You can treat with your own doctor. Under Minnesota workers’ compensation law an injured worker as a right to choose their own doctor. Only in limited situations such as managed care programs can a workers’ compensation insurer direct you to treat with a doctor or clinic. Otherwise, you have a right to choose your doctor.
The choice of the primary healthcare provider can have long-lasting consequences for you. Care should be taken by you to choose a physician who is both qualified and competent to treat the injury.