Disability evaluation and qualification for various public and private disability
programs is becoming increasingly important in general medical practice.
Evaluation of impairments is no longer limited to neurologists, orthopedists,
and physical medicine physicians. The laws have expanded and so have the
types of problems that are considered disabilities. Every medical care
practitioner must deal with patients who are considered disabled under the
Americans with Diabilities Act (ADA) and most will have patients who qualify,
or want to qualify, for disability compensation under Social Security or private