Some Social Security Disability applicants are sent for a consultative examination while others are not. What is a consultative examination?
Essentially, it is a medical examination scheduled by Social Security with a physician they choose. It can range from a general internal medicine (family) doctor, to a specialist, such as an Orthopedic, to a pain management doctor to a Psychiatrist. It really depends on the medical conditions you are alleging to cause you to be disabled. If Social Security feels the need for a consultative examination for determination of your application, you will receive written notification from social security. (more…)