Yes, but there are some limits.
Generally, you can change your doctor two times without insurance company approval. You may do this for several reasons. Sometimes, an injured worker and their doctor do not see eye to eye, or you may need a certain kind of doctor, depending on your injury. Certain changes of doctors do not count as a change of physician.
There are other rules if the insurance company enrolled you in a Managed Care Organization, also known as an MCO.
If you have an open claim, and are not sure if you can change doctors, or if you even need to, give us a call at 503-325-8600. We have offices in Astoria and Beaverton, and can meet to discuss your claim.