awkward now since its hard to gauge how tight/loose it really is
I've gotten hurt a couple times with the army, both on the job and off while on contract, and I just document the hell out of everything and see civvy doctors as needed.
I pay for an outside opinion when the army's being slow about it, like when my foot got f$%^ed up, or when I don't trust an MO's dismissal of something, but the army's always taken care of treatment. Document and support the hell out of it, and it'll probably work out for you whether you release or not.
If I were you, I'd outline what medical folks have told you (medical, not a Pl WO giving you his opinion), names, and contact info as best as you can. Then inform your CoC that you want to go see an MO about your problems. That's easier if you're nearer a base than, say, Thunder Bay, but they'll do something about it. Then you set up an appointment with a specialist in the meantime. I'd hold off on paying for treatment out of pocket, but I'd probably go ahead and set up an appointment with that specialist you were referred to.
Also, I'd ask the doctor again to write down just what he's told you to date. You're not asking for a firm diagnosis, just for his observations. I've gotten that from ER docs in the past, and they've given me handwritten notes just as I've asked. If he refuses again, write it down yourself and include his contact info on your CF98.