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Can I Choose my Own Doctor?

In Alabama, the employer (usually through its insurance carrier) gets to select the initial treating physician. If you are not satisfied with the authorized physician, you have a right to select another doctor from a panel of four other doctors. However, this right is limited and should only be exercised with care. Additionally, if your employer refuses to select an authorized treating physician, you may then have the right to select your own physician. Again, this right is limited. Whenever an issue arises where the employer has refused to provide a doctor or has provided an unsatisfactory doctor, you should seek legal advice to help get the treatment you need.