In Chrappa v. Ohm,  O.J. No. 1663 (C.J.) at para. 27, Lax J. stated: “it is my view that, in general, the evidence of a family physician who has followed a patient over a long period of time can often be the most helpful evidence in sorting out the predictably differing views of medical experts who are assembled for the purposes of litigation.”
Treating doctors are not immune from reliability challenges. In Greer v. Horton,  O.J. No. 4826 (S.C.) at paras. 21-22, Epstein J. gave “little weight” to the treating doctor on the basis that his evidence “lacked objectivity.”
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