06-22-2007, 08:04 AM
My fiance had a knee injury a month ago. He has seen a doctor that we chose for the last 3 weeks...had the MRI and found out he has a torn meniscus. He was all ready to be scheduled for surgury but had to wait for the WC people to get back to the doctors office. (they had already been involved in the process) This week WC called to say they wanted him to go to another surgeon. He can't even get in there for 2 weeks for an appointment and then who know how long after that for surgery. He could of had this done next week if they would have let us stick with the doctor he was already seeing. Can WC dictate who a patient sees? In the first phone call the insurance co said that they had no preferred psysicians...then when he called back to say he wanted to stick with the doctor he has been seeing they said they would not pay for that. Meanwhile he is in pain , off work, and driving me crazy! Should we be able to stick with the original doctor?