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    Default Is Your Surgeon or Primary Doctor Responsible for the Work Ability Report

    Had rotor cuff and labrum tear surgically repaired June 12. Surgeon stated that I could go back to work on light duty on June 25, however, my primary doctor has filled out a form to report back to work July 12th. Doctor also stated would see how I was doing at that time. Whose work ability report does WC go by?

    I am also currently on Vicadin and 800 Ibuprophen. I work highway maintenance and cannot drive a vehicle while medicated that may result in getting stopped for DUI. I have a required CDL for my job.

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    Default Re: Is Your Surgeon or Primary Doctor Responsible for the Work Ability Report

    Generally you have ONE Dr... any other Dr who sees you would send his report to have PTP/Primary Treating Physican.
    I am also currently on Vicadin and 800 Ibuprophen. I work highway maintenance and cannot drive a vehicle while medicated that may result in getting stopped for DUI. I have a required CDL for my job.
    You would need a Dr report/opinion to define what you work restrictions may be If any at all.
    Your ER could also send you for a "fit for work" exam by a Dr of their choice.

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    Default Re: Is Your Surgeon or Primary Doctor Responsible for the Work Ability Report

    Quote Quoting weebles5 View Post
    Had rotor cuff and labrum tear surgically repaired June 12. Surgeon stated that I could go back to work on light duty on June 25, however, my primary doctor has filled out a form to report back to work July 12th. Doctor also stated would see how I was doing at that time. Whose work ability report does WC go by?

    I am also currently on Vicadin and 800 Ibuprophen. I work highway maintenance and cannot drive a vehicle while medicated that may result in getting stopped for DUI. I have a required CDL for my job.
    which ever they choose.
    you should discuss work restrictions with your employer and doctor.

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