United States District Court, E.D. New York
MEMORANDUM & ORDER
L. TOWNES United States District Judge.
Sharada Karki seeks review of a final decision of the
Commissioner of Social Security ("SSA"), denying
Plaintiffs application for Social Security disability
benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Plaintiff
seeks judgment on the pleadings under Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 12(c). (ECF No. 14.) The Commissioner opposes
Plaintiff s motion and has also cross-moved for judgment on
the pleadings under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) and
(c). (ECF No. 16.) Plaintiffs motion is granted to the extent
that it seeks to reverse the ALJ's decision and remand
for a new hearing and decision, and the SSA's
cross-motion is denied.
FACTUAL AND MEDICAL BACKGROUND BEFORE THE ALJ
was born in Nepal on March 6, 1954. (31, 105.) She came to the
United States in 1979. (32.) From 1987 through 2003,
Plaintiff worked at Goldman Sachs as a data entry clerk. (33,
128.) Subsequently, she worked as a teacher's aide from
2006 through 2009. (128.) Her disability onset date is
December 1, 2009. (105.)
Dr. Israel Samson, Plaintiffs Treating Internist
Samson began treating Plaintiff in 2003. (131.) The
Administrative Record contains his treatment notes from close
to Plaintiffs onset date in December 2009 to early September
2011. (200.) Dr. Samson's treatment notes indicate that
throughout this period, he had been treating Plaintiff for
achalasia, "a disorder of the esophagus that makes it
hard for foods and liquids to pass into the stomach,
" hypothyroidism, when the body lacks
sufficient thyroid hormone thereby leading to a slower
metabolism,  and hypertension. (201-61.) He also
referred Plaintiff to a gastroenterologist, neurologist,
cardiologist, ontorologist, and joint specialists, all of
whom sent Dr. Samson their treatment notes after examining
December 9, 2009, Dr. Samson noted that Plaintiff complained
of numbness in her tongue and burning in the back of her
throat and tongue. (201.) The doctor diagnosed her with
"severe reflux seondary [sic] to
achalasia" and recommended a
"GI" follow-up. (Id.) He also noted
that she had surgeries on her sinus and esophagus and has a
history of hypothyroidism. (Id.) At the time,
Plaintiff was taking the prescription medicines, Synthroid,
which replaces a hormone normally produced by one's
thyroid gland,  and Prilosec, to address acid
2010, Plaintiff visited Dr. Samson every few weeks to be
treated for her thyroid and blood pressure. (206-08, 215-16,
231-32, 234-35, 237). In addition, she complained of swelling
on the left side of her neck and burning in her shoulders.
(208, 234.) She continued to take her previously prescribed
medications. Dr. Samson continued to diagnose her with
hypothyroidism, hypertension, and achalasia. He also noted
that Plaintiff had "white coat syndrome" after
checking her blood pressure during a visit, which is when
"blood pressure surges when measured in the doctor's
office." (207.) On May 24, 2010, Dr. Samson noted
that Plaintiff was experiencing dizziness and would follow up
with a neurologist. (226.) Her medication list now also
included Domperidon, which is used to treat, inter
alia, "complaints of the stomach, which occur with
delayed emptying of the stomach, " and Lisonopril
for hypertension. (Id.) On November 21, 2010, Dr.
Samson treated her for sinus pressure and diagnosed her with
nasal congestion. (234-35.) On December 26, 2010, six days
after Plaintiff applied for social security benefits (II.
infra), she followed up with Dr. Samson to continue
her thyroid treatment.
2011, Dr. Samson continued to treat Plaintiff for the same
symptoms and diagnosed her with the same conditions. (240,
244, 250-251, 257, 258, 260-61.) On February 20, 2011, the
doctor noted that she was also taking Crestor, which is
prescribed to treat high cholesterol,  and Benicar,
which is prescribed to treat hypertension. (240.) On May
22, 2011, Dr. Samson noted that Plaintiff was experiencing
"constant chest pain" which improved when she was
sitting but worsened at night, and was also suffering from
pain "everywhere" due to arthritis. (244.)
24, 2011, while continuing to treat Plaintiff, Dr. Samson
submitted a Multiple Impairment Questionnaire. (192-99.) Dr.
Samson noted Plaintiffs diagnosis of "achalasia"
and "arthritis" with "pain in neck / arm /
back." (192.) To the extent that the Court can read the
handwritten notes, Dr. Samson also noted that her prognosis
is "fair not improving, " and that his diagnosis is
supported by "multiple upper
endoscopies" and "UGI series" (192, 193),
but there are no copies of or notations regarding endoscopies
or GI series in the Administrative Record. Dr. Samson
reported that her symptoms of "chest pain, "
"burning pain, " and pain in her "mid sternum,
" are "present & consistent, " and occur
"daily multiple times, " again, as best as the
Court can determine from the handwritten notes. (193, 194.)
He ranged her pain level as 9 and her fatigue level as 4.
(194.) In an eight-hour day, she can sit only one hour and
stand/walk not at all or no more than one hour.
(Id.) He does not recommend that she have a job that
requires sitting continuously and that she has to get up and
move around hourly. (Id.) He also recommended that
she not have a job where she has to stand/walk continuously.
(195.) She cannot lift or carry any weight. (Id.)
She does not have significant limitations in repetitively
reaching, handling, fingering, or lifting. (Id.) He
further diagnosed that her symptoms would likely increase if
she is placed in a competitive work environment, and that her
condition would interfere with her ability to keep her neck
in a constant position. (196.) He assessed that her pain,
fatigue, and other symptoms are constant and severe enough to
interfere with her attention and concentration, that her
symptoms will last at least 12 months, that emotional factors
do contribute to the severity of her symptoms, and, as best
as the handwritten notes can be read, described her emotional
factors as "severe pain arthritis &, " the rest
is illegible. (197.) The doctor does not consider Plaintiff
to be a malingerer. (Id.) He estimates that
Plaintiff would be absent more than three times a month from
work on average as a result of her impairments. (198.)
these findings, Dr. Samson noted that Plaintiff can tolerate
moderate work stress, that he does not think that Plaintiffs
impairments would produce "good" and "bad
days, " and that Plaintiff will not need to take
unscheduled breaks to rest at unpredictable intervals during
an eight-hour workday. (197, 198.) There is no record that
the ALJ noticed or attempted to resolve what appears to be an
inconsistency in Dr. Samson's opinion.
weeks later, on July 10, 2011, Plaintiff complained to Dr.
Samson of a sore throat and burning in her throat and on her
skin. (250.) The doctor noted that it might be mouth sores.
(251.) A July 26, 2011, colonoscopy report revealed internal
hemorrhoids. (257.) An August 1, 2011 Echo report appeared
normal. (258.) Dr. Samson's last treatment note in the
Administrative Record is dated September 4, 2011, when he
continued to treat Plaintiff for blood pressure and
cholesterol. (260-61.) Plaintiff continued to complain about
burning in her tongue. (260.) She also complained of
experiencing difficulty swallowing. (Id.) Dr. Samson
recommended a GI follow-up in three months and checking on
her "labs." (261.) Dr. Samson had also received the
results of Plaintiff s blood work between August 15, 2010 and
May 22, 2011, all of which were normal. (230, 233, 236, 239,
Dr. Steven Kadish, Plaintiffs Treating
point, Dr. Samson referred Plaintiff to Dr. Kadish, a
gastroenterologist, who also began treating Plaintiff in
2003. (130.) The Administrative Record contains his treatment
notes from January 2010 through July 2011. (262.) In sum, his
treatment notes indicate that throughout this period, Dr.
Kadish treated Plaintiff for achalasia and dysphagia,
which he noted as causing Plaintiff to have difficulty
swallowing solids and liquids as well as causing Plaintiff to
experience chest pain. Dr. Kadish also treated Plaintiff for
specifically, on January 20, 2010, Dr. Kadish noted that two
attempts at a motility study for Plaintiff were
unsuccessful because they had trouble placing the catheter.
(203.) He noted that Plaintiffs symptoms had worsened when
she stopped taking Nexium (for acid reflux) in preparation
for the motility study. (Id.) Her symptoms were sour
taste in her mouth, solids and liquids getting stuck because
she had trouble swallowing, and pain in her teeth and head.
(Id.) Plaintiff can push down the solids with
liquids, but then she regurgitates the liquids.
(Id.) Plaintiff told Dr. Kadish that since her
surgery, she has been able to keep solids down, but liquids
continue to cause her difficulty. (Id.) Dr. Kadish
recommended that she return to taking Nexium and increased
her dosage. Dr. Kadish diagnosed her as "status post a
Heller myotomy for achalasia." (Id.) He
also noted her blood pressure at 146/96, which is
March 4, 2010, pathology report appeared normal to Dr.
Kadish. (265.) But her motility study on the same date noted
"failed swallows and an isobaric or common cavity
pressure patterns throughout, " with "limited or no
relaxation of the LES .... The LES pressures changed
inappropriately and there were inappropriate timed
swallows." (266.) The diagnosis again was achalasia.
April 2, 2010, Dr. Kadish noted Plaintiffs symptoms as
"intermittent episodes of chest discomfort that can
radiate to her stomach or to her jaw." (209.) He noted
that Plaintiff "had undergone a recent extensive GI
evaluation including an upper endoscopy as well as a repeat
motility study and barium studies, " and noted the
results of the motility study. (Id.) He also
observed that Plaintiff had "minimal epigastric
discomfort, " and was "in no significant
distress." (Id.) Although he advised Plaintiff
to see Dr. Vohra again, Plaintiff refused because she did not
want to have surgery again. (Id.) Dr. Kadish noted
that Dr. Vohra had informed him that "there was no
surgical intervention but suggested that she follow-up."
(Id.) Dr. Kadish gave Plaintiff a trial drug that
was not yet approved in the United States, advised her to see
Dr. Samson for her chest pains, and to eat small meals and
eat and drink at separate times. (210.)
notes at the end of the April 2010 treatment notes indicate
that on May 21, 2010, Plaintiff experienced "pain less
chest pain-comfortable" and "pain in jaw-when wakes
up in AM R forehead (going to Neurologist)." (269.)
Dr. Kadish's typed treatment notes for May 21, 2010,
diagnose Plaintiff as "status a helimyotomy...."
(270.) He also noted that her chest pain is still present but
"is markedly diminished with Domperidone."
(Id.) However, Dr. Kadish noted, upon examining
Plaintiff "she continues to have some discomfort....
Perhaps there is a muscoskeletal component to this.
(Id.) In any event, she seems to have improved on
the Domperidone and I have increased the Domperidone to 20
mg. (Id.) I have also asked her to have small meals
and eat and drink at separate times." (Id.)
notes on Dr. Kadish's May 21, 2010 treatment notes
indicate that on July 7, 2010, Plaintiff complained to him
that she had been feeling well until two days ago when
heaviness in her chest returned, similar to what she had
experienced in the past. (271.) These notes indicate that
Plaintiff is taking Domperidone three times a day, that she
appears well, that there is chest tenderness, that she should
increase Domperidone to four times a day and take two Motrin.
(Id.) There are no more treatment notes from Dr.
Kadish for the rest of 2010.
January 12, 2011, approximately a month after Plaintiff had
filed for social security benefits, Dr. Kadish continued to
treat Plaintiff for chest pain. (238.) After taking Advil for
a month, Plaintiffs chest "discomfort" was
alleviated. (Id.) But the discomfort returned after
she stopped taking Advil, which was preventing Plaintiff from
standing for an extended period of time. (Id.) This
is the first and only time that difficulty with standing for
extended periods of time is mentioned by any of Plaintiff s
treating physicians. Plaintiff still experienced difficulty
swallowing which would resolve only after she drank water.
(Id.) Dr. Kadish's exam indicated
"significant for pain" on both sides of her lower
ribs and her chest wall. (Id.) He noted that her
symptoms were caused by arthritis and motility disorder of
her esophagus. (Id.) He recommended Tylenol or Advil
for the arthritis and that she continue with Prilosec and
four months later, on May 24, 2011, Dr. Kadish noted that
Plaintiff had a history of "an achalasia repair"
and that she was complaining about chest pain that goes to
her jaw, and leg pain that is worse when she wakes up in the
morning. (248.) The doctor diagnosed that her chest pain
"is associated with dysphagia to liquids and solids but
can also occur in the absence of eating." (Id.)
Dr. Kadish increased Plaintiffs Domperidone intake to four
times a day. (Id.) His exam revealed "chest
discomfort to palpation, " but otherwise "no
significant distress." (Id.) Dr. Kadish
continued to diagnose her as "status post surgery for
achalasia. She in all likelihood has a component of a
continuing motility disorder, which may be contributing to
her chest discomfort." (Id.) In addition to
seeing a cardiologist, Dr. Kadish recommended that Plaintiff
see a rheumatologist. (Id.) On July 26, 2011, Dr.
Kadish performed a colonoscopy on Plaintiff that revealed
internal hemorrhoids. (257.) There are no treatment notes
from Dr. Kadish for the rest of 2011.
January 11, 2012, Dr. Kadish provided an Impairment
Questionnaire for Gastrointestinal Disorders. (278-83.) The
doctor indicated that he began treating Plaintiff on either
July 6, 2004 or 2009 (the handwriting is unclear), that he
last examined her on January 10, 2012, and that he saw her
every few months. (278.) He opined that Plaintiff has
achalasia and dysphagia, that she is in pain, that she gets
chest pain because of food between a level one and two, and
maybe has arthritis, that her experience of these symptoms is
frequent, that she cannot tolerate even low stress because of
work, that she will have good days and bad days, and is
likely to be absent from work more than three times a month.
(279-83.) He did not note how many hours, if any, that
Plaintiff can sit, stand, and walk in an eight-hour workday,
and whether it is medically necessary for her to not sit in a
work setting. (281.) He opined that Plaintiff can
occasionally lift or carry up to but no more than five
Dr. Ellen Braunstein, Plaintiffs Treating
Braunstein, a neurologist, treated Plaintiff in 2010. On
April 29, 2010, Plaintiff complained to Dr. Braunstein about
"burning pain" and that her "whole body
aches." (217-18.) Dr. Braunstein diagnosed that
esophagitis was causing pain on the top of Plaintiff s head.
The doctor recommended a brain MRI and EEG, "and a
Neurotrax evaluation for cognitive functioning with
headaches." She also noted that Plaintiff had a history
of thyroid disease, reflux esophagitis, and sciatica.
early May 2010, Dr. Braunstein received a report that
Plaintiffs MRI results were normal, "MRI brain without
contrast" (219-20), as were the results of Plaintiff s
EEG. (221.) Later that month, Dr. Braunstein performed a
Brief Cognitive Assessment Battery test on Plaintiff
which also yielded normal results. (222-225.) On May 18,
2010, Dr. Braunstein noted that Plaintiff is "doing OK,
except that every now and then when she gets the reflux
esophagitis, she gets the burning sensation up her neck and
into her head, " and that the pain in her lower back has
returned but is getting better with rest. (295.) Test results
dated May 21, 2010, indicated that Dr. Braunstein found
Plaintiffs results to be "within normal limits."
(297-98.) Test results dated May 25, 2010, noted that Dr.
Braunstein found that if Plaintiff were to move her head too
quickly, she will experience "oscillopsia (movement of
the visual field)." (300.) Dr. Braunstein nonetheless
concluded that the results were "within normal
24, 2010, Dr. Braunstein noted that Plaintiff is still
experiencing stiffness on the top of her head, but it is also
"beginning to feel a little better, " and that the
area is tender. (227.) The doctor also found that Plaintiff
has "a lot of pain limitation within the cervical
region" and "paraspinous muscle spasms ...."
(Id.) Dr. Braunstein prescribed Flexeril 10 mg,
"a muscle relaxant, " and noted that because of
Plaintiff s history with "reflux esophagitis, " she
did not prescribe an anti-inflammatory. (Id.) Dr.
Braunstein's medical file includes a two-page
"Patient Analysis" on Plaintiff that lists the
following as "Transaction Description" from April
29, 2010, through June 24, 2010: headaches, "memory
disturbance and neuropsychological testing,
seizures/convultions, demyelination, vertigo of central
origin, and hemisensory loss/paresthesian/numbness/tingling.
Dr. Sheldon Genack, Plaintiffs Examining
Genack treated Plaintiff only on January 6, 2010. (202.) The
doctor noted Plaintiffs history of esophageal spasm, that she
underwent laparoscopic fundoplication in 2006, and
that she told him that she had had thee sinus surgeries for
polyps, the last one in 2001. (Id.) His examination
confirmed "prior endoscopic sinus surgery."
(Id.) Plaintiff complained to Dr. Genack of
experiencing pain over her cheeks and diffuse scalp
tenderness for about a month. (Id.) The doctor
observed scalp tenderness but found no swelling.
(Id.) He recommended autoimmune blood work to
determine the cause of the "scalp tenderness, "
which he noted may be related to "some autoimmune
condition or fibromyalgia ...." (Id.) Dr.
Genack suggested that Plaintiff try Prednisone, an
anti-inflammatory,  beginning at 40 mg "with a taper
over eight days." (Id.)
Dr. Lori Cohen, Plaintiffs Examining Oral and
Cohen, an oral and maxillofacial specialist, also treated
Plaintiff only once, on July 19, 2010. (229.) Dr. Cohen noted
Plaintiffs symptoms as experiencing a burning sensation in
her throat and mouth for the past two weeks, which pain was
acute at night while she was in bed. Plaintiff experienced
the same symptoms about a year earlier that had resolved
itself. (Id.) The doctor asked Plaintiff how
Plaintiff addressed her GERD, a digestive disorder,
including whether Plaintiff sleeps with her head elevated.
(Id.) Dr. Cohen noted that Plaintiff is in Dr.
Kadish's care for gastric reflux disease, and that she
suffers from spasm of the esophageal sphincter and has had
surgery for it. (Id.) Dr. Cohen recommended that
Plaintiff alter her eating and sleeping habits, prescribed
Xanax (used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and
anxiety caused by depression),  and recommended Pepcid
AC, an over-the-counter medication used to address heartburn.
Dr. Eric Steinberg, Plaintiffs Examining
Steinberg, a cardiologist, examined Plaintiff only once, on
June 13, 2011, after the Agency rejected her application for
benefits. (249.) Dr. Steinberg noted Plaintiffs symptoms as
new onset/progressive right greater than left-sided chest
pains that are described as a pressure like sensation and at
times can be as intense as 흏. Symptoms are aggravated
with touching/pressing over the focal area of discomfort and
also when sleeping and lying in a lateral recumbent position.
She does describe working for 9 months near the World Trade
Center site shortly after 9/11, but has not had any other
prior WTC exposure related symptoms ....
(Id.) The doctor noted that Plaintiff had
"atypical chest pain syndrome, history of significant
esophageal disease and normal cardiac oath from 2002-suspect
noncardiac related symptoms (EG/GI/musculosketetal) but will
also screen for possible underlying structural cardiovascular
component." (Id.) Dr. Steinberg further noted
that Plaintiff had received Botox injections and sees Dr.
Kadish after undergoing a GI surgical procedure by Dr. Vohra
in 2006. (Id.) He recommended an echocardiogram,
carotid Doppler, and "exercise nuclear stress
test." (Id.) He also encouraged Plaintiff to
pursue diet and exercise programs and to see Dr. Kadish for a
GI follow-up visit. (Id.)
Dr. Bruce Stein, Plaintiffs Examining Rheumatologist
Stein, a specialist in arthritis and rheumatology, examined
Plaintiff on January 18, 2012. (304.) Dr. Stein noted
Plaintiffs symptoms as chest pain, deep breathing, drying in
eyes and mouth, extreme fatigue, headache, muscle pain and
stiffness in her right forearm, left forearm, bilateral
shoulders and thighs, and that "[t]he condition has
existed for 12 months." (Id.) He also noted her
history with numbness on her tongue and burning in the back
of her throat and tongue. (Id.) Dr. Stein further
noted that Plaintiffs "past medication history is
significant for hypothyroidism as well as a surgical history
on her esophagus." (Id.) He diagnosed Plaintiff
with fibromyalgia,  dysphasia, and hypothyroidism, and noted
that the resulting "muscle pain and fatigue" make
her "unable to work at this time and indefinitely."
(Id.) This is the earliest treatment note indicating
a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, although earlier notes have
reflected related symptoms.
February 1, 2012, Dr. Stein, provided an Impairment
Questionnaire for Fibromyalgia. (306-11.) The doctor noted
that Plaintiff suffers from "gastric reflux" and
"osteoarthritis, " as best as the handwritten notes
can be read, and that her prognosis is "fair."
(306.) To the extent that the Court can read the
barely-legible handwritten notes listing "the positive
clinical findings" and the "location where
applicable, " the notations say "pain in upper
torso" and "fatigue." (Id.) Dr. Stein
further noted that her resulting symptoms are fatigue and
joint pain in her spine, chest, shoulders, arms, hands,
fingers, hips, legs, ankles, knees, and feet, that Plaintiff
has trouble sleeping, that her pain is constant and at a
level eight, that she is taking prescribed medications, and
that her impairments will last at least 12 months. (307-08.)
Dr. Stein noted that she can sit or stand/walk only two hours
in an eight-hour day. (309.) He further recommended that
Plaintiff not sit continuously in a work setting, that she
must sit within 15 minutes, that she can occasionally lift or
carry zero to five pounds, and that she cannot tolerate even
"low stress" jobs. (Id.) He based this
recommendation on the fact that Plaintiff has "pain
& fatigue [that] is exacerbated by stress." (310.)
Dr. Stein also noted that "anxiety forces flare up of
joint pain, " that she will need to take a break every
half-an-hour in an eight-hour workday and rest every 15
minutes before returning to work, she will have good and bad
days, she will be absent from work more than three times a
month, and that the following conditions will limit her at
work: psychological, need to avoid wetness, limited vision,
need to avoid temperature extremes, no pushing or pulling,
need to avoid fumes, gases, humidity, heights, and no
kneeling, bending, or stooping. (310-11.)
Dr. Benjamin Levine, Plaintiffs Treating Joint
Dr. Levine treated Plaintiff on a monthly basis from December
12, 2011, to February 3, 2012 (313), the Administrative
Record does not contain any treatment notes from him. The
record does contain his Impairment Questionnaire for
Fibromyalgia that is dated February 6, 2012. (313-18.)
Questionnaire, Dr. Levine diagnosed Plaintiff with
"GERD, esophageal ..., hypothyroidism, and LBP."
(313.) Like Dr. Stein, Dr. Levine found that her prognosis is
Fair but added that she is "not likely to return to
previous functional state." (Id.) As best as
the handwritten notes can be read, his "positive
clinical findings" are that she has
"diffusepain" and "lower back pain."
(Id.) The Court cannot read the handwritten notes
indicating the "laboratory and diagnostic test
results" that support Dr. Levine's diagnosis. (314.)
He lists Plaintiffs symptoms as "diffuse pain, "
"TMJ, " and "GERD." (Id.) He
finds that Plaintiffs impairments are "reasonably
consistent" with the physical and emotional impairments
that he listed in the Questionnaire. (Id.) Dr.
Levine found that pain is constant and in her thoracic spine
and chest, as well as her shoulders, arms, hands, fingers,
hips, legs, ankles, knees, and feet. (314-15.) He also found
that her impairments will last at least 12 months. (315.) Dr.
Levine noted that she can sit only one hour in an eight-hour
day, and should either not stand or walk or stand or walk for
no more than an hour. (316.) Dr. Levine further recommended
that Plaintiff not sit continuously in a work setting, that
she must move around every 15 minutes, that she can
occasionally lift or carry less than five pounds, and can
never lift or carry more than five pounds. (316.) He also
noted that Plaintiff cannot tolerate even "low
stress" jobs because she "needs to move
around" and because her joint pain "limits her
ability to do physical activities." (316-17.) Dr. Levine
found that depression may contribute to the severity of her
symptoms and functional limitations. (Id.) He also
found that she will need to take a break every 15 minutes in
an eight-. hour workday and rest five to ten minutes before
returning to work; that she will have good and bad days; that
she will be absent from work more than three times a month;
and that her work will be limited by requirements that
refrain she refrain from any kneeling, bending, or stooping.
(317-18.) 2009 is the earliest date that Dr. Levine estimates
these symptoms and limitations apply. (318.)
Plaintiff Applies for Benefits in December 2010
December 20, 2010, Plaintiff filed applications seeking
social security disability insurance ("DIB") and
supplemental security income ("SSI") benefits.
(105-13.) In her undated Disability Report (124-35), the
following conditions are listed as limiting her ability to
work: hypertensive cardiovascular disease, hypertension,
fibromyalgia, and hypothyroidism. (127.) The following
physicians are listed as those with relevant medical records:
• Dr. Steven Kadish, who treated her for "digestive
disorders" and "acid reflux" from January 2003
to October 2010 (130);
• Dr. Jonathan Klahr, who treated her for
"fibromyalgia" from January 2003 to October 2010
• Dr. Israel Samson, who treated her for
"hypertension" and "hypothyroidism" from
January 2003 to September 2010 (131-32.)
January 18, 2011, Plaintiff submitted a Work History Report
(155-63) stating that she used to lift less than ten pounds
in both jobs, and that as a data entry clerk, she walked for
an hour, stood for an hour, sat for three hours, ...