Yesterday's mail brought a new letter from SS. It reads in part, "Since reciving your claim, we have tried to obtain medical evidence to document your condition. The evidence we have obtained is not complete enough for us to make a decision. Therefore, we have arranged for you to be examined by the medical source listed below. This exam is designed to provide the specific medical information we still need. It may not include evalutiaon of all your complaints." This letter is 11 months after my initial application last Sept. (I was first caught up in a self-employment question, then my local office personnel changed & they only sent my records to the state in April, more records were sent in June...) I've sent them 5 years worth of medical records from my primary doctor, 2 rheumatologists, 1 sleep doctor (including sleep studies) & a series of memory tests by a psychologist. Plus a list of surgeons I've seen since 2001. Has anyone had experience with an examination by "their doctor" before any decision is made? This is not an appeal, this is my first determination. I've emailed my attorney & he's already emailed back to let me know he's phoned SS & left a message asking what info is still lacking. He also does not know this doctor (general internal medicine doc) & has emailed his professional board to see if anyone's worked with this doctor. Has anyone been scheduled for an exam with the SS doctor & been permited to substitute another doctor? i realize this rule may vary from state to state. (I live in PA.) I'm thinking this is probably a fishing expedition on their part. thanks for your input.