FMLA and Disability Forms
ARA physicians do not fill out FMLA forms nor do they provide disability assessments or supporting documents for patients unless they have been seen for at least 6 visits and/or have been a patient of the practice for at least one year. Even beyond this time frame, your physician may determine that it is more appropriate for your primary care provider or another specialist to manage your disability application and forms. ARA physicians do not have the experience or training to prepare disability documents from a legal perspective. If your physician provides disability documents, the information used will be primarily based on objective information obtained from physical examination, diagnostic studies, and laboratory findings which may not support a disability claim. You will also be charged a $25 fee if your physician completes the disability documents. You may be better served if you discuss with your attorney whether disability documents should be obtained from another specialist who performs disability evaluations on a regular basis.