A Panel of Physicians is a list of at least 6 doctors that your employer must have posted in a conspicuous location. Your employer must also explain to you the purpose of the Panel of Physicians. The panel must include at least six (6) physicians or professional associations. It must also include at least one orthopedic surgeon, a minority physician and four other properly qualified physicians. The Panel can have no more than two (2) industrial clinics.
If your employer has a valid, posted Panel of Physician and it is explained to you, you will need to select a doctor from the Panel. If your employer does not have a Panel or does not explain it to you, you may be able to treat with a doctor of your choice.