Hello everyone, I'm new to the board but have been reading posts for a while - thank you for all the good information! After being unable to work for nearly a year, and only able to work about 5 hours a week from home the previous year, I have finally come to terms with needing to apply for Social Security Disability. My PCP M.D. at my HMO diagnosed me with CFS in March of this year, but I get most of my care from a naturopath, since the HMO seems not to offer many of the treatment options I am interested in. My question is: has anyone used their medical records from a naturopath to help in getting approved for disability payments? I am going to ask my MD if she will support my claim, but my naturopath is much more involved in my care - I see him 2 to 4 times a month and the MD only every few months. I'm not sure if Social Security views naturopaths as too "alternative", so I do not know if I should include the naturopath's information in my claim. If anybody has any experience in this area I would appreciate greatly to hear about it.