The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Oswald Parada United States Magistrate Judge
MEMORANDUM OPINION; ORDER
The Court now rules as follows with respect to the disputed issues listed in*fn1 the Joint Stipulation ("JS").*fn2
DISPUTED ISSUES As reflected in the Joint Stipulation, the disputed issues which Plaintiff raises as the grounds for reversal and/or remand are as follows:
1. Whether the Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") properly considered the opinion of the treating physician;
2. Whether the ALJ properly assessed Plaintiff's residual functional capacity ("RFC"); and
2. Whether the ALJ posed a complete hypothetical to the vocational expert ("VE"). (JS at 2-3.)
Under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), this Court reviews the Commissioner's decision to determine whether the Commissioner's findings are supported by substantial evidence and whether the proper legal standards were applied. DeLorme v. Sullivan, 924 F.2d 841, 846 (9th Cir. 1991). Substantial evidence means "more than a mere scintilla" but less than a preponderance. Richardson v. Perales, 402 U.S. 389, 401, 91 S. Ct. 1420, 28 L. Ed. 2d 842 (1971); Desrosiers v. Sec'y of Health & Human Servs., 846 F.2d 573, 575-76 (9th Cir. 1988). Substantial evidence is "such relevant evidence as a reasonable mind might accept as adequate to support a conclusion." Richardson, 402 U.S. at 401 (citation omitted). The Court must review the record as a whole and consider adverse as well as supporting evidence. Green v. Heckler, 803 F.2d 528, 529-30 (9th Cir. 1986). Where evidence is susceptible of more than one rational interpretation, the Commissioner's decision must be upheld. Gallant v. Heckler, 753 F.2d 1450, 1452 (9th Cir. 1984).
The ALJ found that Plaintiff has the severe impairments of bone fractures, essential hypertension, affective mood disorder, and substance abuse in remission. (Administrative Record ("AR") at 21.) The ALJ concluded that Plaintiff's treatment for a ventral incisional hernia was a non-severe impairment. (Id.) She found that Plaintiff has the RFC to perform less than the full range of light work with the following limitations: lifting and/or carrying twenty pounds occasionally and ten pounds frequently; standing or walking two hours in an eight-hour workday; sitting six hours in an eight-hour workday, with the opportunity to stand and stretch each hour for one to three minutes; occasionally climb stairs or ramps but not ladders, ropes, or scaffolds; occasionally balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; no exposure to dangerous ...