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#1
I fell at work. Was sent to an orthopedic for my elbow he ordered sling and MRI. No work until I seee him again. The next week I saw a spine specialist as I had a successful lumbar fusion 11 years ago. The spine specialist examined me ordered MRIs, PT and released me back to light duty. Work called today and said I’m released to come back tomorrow. I’m still waiting for MRI and sling my that elbow ortho ordered. Dies anyone have experience with seeing 2 specialist and conflicting work status? Spine specialist claims he’s a hard ass and that I’m am to go back to work undiagnosed. ? thanks in advance for your help.
 
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#2
I'm not sure I understand your question.
I'll try to provide information on the obvious issues.

You can follow one doctor and stay off and the carrier/employer can follow the other doctor and not pay you.
Did you injure both areas?
Did both docs treat both areas?
You shouldn't have 2 doctors treating the same condition.
You can be disabled from one and not the other.

Conflicting medical evidence can be decided by the comp court.
How did you get to the "spine specialist"?
You should make an attempt at light work. If there are problems, review your restrictions with the Doctor.
If you are going to be off work, make sure you file for FMLA if available so your job is protected.
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#3
I guess you got what you needed???
Thankx for posting.
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#4
Hello,
Yes, I have multiple body parts involved from fall. RT. Lumbar pain- RT Shoulder pain radiating into left shoulder blade - debt to spine specialist for these parts.
RT elbow/ arm pain debt to orthopedic specialist for this part. I am seeing two different docs for the injuries. Sling and MRI off work ordered from ortho and MRI of cervicle and lumbar &pt from spine specialist light duty. Sorry it’s confusing. My FMLA I’m running concurrent with WC.
 
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#5
Hello,
Yes, I have multiple body parts involved from fall. RT. Lumbar pain- RT Shoulder pain radiating into left shoulder blade - debt to spine specialist for these parts.
RT elbow/ arm pain debt to orthopedic specialist for this part. I am seeing two different docs for the injuries. Sling and MRI off work ordered from ortho and MRI of cervicle and lumbar &pt from spine specialist light duty. Sorry it’s confusing. My FMLA I’m running concurrent with WC.
 
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#6
You can change doctors at any time:
The employer/carrier has to Provide a one-time change of physician within five business days of receipt of your written request.
More information on your rights and benefits here and from the ombudsman

https://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/wc...efault.htm
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#7
It completely blows my mind that the spine specialist pretty much blew me off knowing that I have hardware in my back. He was not concerned. Stated he was a hard ass and sent me on my way. Ordered PT but I’m not sure for what as we don’t know ewhat the problem is. My attorney doesnt want to ask for change of doctor until after we get MRI results and see what MR. Hardass decides to do. The adjuster did call work and tell them that although spine doc gave light duty I’m still out of work for my elbow. I had no idea work computer was so confusing. I feel like when I fell that I fell into a black hole. Lol.
 
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#8
It's not health insurance.
When the employer has to pay the bills, they want lots of controls on what they have to pay.
Iots of rules & regs to keep costs down.
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#9
It completely blows my mind that the spine specialist pretty much blew me off knowing that I have hardware in my back. He was not concerned. Stated he was a hard ass and sent me on my way. Ordered PT but I’m not sure for what as we don’t know ewhat the problem is. My attorney doesnt want to ask for change of doctor until after we get MRI results and see what MR. Hardass decides to do. The adjuster did call work and tell them that although spine doc gave light duty I’m still out of work for my elbow. I had no idea work computer was so confusing. I feel like when I fell that I fell into a black hole. Lol.
 
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#10
Medicine as practiced is just as good or as flawed as any person.
given your previous medical history you should have been prepared for either extreme.
Too many have an unrealistic or exalted view of doctors.
It's been a big business/money maker for the last 50 /60 years.
It's not just workers comp; they use the doctors everyone else does.
It's all of medicine and health that is now practiced as Big Business America.
Comp is actually a very tiny slice of Big Business health.
This is their window to take down the Affordable Care Act and it'll only get worse.
Altruism is in medicine harder to find every year.
Trust but verify.
I,ll get off my soapbox now.....
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