@stuckonu It is very aggravating for doctors to rely on what a previous doctor has said. A new doctor should look at things with fresh eyes. I too have been through that. I had symptoms that were diagnosed as various conditions and then when things got worse the PCP I had just changed to relied on what previous doctors had said so I did not have a diagnosis for quite a while. He actually told me he was relying on what other doctors had said! I was sent to a neurologist and it was he who said he thought it was my liver. God bless him, he's a fabulous doctor. I actually felt bad that I had no reason to go to him anymore!
Are the doctors you are seeing at the same medical facility? I think that very few doctors will indicate that a doctor in the same facility was wrong. If you can, go someplace else. Is that possible for you? I know you have mentioned the VA. I know nothing about that, are you allowed to go to other places and have it paid for?
I can feel your frustration. This is simply not right.