Choosing the best doctor for your workers' compensation injury can be difficult. You probably have never been injured at work before, don't know what to do, and probably haven't even gotten a lawyer for this type of issue before. This whole process may be completely new, and that's why this choice can be so complicated - you may feel like you're "jumping in blind". Still, you want to choose the right doctor for you so that you can have access to your provider whenever you need it, and so that you can get the best care possible to recover from your injury.
BUT, how do you make that choice?
There are ways to make this choice wisely - there are ways that will help you pick the best doctor for you, and here are the two most important considerations you should keep in mind when choosing:
1) Make sure you get referrals. The first thing you want to do is try to get referrals from family and friends. It's best to work with a doctor that you know from your own experience or someone else's own experience. The best way to tell you how competent, easy to talk to, and responsive a doctor is, is by listening to their patients and other people they have worked with. When you get referrals from family and friends, you get to see (almost) first-hand what being a patient for this doctor might be like - that's an invaluable expereince!
2) Don't let the insurance company choose for you. Secondly, it's important to remember that some doctors do so much work for insurance companies that they probably won't have your best interests at heart, or will be biased basd on all the money they make from insurance company evaluations. Don't let this happen to you.
You want a doctor that is unbiased, and is working for YOU, not one that is working for the insurance company.
If you need more help on picking a doctor for your workers' compensation case, give us a call at 202-393-3320. After listening to your specific situation, we can probably give you a list of doctors our clients have recommended for treatment of specific injuries, or at least tell you who the insurance doctors are.
At Donahoe Kearney, most of our new clients are from referrals, clients who enjoyed working with us and have passed on our name to someone else. And, what they find is that the experience they were expecting at the outset, is the expereience they've received. Check out some of what our past clients have to say about us here.