Reece v. Colvin, No. 15-2460 (8th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff appealed the denial of her Social Security benefits, arguing that the ALJ's determination that she is not disabled is not supported by substantial evidence on the record as a whole. Plaintiff claimed that she was unable to work due to osteoarthritis, lumbago, a congenital back defect, chronic stomach pain, and pulmonary restrictions. The court concluded that the Commissioner gave good reasons for discounting the opinion of plaintiff's treating physician and that substantial evidence in the record as a whole supports the Commissioner’s decision that plaintiff was not disabled. Accordingly, the court affirmed the denial of benefits.
Court Description: Kelly, Author, with Loken and Gruender, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Social Security. The ALJ did not err in discounting the treating physician's opinion based on the other evidence in the record, including claimant's daily activities and the objective medical evidence in the case, including the consulting physician's report.