• If I Am A Physician Claiming Long Term Disability Can I Treat Myself?

If I am physician claiming long term disability, can I treat myself?

Disability attorney Gregory Dell discusses whether a physician claiming long term disability can treat themselves.

The answer to this question is that even if you are a physician and you may know every single thing about your medical condition, you absolutely cannot treat yourself in order to qualify for long-term disability benefits. We have represented numerous physicians and we often get asked the question, “Why do I have to go to the doctor every three or four months or six months or once a year if I know there’s nothing else a doctor can do for me and I know exactly what’s wrong with me?” And the answer is that you probably can treat yourself without any problems whatsoever, but your disability policy requires you to be under the continued care of a physician. If you have any specific questions about your medical treatment or things that you could do in order to improve your claim for long-term disability or continue your claim for long-term disability, feel free to call us at your convenience.

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