Hello all, I am a Law Enforcement Officer for a large department, I was injured when attempting to subdue an individual. As common practice our department first sends us to a dr that im guessing has a contract with them. He is located in one of the "multi care" type offices. This particular dr has a reputation of trying to send officers back to work ASAP without any regard for there health or injury. I have dealt with him in the past and felt forced to go back still injured, this time i have smartened up. In this incident i hurt my shoulder and he sent me back to work after a week saying i was fine even though i had limited movement and pain. I asked to see a specialist and he refused telling me i should go back to work. So i went back to work and told my supervisor i was unfit for duty due to my injury, this time i did a little digging and went to the board of medical examiners and found out about his past malpractice lawsuits. My employer will not get rid of him. Upon returning back to him after reporting my existing injury to my supervisor I told him i do not feel confident in his abilities due to his malpractice suits, his reply was "alot of doctors have those", to which i said i do not want "those" dr's treating me , and that i wanted to be referred to a specialist, which i since have been and have been getting the treatment i need, I am going for surgery in 2 weeks.....guess i wasn't "fine" after all....my question is , is there anything i can do to make sure I do not have to see this dr anymore in the future?? Do i have any rights in this situation?
Thank you in advance for your suggestions....sorry if this was hard to follow