I was recently diagnosed with a hernia caused by heavy lifting at work. I was sent to the company's doctor and also saw my personal physician. Both the company's doctor and my own physician have referred me to surgeons. 2 questions:
1) Can I have the surgeon recommended by my primary care physician do the surgery (MD within my network)?
2) I am off on temp disability – (my first few days off). Do I have a time limit in which I have to have the surgery completed? I want to take my time do some research and get various opinions before going under the knife but I don't want to risk losing benefits/jopb or cause any issues.