The family doctor or the pain doctor?


#1

I am building my case for CPP Disability and have found that my family doctor is not very supportive of my application. She wants more tests and treatments but I’m running out of money. The physician at my Pain Clinic, however, is very supportive and offered to fill out the Medical Report for me. He said he’s better qualified to do it too. Will CPP accept him? He’s not my family doctor and I’ve known him just 4 months versus 7 years for the family physician.
Thanks,
Hugh


#2

I’m thinking the pain doctor.


#3

Does the pain doctor have more education?


#4

He said he’s better qualified than my family doctor for disability claims. Maybe he’s amazing with paperwork too.

I just wonder how CPP will deal with it.


#5

He sounds better.
CPP-D might take his word with more weight.

If you’re in Ontario, you can check out his qualifications at:
http://www.cpso.on.ca/


#6

Checked him out and seems legit. Thanks for the link, very helpful.


#7

Yes, in my experience any of your regular treating doctors can fill out the medical report form. It doesn’t have to be the family doctor.


David Brannen

Disability Lawyer with Resolute Legal

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