A major factor in any medical recovery process is the choice of doctor you make. Having a good doctor that knows what he or she is doing and can work well with you will make a lot of difference in the ease and efficiency of getting the medical attention that you need. Unfortunately, choosing the right doctor to take care of your personal or work related injuries can be a little bit tricky, but will be worth it in the long run. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when looking for the right doctor for you.
For a personal, non-work related injury, it is a good idea to go with the doctor you primarily go to normally. This of course would be different if you required a specialist, but your primary physician would refer you to one if this becomes necessary anyways. Going to your regular doctor is a good idea however because he or she already has your medical records so would know how to best treat you based on any medical history. In addition, insurance is not too much of a concern, since your primary would already be in your insurance network anyways.
If you are trying to treat a workplace injury following a worker’s compensation claim, then it becomes more difficult to find a doctor for you. Sometimes, your place of employment will make you go to their doctor or one they recommend. If you trust the company, then you should see their doctor, but it is better to look into more doctors or find your own, which you can petition for. Some companies will work with unethical doctors to “prove” you don’t have an injury that you actually do, so it is best to try to avoid this trap. When it doubt, go with a doctor you know and trust, especially if he or she is in your insurance network.
Personal or workplace injuries can be difficult and stressful, but having the right doctor can make a big difference on the road to recovery. While we at the Franco Law Firm can’t offer medical advice, we do have expertise in helping you through any legal complications that arise regarding a personal injury or worker’s compensation case. For a free consultation, please call us at (813) 872-0929.