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In a previous post [10/14/11], we explained that a doctor’s opinion must meet three basic criteria in order to be given “controlling” weight: it must come from a medically acceptable source; it must come from a treating doctor; and it must be supported by the medical evidence. Here, we will discuss those criteria in more detail.
Assuming that your doctor is an “acceptable source,” then the Social Security decision-maker will consider both the nature of your relationship with your doctor and the quality of the opinion presented in determining the weight to be given to your doctor’s opinion. Relevant factors include:
An experienced Charlotte disability attorney can work with you and your doctors to obtain valuable medical opinion evidence. If you would like to talk with us about your case, you can reach us by phone or email, or by submitting the Free Case Evaluation form on this page.
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